UPDATE 8/13/2012: Unfortunately for international fans of Frank Ocean, the rapper has pulled out of his remaining European tour dates, including all performances with Coldplay. An apologetic Ocean released the following statement through the Swedish festival, Way Out West:
"Let me start by saying I feel like an asshole right now, but a tough decision had to be made in regard to my schedule over the next months. Sorry as fu-k, I'll be back if you'll have me."
No further details were given as to the specific nature of the scheduling conflict, nor if Ocean plans to reschedule the missed shows. This isn't the first time the Odd Future artist has made flaky headlines abroad: He recently canceled a series of Norway concerts, citing vocal problems. Check back here when – if? – Frank Ocean's mea culpa materializes into a new round of tour dates!
Frank Ocean is moving up in status, this time on a global level. Having performed at Coachella this past April, the Odd Future member has been tapped by none other than Coldplay (thanks to Billboard for the scoop) to open a series of dates on the European leg of their "Mylo Xyloto" world tour.
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The venues Ocean will play opening for Coldplay will hands down be the biggest arenas he has played in his young career which has really started to take off after his appearances on Jay Z & Kanye West's "Watch the Throne." His debut album entitled "Channel Orange" is set to be released on July 17, so keep a look out for it.
Frank Ocean Opening Dates for Coldplay
|8/28/12||Copenhagen, Denmark||Parken Stadium|
|8/30/12||Stockholm, Sweden||Olympic Stadium|
|9/2/12||Paris, France||Stade de France|
|9/4/12||Cologne, Germany||Rhein Energie Stadium|
|9/6/12||The Hague, Netherlands||Malieveld|
|9/14/12||Leipzig, Germany||Red Bull Stadium|
|9/16/12||Prague, Czech Republic||Slavia Eden Stadium|
|9/19/12||Warsaw, Poland||National Stadium|
|9/22/12||Hannover, Germany||AWD Arena|
Some of the shows have tickets on sale now. Check with SeatGeek for the best deals on all Frank Ocean tickets
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Frank Ocean Ticket Prices
|City||State||Venue Name||Date||Avg. Price|
|New Orleans||LA||House of Blues New Orleans||11/5/2011||$15.80|
|New York||NY||Bowery Ballroom||11/6/2011||$77.03|
|Los Angeles||CA||El Rey Theatre||11/15/2011||$86.90|
|New York||NY||Bowery Ballroom||11/27/2011||$74.90|
|New York||NY||Bowery Ballroom||11/28/2011||$68.06|
|Seattle||WA||Showbox at the Market||7/13/2012||$80.50|
|San Francisco||CA||The Regency Ballroom||7/16/2012||$73.00|
|Los Angeles||CA||The Wiltern||7/17/2012||$103.56|
|New York||NY||Terminal 5||7/26/2012||$33.50|