Frank Ocean, Rita Ora Set to Open for Coldplay’s European Tour

Frank Ocean and Rita Ora

Frank Ocean and Rita Ora are bringing their music to the masses. The much-buzzed-about newcomers will join Coldplay on the band’s stadium tour through Europe this summer.

The 22-date trek kicks off May 18 in Porto, Portugal, before traveling through France, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Germany, Denmark, and other European countries with various opening acts including Ocean, Ora, Robyn, Ash, and Marina & the Diamonds.

Jay-Z’s friendship with frontman Chris Martin helped score his Roc Nation signee Ora an opening spot. The blonde singer will tour with the band in May and June in Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, and the U.K. Her debut is due this summer featuring the singles “How We Do (Party)” and the Drake-penned “R.I.P.”

Odd Future crooner Ocean, who covered Coldplay’s “Strawberry Swing” on his free album Nostalgia, Ultra, will debut new material when the tour touches down in Denmark, Sweden, France, and Germany in August and September. “Setlist full of that new new too. Man o man!” he wrote.

See a full itinerary below.

Coldplay European Tour Dates – Summer 2012

May 18 – Porto, Dragao Stadium – Marina & the Diamonds and Rita Ora
May 20 – Madrid, Vicente Calderon – Marina & the Diamonds and Rita Ora
May 22 – Nice, Stade Charles Herman / Nikaia – Marina & the Diamonds and Rita Ora
May 24 – Turin, Olympic Stadium – Marina & the Diamonds and Rita Ora
May 26 – Zurich, Letzigrund Stadium – Marina & the Diamonds and Rita Ora
May 29 – Coventry – Ricoh Stadium – Robyn and Rita Ora
June 1 – London, Emirates Stadium – Marina & the Diamonds and Ash
June 2 – London, Emirates Stadium – Robyn and Rita Ora
June 4 – London, Emirates Stadium – Robyn and Rita Ora
June 7 – Sunderland, Stadium of Light – Robyn and Rita Ora
June 9 – Manchester, Etihad Stadium – Robyn and Rita Ora
June 10 – Manchester. Etihad Stadium – Robyn and Rita Ora
Aug. 28 – Copenhagen, Parken Stadium – Marina & the Diamonds and Frank Ocean
Aug. 30 – Stockholm, Olympic Stadium – Marina & the Diamonds and Frank Ocean
Sept. 2 – Paris, Stade de France – Marina & the Diamonds and Frank Ocean
Sept. 4 – Cologne, Rhein Energie Stadium – Marina & the Diamonds and Frank Ocean
Sept. 6 – The Hague, Malieveld – Marina & the Diamonds and Frank Ocean
Sept. 12 – Munich, Olympiastadion – Marina & the Diamonds and Frank Ocean
Sept. 14 – Leipzig, Red Bull Stadium – Marina & the Diamonds and Frank Ocean
Sept. 16 – Prague, Slavia Eden Stadium – Marina & the Diamonds and Frank Ocean
Sept. 19 – Warsaw, National Stadium – Marina & the Diamonds and Frank Ocean
Sept. 22 – Hannover, AWD Arena – Marina & the Diamonds and Frank Ocean

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22 Comments

  1. John Ian

    Shit I want Frank in Portugal man….that’s not fair…

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    Mary J Reply:

    @John Ian, Child please. A FLOP!! In the making.

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    listen Reply:

    @Mary J, exactly. this is a good look for Rita and Frank, but i’m not sure it’s a great idea overall, particularly for Coldplay’s audience. this will def test jay’s and chris’ relationship.

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    flawda Reply:

    @listen,

    J Cole opened up for Rihanna and Jay-z opened up for U2 last year and 2 years ago. It’s about cross branding and tapping into that pop audience. Contrary to popular belief this ain’t the 1950′s where people only listen to specific genres. People nowadays listen to all type of music, music isn’t as homogenous as it was in the past.

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  2. Boy Wonder

    Nice switch up from “Party & Bullsh*t” to “How We Do (Party)” i knew that Jay-Z business sense wouldn’t let that tItle stick. I like this chick but I didn’t really care for the R.I.P. song. They need to keep her music upbeat or at least give her a decent Drake ballad. R.I.P. just wasn’t it in my opinion.

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  4. Uh.No

    Rita Ora’s eyebrows piss me off.

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    Rap* Reply:

    @Uh.No,

    lol. too dark for her blond hair

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  5. quintessential quality

    Love meee some frank and coldplay. good move well done to both.

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  6. Shots fired

    So happy my love Rita is getting this gig. She is gonna be a huge star!!!!!

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  7. Jay

    Ok. NO WAY! I had no idea Strawberry Swings was a Coldplay cover. I love Frank Ocean’s version. I will have to check their version out now. I’ve been listening to Ocean’s mixtape for the last few weeks. He just might be my new favorite songwriter. I love American Wedding, Dust, Lovecrimes, There Will Be Tears and Swim Good. One of the best mixtapes ever!

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  9. Guccesha Ivy

    shoot wish i could go to Euprose

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  10. Guccesha Ivy

    is Rita Ora only having an album in da uk?

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  11. ChrisPAChrisKrisscrossk

    Never heard of Rita but I’m a big frank ocean fan congrats to him can’t wait for the album

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  12. Hugh

    Wow i wish i was in Europe. Id go to a couple of em

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    jade Reply:

    @Hugh,
    why

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