Last week, OutKast made the big announcement that they’ll be headlining both weekends of Coachella and then performing at the New York-based Governors Ball festival. This has led to the inevitable question of whether or not there will be a proper OutKast tour, and the answer is a definite yes, according to a post on the hip-hop duo’s website. This 2014 OutKast tour, the duo writes, is intended “to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their unique and influential sound.”
As of yet, the full tour schedule has not been announced, but the group will be hitting more than 40 festivals around the world during the spring and summer. The duo has also shared their own personal messages about the tour. Big Boi writes, “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 Andre 3000 adds, “And imagine, all we wanted to do was rap! 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.”
Jeff Terich is the founder and editor of Treble. He's been writing about music for 20 years and has been published at American Songwriter, Bandcamp Daily, Reverb, Spin, Stereogum, uDiscoverMusic, VinylMePlease and some others that he's forgetting right now. He's still not tired of it.