Frank cancels the remainder of his Australian tour
Frank Ocean has canceled the remaining dates of his Australian tour following a vocal injury during a July 25th performance in Melbourne.
From Frank's team:
After last night’s concert in Melbourne at Festival Hall, it was necessary to seek medical advice due to vocal issues Frank Ocean experienced during the show.
It has subsequently been confirmed that Frank has suffered a small tear to one of his vocal chords and has received medical advice that he must rest his voice.
This makes the completion of his remaining Australian dates impossible. Unfortunately due to Frank Ocean’s tight tour schedule it is not possible to schedule replacement dates, however we will be working to confirm a return to Australia as soon as is practical.
All ticket holders for the headline dates (listed at the bottom) may obtain a full refund from the point of purchase.
Frank struggled through his performance in Melbourne, apologizing to the audience. From ToneDeaf.com.au:
Though the Grammy winning neo-RnB singer graced the stage of Melboourne’s Festival Hall last night in his first ever Australian concert, the
channelORANGE star was visibly struggling as the set wore on, telling the sold out audience that he was having health issues after a month’s touring.
Eight songs deep into the set at Festival Hall last night, Ocean – sat a rhodes organ to perform ‘Forrest Gump’ – told the audience “I’m sick… I don’t know if you care,” and as the concert wore on, he relied more on crowd sing-alongs to carry him through.
Despite his vocal performance being on point for most of the show, Ocean did leave the stage to retrieve a beverage at several points, complaining of the cold weather affecting his voice. After an hour’s worth of performing with his live band – situated behind a giant digital screen – Ocean finished with ‘Bad Religion’.
“I don’t wanna speak much tonight but I do wanna thank you guys,” said Ocean before wishing his farewells and swiftly departing the stage; the house lights came on almost instantaneously, putting an awkwardly abrupt finish to the concert without an encore.
Four sold out performances remained on the run prior to the tour's cancellation. Ticket sales are being refunded.
7/26 - Festival Hall, Melbourne
7/28 - Splendour In The Grass, Byron Bay, New South Wales
7/29 - Hordern Pavilion, Sydney
7/30 - Hordern Pavilion, Sydney