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Frank Ocean will not perform his scheduled headlining slot at Coachella this Sunday, the singer’s rep confirms. Variety. His place will be taken by Blink-182, says a person close to the situation.
The report reads: “Frank Ocean will not be performing on Coachella’s weekend 2.
“After injuring his leg on the festival grounds the week before Weekend 1. Frank Ocean was unable to perform as intended, but was still determined to perform, and within 72 hours, the show was needlessly reworked.
“On the advice of Dr. [Ocean] Two fractures and a sprained left leg ruled out Weekend 2.
The note ends with Ossian’s statement: “‘It was messy. There’s some beauty in the mess. It’s not what I wanted to show, but I enjoyed being out and I’ll see you soon.’ — Frank Ocean.”
The news comes after days of buzz surrounding Ocean’s polarizing set on the festival’s first weekend, which, while musically uneven, was marred by major production issues. While multiple sources said Sunday’s big production was abruptly canceled — hours before Ocean’s show was set to begin — the singer decided she didn’t want to do it, citing an ankle injury. d suffered earlier in the week.
Recordings of the concert – which was not livestreamed, unlike most other sets during the festival – in which he performed innovative new arrangements of many of his songs, were, overall, low on energy; He and the band were obscured by a battery of people walking in a circle around the stage (a revision of the original plan in which he was surrounded by ice skaters); And the pacing was odd: a seemingly random DJ dropped mid-set, leading many fans to think his performance was over. It started an hour late, sources said, due to a last-minute production change.
The original lineup of Blink-182 were surprise performers on the festival’s first weekend, making their first appearance since singer-guitarist Tom DeLonge left the band in 2014. The band “wasted no time recalling the youthful, funky, ridiculous double-time punk-pop that made them radio stars in the late ’90s and early aughts,” says Variety’s review. [bassist Mark] Hoppus cracks wits about genitalia, the Dalai Lama and UTIs as they blast through their set. Although drummer Travis Barker injured a finger earlier this year, forcing the band to postpone their tour, the review added, “There was no sign of injury here – his playing felt crisp and precise, and the band was tight and rehearsed.”
While fans expecting what will be Ocean’s second concert since 2017 may be disappointed, Coachella 2023 is still likely to rock.
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