Legendary Atlanta hip hop duo OutKast last week confirmed its return to the stage with a headlining date at April’s Coachella festival in California. Now, the “Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik” twosome have announced that they’ll be taking their act to dozens of destinations around the country.
Sporting the hashtag “#Outkast20” Andre 3000 and Big Boi have promised fans that they’ll appear at more than 40 festivals around the world during the upcoming spring and summer to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their debut album.
“It’s truly an honor to celebrate 20 years and still be free to do music the way we choose,” Big Boi said in a statement. “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,” said 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.”
That debut album, “Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik,” hit the masses in April 1994, nearly 20 years to the day that the group will take the stage at Coachella. They haven’t performed together in almost a decade.
The latest news lends a bit more credence to the rumors that Outkast will play the Counter.Point fest (outside of Atlanta at Kingston Downs) April 25-27. Those acts will be announced on Wednesday.
“Outkast will return to the stage with a full festival run of over 40 dates to celebrate 20 years.
#Outkast20 – Team Outkast,” said a message on the Outkast Twitter page.Stay tuned for specific dates, including the all-but-certain return to Atlanta.