Scheduled to coincide with the seminal hip-hop duo’s 20th anniversary, one of this year’s most hotly-anticipated reunion tours is now gathering steam following the release of Outkast tickets for a further batch of festival dates.
The Atlanta rappers, who are set to appear at 40 different festivals this spring/summer, have slowly trickled information out about their plans ever since they confirmed their return from an eight-year hiatus back in January.
A trio of Scandinavian shows (Sweden’s Way Out West Festival, Finland’s Flow Festival, Norway’s Øya Festival) and sets at Netherlands’ North Sea Festival and Germany’s Rock ‘n’ Heim are the latest to be added to their itinerary, taking their overall tally so far to 23.
Andre 3000, who will soon be seen playing Jimi Hendrix in the biopic All Is By My Side, and Big Boi, who recently contributed a track (“Mother Of Dragons”) to the official Game Of Thrones mix-tape, will kick off their ambitious trek at the opening weekend of Coachella on Apr 11-13. Single-day Outkast tickets for their comeback show are currently unavailable on TicketIQ but three-day passes are available at a get-in price of $495 and average price of $1108.
After returning to Indio’s Empire Polo Club for the festival’s second weekend on Apr 18-20 (3-day passes $506/$858), the pair will then take in the likes of Tampa’s Big Guava Festival on May 2 (get-in price $139), Milwaukee’s Summerfest on June 29 ($67/$168) and Toronto’s OVO Fest on August 3 ($95/$356) with Gulf Shores’ Hangout Music Festival, George’s Sasquatch! Music Festival and Dover’s Firefly Music Festival just some of the other events also set to be graced by their charismatic presence.
Described as a celebration of their ‘unique and influential sound,’ the tour will no doubt see the duo trawl through their impressive back catalogue. So fans with Outkast tickets should expect to hear material spanning from their 1994 debut Southernplayalisticadillacmusik right up to 2006’s Idlewild including early hits “Player’s Ball” and “Elevators (Me & You),” the Grammy-winning “The Whole World” and their trio of US number ones (“Ms. Jackson,” “Hey Ya!,” “The Way You Move”).
04/11 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
04/18 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
04/25-27 – Kingston Downs, GA @ CounterPoint
05/02-04 – Tampa, FL @ Big Guava Festival
05/16-18 – Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Music Festival
05/23-25 – George, WA @ Sasquatch! Music Festival
06/06-08 – New York, NY @ Governors Ball Music Festival
06/15 – Warsaw, PL @ Orange Warsaw
06/19-22 – Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival
06/29 – Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
06/29-07/06 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
07/06 – London, UK @ Wireless Festival
07/10-12 – Frauenfeld, CH @ Openair Frauenfeld
07/11-13 – Ferropolis, DE @ Splash! Festival
07/13 – Rotterdam, NL @ North Sea Festival
07/18-20 – Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival
08/03 – Toronto, ON @ OVO Fest
08/07 – Oslo, NO @ Oya Fest
08/08-09 – Gothenburg, SE @ Way Out West Festival
08/08-09 – Helsinki, FI @ Flow Festival
08/15-17 - Hockenheim, DE @ Rock ‘n’ Heim
09/04-07 – Isle of Wight, UK @ Bestival