Frank Ocean Sells Out Month-Long Tour, Sets 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' Performance
R&B musician Frank Ocean has found himself at the center of a hot topic after the artist and member of hip-hop group Odd Future posted a letter on his Tumblr page on Tuesday stating that he fell in love with a man when he was 19-years-old. Opening up on his sexuality, however, isn't the only thing on Ocean's agenda; the 24-year-old singer/songwriter and rapper will release his first studio album, Channel Orange, on July 17 and has already sold out every venue of his month-long concert tour this summer.
Ocean's manager Kelly Clancy tweeted the news: “Frank Ocean’s national July tour is sold out in ALL cities…” Starting in Seattle and finishing up at Lollapalooza in Chicago, the singer has 15 concerts scheduled from July 13 to August 4.
Ocean will also take to the stage In his national television debut as a solo artist, appearing as the musical guest on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Monday, July 9. Ocean is no stranger to the Late Night stage; his hip-hop group Odd Future appeared as Fallon's musical guest in early 2011.
Ahead of it's release, Ocean’s 17-track album has already received much critical acclaim. Jon Caramanica of The New York Times said: “[Ocean] makes warm, cloudy soul with echoes of Stevie Wonder, Prince and Pharrell Williams…[the album is] rife with the sting of unrequited love, both on the receiving and inflicting ends.”
Billboard’s Erika Ramirez wrote that the album “gives prominence to his songwriting prowess and sonic versatility, as he intertwines the parallel styles of soul, R&B, jazz and even a bit of funk.”
Ocean will appear on Late Night this Monday night, June 9. His album Channel Orange is due out July 17.