Frank Ocean at Lollapalooza 2012 (more by James Richards IV)
Frank Ocean

Frank Ocean, who The Afghan Whigs covered recently, has just been added to ATP NY, which the Afghan Whigs curated. The festival goes down on Pier 36 from September 21-23. Tickets are still available. Surely a live collaboration is not out of the question.

Frank Ocean also recently cancelled a number of European festival appearances and his dates over there opening for Coldplay. According to a note from Frank on the Way Out West Facebook page:

Let me start by saying I feel like an asshole right now but a tough decision had to be made in regard to my schedule over the next months and the casualties of that decision include my appearances at upcoming festivals in Europe and my opening slot of the European leg of the Coldplay world tour. Sorry as fuck, I'll be back if you'll have me.

One of those dates was the Coldplay show in Hanover, DE which falls right in the middle of ATP NY. A list of all affected dates, along with and updated ATP NY flier (Frank Ocean's name included) and an MP3 of the Afghan Whigs' cover of Frank Ocean's "Lovecrimes" are below.

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Frank Ocean -- 2012 Tour Dates
08/18 Staffordshire, UK V Festival
08/19 Essex, UK V Festival
08/24 Paris, FR Rock en Seine
08/28 Copenhagen, DK Parken Stadium *
08/30 Stockholm, SE Olympic Stadium *
09/02 Paris, FR Stade de France *
09/04 Cologne, DE Rheinenergie Stadium *
09/06 The Hague, NL Malieveld *
09/07-08 Isle of Wight, UK Bestival
09/12 Munich, DE Red Bull Stadium *
09/16 Prage, CZ Slavia Eden Stadium *
09/19 Warsaw, PL National Stadium *
09/22 Hannover, DE AWD Arena *

09/21-23 ATP NY Pier 36
* - w/ Coldplay