Frank Ocean Makes a Splash at Tour Kickoff in New Orleans

Frank Ocean

Frank Ocean returned home to New Orleans for his first of five live intimate shows. “This is my hometown,” the Odd Future singer-songwriter told the audience at the House of Blues on Saturday night.

The 23-year-old recluse, who moved to Los Angeles after Hurricane Katrina, performed cuts off his mixtape Nostalgia, Ultra and showcased new material from his upcoming Def Jam debut.

Dressed in a black suit with a red-and-white bandana around his head, he had the crowd singing along to some of the songs he penned including Beyoncé’s “Miss You” and Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “No Church in the Wild” and “Made in America,” while standing in front of a digital screen. A cover of Sade’s “By Your Side” was also on the set list.

His fellow Odd Future members watched from the balcony as a solo Frank shined onstage. “Frank First Show Last Night Was So Fucking Awesome Nigga. I Almost Cried Cause A Nigga Was So Excited,” tweeted a proud Tyler, the Creator.

See some of the highlights below.

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16 Comments

  1. WOOWWOWOOW

    lol Frank was playing Rock Band

    This dude can sing there’s no question about this. I can’t wait to find out more about him

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  2. Me

    He Sang Miss You, Beautifully. But Bey sings it like a fucking pro Live & Studio!!!

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    CITY Reply:

    @Me, NO HE SINGS MISS YOU THE ORIGINAL WAY AND BEYONCE SINGS IT THE BEYONCE WAY…BUT HE SOUNDED MUCH BETTER THAN I EXPECTED HE WUD B4 CLICKIN ON IT.

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  3. ThatBoy

    Dude is creatively rare.. and great.. Wish I could’ve made it to the show

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  4. Miszi

    I can’t wait to hear his album, I got the mixtape a couple of days ago and I’m amazed by his lyrical level. Good stuff.

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  5. liveFromNewOrleans

    i almost cried when he sung i miss you. it was amazingly done. i am happy he performed it because those artists do need give the songwriters enough credit for there work. they think by putting there names in a little ass booklet in there album thank yous is enough.. no one even read those..i loved it frank u can sing to me anytime.

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  6. Tel

    i cant wait to see him live!!

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  7. liveFromNewOrleans

    THINKING ABOUT YOU PROVED DAT HE IS A TRUE R&B SINGER AND DAT THE STUDIO DOES NOT MAKE THEM NOTES FOR HIM..I WANT HIM TO BLOW THE FUCK UP

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  8. swaggakidd

    Frank Ocean Is Dope 4 Realz… Why He Didnt Sing Novacane Thats My Ish As Well…

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  9. pia

    That was great

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  10. BLAZE

    He is just Amazing

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  12. destiny

    frank the weeknd and miguel are by FAR the best male R&B artists out…but allen stone is trailing

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  13. latonya

    it is soo simple…a feeling OMG beyonce singing this sounded amazing yes but Frank Ocean whew! singing this song is giving me life right now like i’m about to cry, the way he sing it.

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  14. EL

    I was at this show. It was electricity in the air the entire time. He just walked out and started singing Sade.

    Who does that?! And Tyler the Creator was in the building singing and cheering Frank on the entire show. It was an amazing night.

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  15. lild

    ok now i really hope i can go to the festival he’s performing at in australia!

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