In less than a week, R&B musician and Odd Future member Frank Ocean has gone from urban music fame to garnering mainstream support for his personal decision to publicly reveal he fell in love with a man. Set to release his first studio album, Channel Orange, on July 17, Ocean’s manager, Kelly Clancy, tweeted some great news about his July tour:
"Frank Ocean’s national July tour is sold out in ALL cities…"
With 15 cities lined up between July 13 and August 4, Ocean will start in Seattle, making his way to Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Austin, Dallas, Atlanta, Washington, DC, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Montreal, Toronto and Detroit.
He’ll end in Chicago at the Lollapalooza Festival on August 4.
BET.com Entertainment Editor Clay Cane predicted that Ocean’s success would only catapult after vulnerably sharing the details of his sexuality. He wrote:
"Mark my words: Frank Ocean admitting his sexual fluidity will not ruin his career. There will be a reward for his honesty. Living in his truth will make the doors swing open like they never did before."
With a sold out tour and high acclaim for his first album, Ocean, who proclaimed himself a "free man," seems to be on the rise. The Odd Future crooner will perform on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon tonight at 12:35 a.m./11:35 p.m. CT.
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