Best Web-Born Artist Nominee Frank Ocean To Drop New Album July 17

Posted June 12

This is your cue to let a big old “FINALLY,” Frank Ocean fans. The smooth-singing OFWGKTA member announced Tuesday that his new album, Channel Orange — the first release since 2011′s self-released nostalgia, ULTRA. mixtape — will drop on July 17 on Def Jam.

Ocean has been teasing us for months now with delicious little musical tidbits, all released via his Tumblr. Most recently, he dropped a mysterious trailer for Channel Orange, offering up no explanation as to what the project would be.

Now, we have official confirmation that the trailer does, in fact, herald the release of an album — and we also have a new track, a nearly 10-minute-long super seductive epic called “Pyramids.”

Check it out below, along with tour dates:


07-13 Seattle, WA – Showbox at the Market
07-14 Vancouver, British Columbia – Commodore Ballroom
07-16 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
07-17 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
07-19 Austin, TX – La Zona Rosa
07-20 Dallas, TX – Southside Music Hall
07-22 Atlanta, GA – Center Stage Theatre
07-23 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
07-25 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
07-26 New York, NY – Terminal 5
07-28 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
07-29 Montreal, Quebec – Club Soda
07-31 Toronto, Ontario – The Guvernment
08-01 Detroit, MI – TBA
08-04 Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza