By Carter Maness
Frank Ocean is an artist's artist and encourages patience with his work, but when he finally drops new material, it's advisable to pay attention. The LA-based, Odd Future-affiliated crooner just announced his first official album, "Channel Orange," will be released on July 17 via Def Jam.
He previewed the new material with "Pyramids" – a 10-minute epic that touches on everything from club music to good old-fashioned slow jam R&B. "Pyramids," an ambitious song with multiple movements, has already taken the Internet by storm, and Ocean plans to capitalize with a July tour through many big U.S. markets.
Other than its release date, no other information about collaborators or songs on "Channel Orange" is available as of press time.
Check the tour dates:
July 13 - Seattle, WA - Showbox at the Market
July 14 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
July 17 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
July 19 - Austin, TX - La Zona Rosa
July 20 - Dallas, TX - Southside Music Hall
July 22 - Atlanta, GA - Center Stage Theatre
July 23 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
July 25 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
July 26 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
July 28 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
July 29 - Montreal, Quebec - Club Soda
July 31 - Toronto, Ontario - The Guvernment
August 1 - Detroit, MI - TBA
August 4 - Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza