Frank Ocean: Debut Australian Headline Tour

Frank Ocean. A sensitive, soulful songwriter from the Odd Future collective and in my opinion, the most talented. With news of him touring our fair country a couple months ago for Splendour in the Grass, so many of us have been waiting patiently for news to drop of his side shows - any side shows. And last night, it finally happened. Woohoo!!

Frank Ocean - Sydney Sideshow

The best news came through my inbox last night when I received more than a handful of emails announcing side shows for the one and only FRANK OCEAN. Yes, yes, yes!

I have been waiting for Ocean’s sideshow(s) announcement ever since the Splendour line-up was released, and FINALLY the time has come.

Heading down under for Splendour in the Grass in July, Frank Ocean will also be playing a couple of sideshows.

Unfortunately, for the rest of the country, his two shows will only be in Sydney and Melbourne. Seeing how Splendour in the Grass sold out in less than an hour, I expect his sideshows to be sold out in record time. I’m tempted to go to both.

The world needs more artists like Frank Ocean. Someone that is respected as both an artist and an individual. “Channel ORANGE” was rightfully deserved when it topped almost every magazine/blog’s top albums list last year. His songwriting is both honest and meticulous. Every time I hear a song of Ocean’s, I try to listen with no distractions, so I can focus on the stories that he’s telling us within his songs.

Last month, Time Magazine named Ocean in its annual list of the 100 Most Influential People.

“Frank’s career will be defined by his fearlessness and his artistic freedom. He has the talent, the ability and the brilliance to have an impact for a long time.” – John Legend

Couldn’t agree more.

Tickets for both shows go on sale at 10am, Thursday June 6.

Frank Ocean - Melbourne Sideshow