A few weeks back, Frank Ocean noted that he was beginning to have conversations about performing live again in an extensive interview with The New York Times (his first real interview in ages,) but that metrics for (equivalent) album sales would guide those talks. It shouldn’t come as much a surprise at this point either. For Channel Orange, Ocean only performed select shows in tactfully-researched markets, maybe thirteen or so stateside dates and a grip cross-pond.
And now, according to Pitchfork, Ocean has revealed that his first performances in three years (four years by the times they actually arrive) will take place next summer; first, as the headliner for Denmark’s North Side Festival on June 9th, then at London’s Lovebox Festival on July 14th. So if you were thinking the days of seeing Frank Ocean live (or at least out of his self-inflicted isolation) were over, think again. R&B’s favorite recluse appears to be coming out of his shell again, just in time for you to plan that European getaway of your dreams, scored, of course, by the Blond(e)d one himself. Perhaps we’ll even get a U.S. date or two in the weeks ahead. Stay tuned.