Groundbreaking hip-hop duo Outkast is finally giving the fans the reunion they’ve been asking for.
The rap duo, made up of performers Antwan “Big Boi” Patton and André “3000” Benjamin, will celebrate their 20th anniversary by headlining the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival this April before embarking on a full tour.
The Outkast tour will include more than 40 headlining performances at festivals both in the United States and abroad.
“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,” said Andre 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.”
The Grammy-winning duo released their first CD, “Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik” in 1994. The group quickly evolved from being breakout rap stars and crossed over into pop music.
Outkast went on to release six albums in total, selling more than 25 million albums. The last effort, 2003’s “Speakerboxxx/The Love Below” sold more than 10-million units alone and received diamond certification.