Frank Ocean has canceled his second headlining set at Coachella this weekend after receiving negative feedback about his performance the previous weekend. His replacement is Blink-182.
Ocean’s performance marked his first live appearance in six years. While many of his devotees were simply relieved to have him back, the ‘chaos’ of the performance was widely panned.
Not only did Frank Ocean start his set an hour later than planned, but he also reportedly had an injured ankle and had to cancel plans for an onstage ice rink at the last minute. But why this happened? Keep reading to know the shocking reason.
Why Did Frank Ocean Cancel His Coachella Performance
Ocean has canceled his second set at Coachella due to a leg injury he sustained after his first performance there.
The singer will not be performing during the second weekend of Coachella, according to a statement released by one of his representatives.
He broke his leg the week before the first weekend of the festival. Since Frank Ocean was set on performing despite technical difficulties, the show had to be reworked in just 72 hours.
Two fractures and a sprain in his left leg prevent [Ocean] from performing this weekend, per the doctor’s orders for weekend 2.
Ocean himself later told the press through his representative, “It was chaotic. Chaos can be attractive in its own way. It’s not what I meant to portray, but I love being outdoors, and I hope to see you again soon.
While the nature of his announcement may not be to everyone’s liking, Ocean has provided an update on his next album following 2016’s Blonde.
The singer addressed the crowd five songs into his performance, saying, “I want to talk about why I’m here because it’s not about a new album,” pausing, then continuing, “not that there’s not a new album… just not at this time. Watch below:
Frank Ocean's speech during his Coachella set.pic.twitter.com/GN8Ly4GaHN— Odd Future (@OddFuturePage) April 17, 2023
Seven Years Of Anticipation
So, after seven years of anticipation, the wait will be a little longer. According to sources, Blink-182 will take Ocean’s place, and the band’s Tom DeLonge confirmed the news on Instagram, writing, “See you Sunday night.”
It was the first time DeLonge, Mark Hoppus, and Travis Barker had performed live together since 2014, and their surprise set at the opening weekend of Coachella was full of classics. What are your thoughts on the Frank Ocean situation? Let us know in the comment below!
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