Posted in hiphop | music | tour dates on January 13, 2014

Outkast

Andre 3000 and Big Boi's basically unknown hip hop duo Outkast are already announced for this year's Coachella and Governors Ball festivals, and they've now announced that they'll be performing at over 40 festivals this year. Exact festivals are still TBA, but any guesses on where they might play? Bonnaroo? Lollapalooza? (yup) SXSW?

UPDATE: They're playing Firefly, Hangout Fest, CounterPoint, Big Guava, Sasquatch, OVO Fest, Forecastle, Osheaga, Lollapalooza, the Denver stop of Mad Decent Block Party, and ACL.

Via Outkast's announcement:

"It's truly an honor to celebrate 20 years and still be free to do music the way we choose," said Big Boi. "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," said André 3000.

Watch an Outkast video below...

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Comments (41)

SFW

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2014 11:29 AM

Are you sure it's 40 festivals or 40 shows?

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2014 11:31 AM

Where's the announcement of 40 festivals? I'm pretty sure that isn't true.

Coachella
Counterpoint
Governors Ball
Lollapalooza
maybe Outside Lands
maybe Austin City Limits
maybe an in-town ATL festival

I wouldn't be surprised if that's it

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2014 11:31 AM

"Coachella
Counterpoint
Governors Ball
Lollapalooza
maybe Outside Lands
maybe Austin City Limits
maybe an in-town ATL festival"

I'd say those all look pretty good except the ladder 2.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2014 11:33 AM

there are other places in the world with festivals

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2014 11:35 AM

Yeah. Don't these festivals all have the same management and booking and promo people involved? It's like Applebee's for people "who love music." They want to be able to know they can go to any festival on the continent and get the same array of semi-alternative fare.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2014 11:36 AM

hey dumb shi+,i mean 11:33 -

it's the "latter" 2 (not ladder - unless you're climbing a roof).

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2014 11:46 AM

Kaaaaaa chinnggggggg

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2014 11:47 AM

SXSW 'exclusive media/celebrities only' show.

Guaranteed.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2014 11:51 AM

You and I = Aquemeni

Posted by astrologer(!) | January 13, 2014 11:53 AM

It's 11:46's first time on BV. Everyone give him a warm welcome, ok?

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2014 11:57 AM

I'm more excited about this comment section than I am about this announcement

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2014 12:00 PM

@11:31s

"After headlining performances at Coachella in April, the influential group will be the marquee act at over 40 festivals around the world throughout the Spring/Summer of 2014 (dates to be announced)."

reading comprehension is your friend.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2014 12:02 PM

Are they that band that sang the Polaroid commercial?

"stank you smelly much"... how wacky!

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2014 12:03 PM

worldwide you fucking dopes.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2014 12:03 PM

^the ladder 2 thing is fairly new isn't it? and the same guy has been beating it into the ground trying to give it 'legs'

maybe they'll play orion fest in antarctica

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2014 12:03 PM

I once saw them play at a festival in 1998-99 and I was not impressed.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2014 12:03 PM

OutCast is speeled with a C - reading comprehension indeed!

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2014 12:04 PM

They'll probably play a lot of lower tier festivals in addition to a ton overseas. 40 seems ambitious, but can probably be done.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2014 12:10 PM

countdown to Barclays...

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2014 12:23 PM

Does Artie Fufkin manage these guys? "We saturated, we OVERSATURATED".

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2014 12:26 PM

@12:02. The link was dead at the time I commented. Genius.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2014 12:32 PM

i guess they finally ran out of money

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2014 12:33 PM

If you weren't copping dome to "Player's Ball" in the summer of '94 you were nobody. Thank God I'm a benzo addict now.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2014 12:36 PM

Googa Mooga and ATP Newark are in the works.

You heard it hear furst.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2014 12:49 PM

>>"It's 11:46's first time on BV. Everyone give him a warm welcome, ok?"

Hey, Asshat. It's clearly your first time 'round here too. It's OK and not ok. OK? OK.

Bitch.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2014 12:52 PM

All Points West!

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2014 1:04 PM

If they have time, Bonnaroo NE and Escape to New York Festival?? Made in America is a definite.

Oh, and EZOO Mexico City and that Coachella Boat thing--Big Boi in the Starlight of the Sea Conference Room Annex C

They should also bring back Area 1...

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2014 1:11 PM

Forecastle in Louisville just tweeted #heyYA so all you slack-jawed southerners should be pumped.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2014 1:41 PM

i didn't know there were 40 festivals that would even have an act like them on the bill.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2014 1:45 PM

Long Island Seafood Festival
Hot Air Balloon Festival
Oyster Festival

There's 3 on LI alone that they will likely play, maybe Field Day?

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2014 2:35 PM

Damn! 12:52 is very angry. You need a time out, sweetie?

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2014 2:56 PM

Who is Outkast?

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2014 3:06 PM

loving those ladder festivals!

Climbin' dem Corpo rungs!

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2014 3:06 PM

You guys are TOTALLY selling OutKast short. There are at least 100 frat festivals and HS football halftimes that they could get booked to play.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2014 3:10 PM

I could see them doing Firefly in Delaware

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2014 5:23 PM

I really wish I could see them play at my favorite eatery, Mamouns

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2014 6:00 PM

Sunfest

Posted by Jirky | January 13, 2014 11:45 PM

@6:00 I'll buy the first round of hummus

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2014 1:47 AM

I get you. Coachella might me lame and not have hype with the people around because let's face it. Radio broadcasters giveaway free tickets to people who listen to their radio and some of them don't even know the classic songs from artist hat were in Coachella. If it wasn't hyped on the radio then the real fans will go because only certain people keep up with them and they would know where the show is going to be. Radio promoters just make money and just invest on the tickets for people to listen to their station more frequently. If you ask me the only radio station I could be hearing all day is KDay but the other stations want people to hop on the train like usual.

Posted by Ronald | November 1, 2014 10:22 AM

Baby, take a chance

Posted by Istefani Medeiros | November 21, 2014 2:55 AM

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