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Frank Ocean Will Finally Come Out of Hiding to Perform at a Bunch of Festivals Next Year

All Tomorrow's Parties Festival - New York, NY - Day 1
Or will it be a hologram, hmmm? Photo: Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images

Slowly but surely, Frank Ocean is warming up to the idea of doing things outside of the dark. The mystery man has announced his first slew of show since dropping Blonde in what appears to be a festival tour: He’s set to headline Alabama’s Hangout Music Festival and Washington’s Sasquatch! next May, after which he’ll headline Barcelona’s Primavera Sound Festival sometime between May 31-June 4, Lovebox Festival in London on July 14 — which is being called a “London festival exclusive” — as well as Denmark’s NorthSide Festival on June 9. Ocean last performed in 2014, and he recently told the New York Times that he’s been keeping close watch on where his new album has sold the most for ideas on who gets to see him perform. Congrats, Alabama, Washington, London, Barcelona, and Denmark, you win! Everywhere else, stay tuned.

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