The opening night of Drake’s annual OVO Fest in Toronto has been canceled due to Frank Ocean’s recent vocal injury, Live Nation announced on Tuesday.
The R&B crooner was slated to headline the first night of the two-day festival alongside James Blake on Sunday at Toronto's Molson Canadian Amphitheater. Blake has been shifted to Monday's show, where he will now perform alongside headliner Drake and a slew of surprise guests.
Ocean was forced to scrap the remainder of his Australian mini-tour after he suffered a tear to one of his vocal cords last week.
The critically acclaimed soul singer had launched his first trek in Australia with a show at Melbourne’s Festival Hall on Thursday and experienced difficulties with his voice. In fan footage that surfaced shortly after the concert Ocean struggled to power through a strained voice during a performance of “Forrest Gump.”
Ocean’s vocal injury also forced him to pull out of two other festivals including Splendour in the Grass, which his Australian mini-tour was anchored around, and Montreal’s Osheaga music festival.
Fans who purchased single day tickets for Sunday will be refunded, and those who purchased two-day passes will automatically be refunded for Sunday’s show.
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