Frank Ocean Announces Channel Orange Album, Tour Dates

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