Frank Ocean has cancelled his second concert in less than a week. Previously he had decided not to perform on May 26th at the Sasquatch! Festival due to what he called “production delays beyond his control,” according to Complex. Yesterday, Ocean’s team gave the same reason for this most recent cancellation at the Hangout Music Festival, scheduled for May 19th. Many who purchased tickets for the soul purpose of seeing Frank Ocean as a headliner have been left disappointed.
Frank was the only reason I was going in the first place
— Preston 🚀 (@PrestonWebb04) May 10, 2017
This wouldn’t be the first time Ocean has dropped out of numerous scheduled tour dates. In 2012 the musician cancelled 10 opening dates for Coldplay as well as a few European festival dates. He ended up apologizing to the festival organizers and attendees in a statement that was made public. Ocean stated that he was “sorry as fuck, I’ll be back if you’ll have me.”
Despite these most recent cancellations, Ocean has been busy in the studio. He released two albums, Blonde and Endless last August and has dropped a few new tracks including “Chanel,” “Lens” and “Biking.” The latter features Jay Z and Tyler, the Creator. Ocean has was also had a guest spot on Calvin Harris’ “Slide” with Migos.
Hangout festival will have Phoenix as a replacement performer in Ocean’s absence. LCD Soundsystem will be the substituting performer for Sasquatch! Festival.
It remains to be seen whether Ocean will continue to cancel shows abroad and in the states. He currently has dates in Spain, Denmark, England and Ontario and New York. It is unclear what is exactly “production delays” constitute or how they can be prevented in the future.
Due to production delays beyond his control Frank Ocean will be unable to perform. He passes on his apologies & hopes to return to AL soon.
— Hangout Music Fest (@Hangoutfest) May 10, 2017
Representatives from WayHome, Northside, Flow and Way out West Festivals told Pitchfork that they are unsure on whether these current cancellations would affect upcoming dates.
“He passes on his apologies & hopes to return to AL soon,” said festival representatives via Twitter.