Blood Orange’s Dev Hynes announces 2018 tour dates, teases new music

Hynes told fans he has a mixtape, an album, and eight singles ready for release

Blood Orange, photo by Ben Kaye
Blood Orange, photo by Ben Kaye

Blood Orange’s Dev Hynes released two new songs earlier this year, but neither, he clarified, would be on the follow-up to 2016’s acclaimed Freetown SoundWheels are turning, however, as the songwriter has just announced a series of headlining dates to accompany a robust festival schedule this summer. He also reportedly shared a taste of more new music via Instagram Live.

In addition to his slots at Pitchfork FestivalOsheaga, and FORM Arcosanti, where he’ll play a solo set, Hynes will spend the fall playing shows in cities like Seattle, Portland, LA, and Philly, among others. Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 27th, at 10 a.m. local time.

As for new music, Redditors say Hynes hopped on Instagram Live Monday night to say that he has a mixtape, album, and eight singles primed for release. He reportedly played four or five songs, and a commenter says they’re “about 90% sure” they heard a feature from Solange, with whom Hynes previously collaborated on her True EP.

Stay tuned for updates and check out Hynes’ tour schedule below.

Blood Orange 2018 Tour Dates:
05/12 – Mayer, AZ @ FORM Arcosanti (solo set)
07/20-22 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Festival
08/05 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Music Festival
09/14 – Vancouver, BC @ Westward Music Festival
09/15 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
09/16 – Portland, OR @ Roseland
09/20 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theatre
09/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
09/21-23 – Las Vegas, NV @ Life Is Beautiful Festival
09/26 – New York, NY @ Central Park Summerstage
09/27 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Filmore
09/28 – Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre
10/01 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
11/01-03 – Paris, FR @ Pitchfork Festival Paris