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After a high-energy day on the main stage at Coachella that also included performances from Ellie Goulding, Chromeo and Girl Talk, Andre 3000 and Big Boi emerged from the center of a hollow cube that remained propped up onstage throughout their set. The duo fulfilled every promise of an Outkast reunion in the set's first third, starting with "B.O.B." and jumping from "Gasoline Dreams" to "ATLiens" to a run of "Aquemini" songs, including "Skew It On The Bar-B," "Rosa Parks" and the title track. With material that strong, details like the stage show, live band and the duo's vocal delivery could be waved off as fairly inconsequential. But those aspects were on-point too, with the giant cube flashing some neat graphics when it wasn't transparent, the brass section adding pop to "Spottieottiedopaliscious" and Andrew and Big palling around like old times (or that's how it seemed, at least). With Three-Stacks wearing overalls and a hoodie and Big Boi rocking a massive gold chain, Outkast came out looking fresh and sounding reinvigorated, as they proceeded to check off some of their classic songs. - [The Hollywood Reporter]
Hip hop duo Outkast played their first show in years last night (4/11) as headliners of the first day of Coachella 2014 (Weekend 1). Opening with "B.O.B." André 3000 and Big Boi gave the crowd hits and deep cuts, and each had a solo set. Big Boi brought out Janelle Monae during his to do "Tightrope." When they both returned for the closing Outkast set, they brought out Atlanta rapper Future for three songs.

The night finished with "Ms Jackson," "So Fresh So Clean," "I Like the Way You Move" and "Hey Ya!" A planned collaboration with Killer Mike was aborted as the 1 AM curfew hit. They'll do it again -- and maybe fit everything in before curfew -- this Friday (4/18) for Coachella's second weekend. You can watch Outkast's whole Coachella performance, and check out the setlist, below.

Coachella day 2 (with headliners Muse) is underway as we speak and you can watch online via their YouTube channel. More Outkast Coachella pics, their performance video and setlist below...

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Outkast @ Coachella 4/11/2014

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More Coachella Day 1 pictures HERE.

SETLIST: OUKAST @ COACHELLA 4/11/2014
B.O.B.
Gasoline Dreams
ATLiens
Skew It on the Bar-B
Rosa Parks
Da Art of Storytellin', Part 1
Aquemini
SpottieOttieDopaliscious (with Sleepy Brown)

Big Boi solo set
Bowtie (with Sleepy Brown)
Shutterbugg
GhettoMusick
Tightrope (with Janelle Monáe)
Kryptonite (I'm on It)

André 3000 solo
She Lives in My Lap
Prototype
Behold a Lady

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Roses
Same Damn Time (with Future)
Ain't No Way Around It (with Future)
Benz Friendz (Whatchutola) (with Future)
Hootie Hoo
Elevators (Me & You)
Ms. Jackson
So Fresh, So Clean (with Sleepy Brown)
The Way You Move (with Sleepy Brown)
Hey Ya!

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Comments (22)

My friends. I beg of you. Don't call it a comeback. They've been here for years. Big Boi and André 3000 have been rockin' their peers and puttin' suckas in fear. That hasn't changed just because it's been several years since they were on stage together. #NeverForget

Posted by Anonymous | April 12, 2014 7:48 PM

Big Boi did most of this stuff on his solo tours... not sure Andre adds much to the picture

Posted by Anonymous | April 12, 2014 8:07 PM

Pictures almost as wack as the performance. Boy were they boring. Anyone who thought this was a good performance or exciting is out of their mind

Posted by Anonymous | April 12, 2014 8:27 PM

still not as bad as stone roses.

Posted by Anonymous | April 12, 2014 8:47 PM

looked INCREDIBLY boring

Posted by d | April 12, 2014 11:03 PM

1st show in a decade? pretty, pretty tight.

Posted by Stank(!) | April 12, 2014 11:45 PM

the whites in the audience probably loved it

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2014 12:38 AM

"1st show in a decade? pretty, pretty tight."

Total idiot right there

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2014 1:21 AM

Andre 3000 looked like he would rather be anywhere else in the world than on stage...he gave about 2%

strictly a cash grab....only reason for doing this

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2014 1:25 AM

From the lamestream media: "The reunited hip-hop duo delivers a hits-packed set at Coachella, but the crowd is surprisingly apathetic". Was that true?

Posted by ME | April 13, 2014 3:40 AM

Watching Andre 3000 turn his back to the crowd for Hey Ya, it was pretty obvious he was hating every second of it. Guess he didn't get paid enough to even pretend to enjoy watching 30,000 people rock out to the biggest pop hit in the last 20 years. Which he wrote. DOOOOSH.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2014 5:28 AM

Flock of Seagulls>Outkast

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2014 8:58 AM

Nice to see live drums and horns.

Posted by Anonymoose | April 13, 2014 12:19 PM

1:21am cereal milk on your chin.

Nostalgia is big bucks and none of Outkast's shows this summer will be ill attended. Its clear you should either let Jesus or George Clinton into your heart.

If these shows turn some kids on to Aquemini then it all be worth it.

Posted by Stank(!) | April 13, 2014 12:24 PM

^Who cares if they will be well attended? Shit is shit and that performance sucked.

It's clear you are still an idiot

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2014 12:50 PM

I like Outkast but the performace was lacking. The drummer barely did anything... playing to all tracks the whole time. And there was barely any focus on the 'horn section'. Worst part was, the medleys/ fast switches between tunes and the body language let us know that they didn't even really wanna be there.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2014 3:47 PM

Best duo in music

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2014 7:15 PM

Man, I hope my iPhone photos turn out better than these photos when I see them in a couple weeks.

Posted by silky johnson | April 14, 2014 1:17 AM

5:28 'Hey Ya' isn't in the top 50 of biggest pop hits in the last 20 years. that's just your white guilt talking.

Posted by Anonymous | April 14, 2014 9:28 AM

"why are we so in denial when we know we're not happy here"

Posted by Anonymous | April 14, 2014 3:09 PM

Outkast wanted to make their debut at CityFest 2014 right after the BEST ADULT ROOMMATE BILL SPLITTERS AWARD but I turned them down. That's a tough act to follow.

Who's saving for a car?

Posted by Mr. Foot Fetish | April 14, 2014 3:18 PM

Can't stop listening. Phenomenal

Posted by Natasha Barchuk | June 2, 2014 6:53 AM

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