Watch Outkast’s Return Set at Coachella


Coachella is still going and if haven’t already tuned in sometime this weekend to see weekend one of the annual music festival, you might be missing out on some great performers including The Arcade Fire, Queens of the Stone Age, Foster the People, Muse, Beck, HAIM, The Replacements and many more. 

One of the most anticipated performances of the weekend took place on Friday; the return of Outkast. After being on hiatus for the past decade, the duo revealed that they would be performing at every single music festival known to mankind this Summer beginning with Coachella. Though there was nothing but mixed reactions about the performance, they did not skip on guests including Janelle Monae, Sleepy Brown and rapper Future. 

Andre 3000 did reveal that Prince was backstage, but sadly, the purple one did not join them on stage. 

Watch their full set which includes tracks from 1998’s Aquemini, 2000’s Stankonia and 2003’s Speakerboxxx/The Love Below


Outkast Returning with a Bang


Outkast might have taken a break for a longtime, but now it looks like the duo are coming back with a fiery passion.

It’s been a little under a week since it was announced that the “Way You Move” crooners would be headlining the annual Coachella Festival in California and now, they have announced that they will be heading out on tour, but this isn’t just a normal tour; sources have confirmed that they will be performing at over 40 festivals, worldwide.

Yep, we almost couldn’t believe that when we first read it, but alas, it’s true.

“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,” Andre 3000 added.

They’re show at Coachella in April will mark the 20th anniversary of their debut album Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik. As for those “over 40” festivals, Coachella is the only one that has been confirmed at the moment, but we’re sure those events will be announced soon.

Even though Big Boi and Andre 3000 took a break from their group doesn’t mean that they shafted the music world during their time off. Big Boi went on to release two solo albums while Andre 3000 did launch a clothing line as well as worked on Beyonce’s contribution to The Great Gatsby Soundtrack (that cover of Amy Winehouse’s “Back to Black) and will star as Jimi Hendrix in the upcoming bio-pic.

Big Boi to Postpone Tour Due to Injury


If anyone was excited to be checking out one-half of OutKast this Spring, it looks like that just might be out of the plan.

It was reported today that Big Boi would have to reschedule the rest of his recent tour following an injury that the rapper sustained. The current tour which was a continuation of last year’s ‘Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors’ tour, has been scrapped for now at least that’s what supporting act, Killer Mike posted on his Twitter page.

“Guys Big Boi hurt his knee.  Surgery today n 6weeks rest. Shows will be moved to Sept. I’m told.  Dre3ks Mom passed n Its best we all home,” writes the rapper on the social media site.

The last part of the tweet is referring to this morning’s breaking news that fellow OutKast member, Andre 3000’s mother had passed away earlier this week.

Filling fans in via Instagram, Big Boi posted picture of himself as well as the following message: “God Bless Atlanta Sports medicine for a successful Knee Surgery fixed my torn Patella #Jesus #backoutcheain6weeks.”

While the rapper relaxes and recharges, Killer Mike will be heading back on the touring circuit this Summer.

So far, no more information had been given as to when the rest of the tour will be rescheduled for or if it will be postponed indefinitely.

Big Boi Heading Back on Tour

Big Boi

Big Boi released his experimental album, Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumor, last December and now the MC is getting reading to hit the road running on his new tour which funny enough is called the “Shoes for Running” Tour. This is the first tour for him in two years and will include 45 tour stops including his home state of Georgia, where he will begin.

The tour is slated to start in mid-April and go all the way to mid-June. In an interview about the upcoming tour, Big Boi said that his set list would include new songs such as “CPU” “Apple of My Eye” but also include Outkast tracks for those Outkast fans attending the show. He also hints that there are chances that his revolving door of guest stars from his albums might appear on stage throughout the tour as well.

Check out the tour dates below:

4/18 Athens, GA – Georgia Theater
4/19 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
4/20 Charlottesville, VA – University of Virginia
4/21 Baltimore, MD – Sound Stage
4/23 Providence, RI – Lupo’s
4/24 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl
4/25 Williamsburg, VA – College of William & Mary
4/26 University Park, PA – Penn State University
4/27 Philadelphia, PA – TLA
4/30 Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
5/1 Chicago, IL – Vic Theater
5/2 San Francisco, CA – San Francisco State University
5/3 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
5/4 Memphis, TN – Beale Street
5/5 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
5/7 Denver, CO – Cervantis
5/8 Fort Collins, CO – Aggie Theater
5/9 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
5/13 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
5/15 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
5/15 San Francisco, CA – Mezzanine
5/18 Los Angeles, CA – House of Blues
5/19 Albuquerque, NM – Observatory
5/23 Houston, TX – Bayour Music Hall
5/24 Austin, TX – The Backyard
5/25 Dallas, TX – Palladium Ballroom
5/26 Chillicothe, IL – Summer Camp Fest
5/30 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
5/31 Chattanooga, TN – Track 29
6/1 Mobile, AL – Soul Kitchen
6/2 Birmingham, AL – Avondale Brewing Co.
6/4 Orlando, FL – The Plaza Live
6/5 Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
6/6 Jacksonville, FL – Brewsters Megaplex
6/7 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
6/8 Charleston, SC – Music Farm
6/9 Wilmington, NC – Brooklyn Arts Center
6/11 Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theater
6/12 Charlotte, NC – Amos
6/14 Washington D.C. – Howard’s Theatre
6/15 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
6/16 Toronto, Ontario – North By Northeast
6/19 Boston, MA – Paradise