Bummed about missing out on the Outkast reunion at Coachella? Fret not, because the duo is celebrating their 20th anniversary in the music business by touring 40 music festivals around the globe in Spring and Summer 2014. Andre “Andre 3000” Benjamin and Antwan “Big Boi” Patton kick off their reunion in Indio in April, as the Friday night headliner at Coachella, before hitting the road as the “marquee” act at various music festivals. The only other announced show so far is this year’s Governors Ball at Randall’s Island in New York.
Both rappers issued statements on their reunion:
“It’s truly an honor to celebrate 20 years and still be free to do music the way we choose,” Big Boi said, via statement. “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! 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,” André 3000 added.