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Frank Ocean announces new album + drops “Pyramids” + tour




Frank Ocean has character. He’s rare. In a world that divvies up art by genre, that constantly seeks to quantify cool, he is impossible to miss, like a panda bear in a pine forest. And over the past year or so, he’s become harder and harder to ignore. Frank had long labored behind the curtain-writing for Brandy, Justin Bieber, and John Legend-but after hooking up with L.A.’s Odd Future collective, he self-released 2011’s nostalgia, ULTRA. mixtape, and his own star quickly rose. Original songs like “Novacane” and “Swim Good” showcased his knack for riveting storytelling and arrangement, climbed the R&B charts, and led to collaborations with Beyoncé, and Kanye West and Jay-Z. But Frank isn’t about accolades and accomplishments. He’s a less-is-more kind of guy, the quiet type who saves his words because his songs tell us as much about him as they do ourselves. His live show emphasizes that intimacy, closes that razor-thin gap between the man and his fans. Because as rare as he is, Frank Ocean is also familiar, both in the way he moves among us, undeniably a product of this post-everything, hustle-hard, DIY musical moment, and in the way he conveys that quality that we’re all always seeking: utter timelessness.

Now, Frank Ocean has announced his new album, Channel Orange, due July 17th for Def Jam. Late Friday Frank offered the first glimpse of material from Channel Orange, the near 10-minute epic “Pyramids” along with news of a summer tour. Listen to “Pyramids” and check out all tour dates below.

MP3: “Pyramids” – http://soundcloud.com/frank-ocean/pyramids


 07-13 Seattle, WA – Showbox at the Market

07-14 Vancouver, British Columbia – Commodore Ballroom

07-16 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom

07-17 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern

07-19 Austin, TX – La Zona Rosa

07-20 Dallas, TX – Southside Music Hall

07-22 Atlanta, GA – Center Stage Theatre

07-23 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club

07-25 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer

07-26 New York, NY – Terminal 5

07-28 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club

07-29 Montreal, Quebec – Club Soda

07-31 Toronto, Ontario – The Guvernment

08-01 Detroit, MI – TBA

08-04 Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza



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