Outkast plans 40-festival tour

Big Boi and André 3000 will reunite for the first time in a decade to play a world tour of more than 40 festivals.

By Gabrielle Levy
Outkast in 2002. UPI/Ezio Petersen
Outkast in 2002. UPI/Ezio Petersen | License Photo

Outkast is back, and in a huge way.

The hip-hop duo, who announced last week they were reuniting for the first time in a decade to perform at Coachella, confirmed they would celebrate their 20th anniversary with a tour of more then 40 festivals around the world.


André "3000" Benjamin and Antwan "Big Boi" Patton both seemed positively giddy in the official announcement released on their website.

“It's truly an honor to celebrate 20 years and still be free to do music the way we choose,” Big Boi said. “Don't just think outside the box, know that there is no box. I'm looking forward to rocking the stage with my Bro Ski and to all the fans -- stank you smelly much, this is for y'all!”

"And imagine, all we wanted to do was rap!" added André 3000. "I am thankful to have been a part of a group that allowed me to explore anything that came to mind and have fun doing it. Returning to the stage together is the most exciting way for us to thank everyone for their 20 years of supporting Outkast."

As a duo, Outkast has six Grammys and more than 25 million in album sales. Both have also been frequent collaborators with other acts and have achieved success as solo artists since 2007.


Outkast will hit the Coachella stage as headliners on April 11 and April 18 before hitting the Governor's Ball in New York City in June.


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