Outkast is planning a huge comeback. Shortly after confirming their reunion performance for Coachella Music and Arts Festival, the duo has announced plans to play more than 40 festivals throughout the spring and summer.
Although dates will be revealed at a later time, the worldwide outing is being scheduled to celebrate the duo’s 20th anniversary. Outkast’s debut, Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, was released in 1994.
“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 posted on Outkast’s newly launched website and their Facebook page. “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!”
André 3000 shared the same sentiment and expressed his excitement to hit the stage. “And imagine, all we wanted to do was rap,” he said in the statement. “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.”
The rap duo have not released an album since 2006′s Idlewild, which served as the soundtrack to their film of the same name. In addition, fans have not heard the group on an official track since 2007′s “International Player’s Anthem” alongside UGK.
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