With the countdown to a Coachella reunion officially in full swing, iconic rap crew OutKast have joined social media platform Twitter and announced some big news.
Atlanta rappers Andre 3000 and Big Boi‘s official group page launched early Monday (January 13) with news of a cross-country tour.
“Outkast will return to the stage with a full festival run of over 40 dates to celebrate 20 years. #Outkast20 – Team Outkast,” a tweet read January 13.
“Returning to the stage together is the most exciting way for us to thank everyone for 20 years of supporting Outkast. -Andre 3000 #Outkast20″
“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! -@BigBoi #Outkast20″
“Outkast Book 40 Festival Dates http://rol.st/KVjIJU via @rollingstone #Outkast20″ (OutKast’s Twitter)
Both OutKast members released statements to confirm their Twitter page’s 40-festival tour announcement.
“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.” (Rolling Stone)
According to reports, Three Stacks and Daddy Fat Sax will appear at New York’s annual Governors Ball later this year.
The fest will be issuing hints about the rest of its lineup, which will feature over 80 artists, on its Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts in the coming days. The first of these looks like white noise on a television screen. The second is a picture of Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur together. Governors Ball will announce its complete lineup, which may explain these pics, next week. Tickets to the fest will also go on sale next week. (Rolling Stone)
Coachella’s official line-up surfaced online last Wednesday (January 8) night and confirmed OutKast’s presence.
The long-anticipated reunion of OutKast was made official on Wednesday as organisers of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival released this year’s lineup of acts. The Atlanta hip-hop duo consisting of Andre 3000 and Big Boi will hit the Coachella stage at the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, California after a seven-year hiatus. ‘Share it like a polaroid picture! OutKast, Muse, Arcade Fire + more #Coachella,’ organizers of the annual music festival tweeted with a reference to Hey Ya! from OutKast’s 2003 double album. More than 150 acts, from ASAP Ferg to ZZ Ward, were included in the lineups for the music festival that will holds its first weekend of performances from April 11 to 13 and its second weekend from April 18 to 20. (Daily Mail)
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