Outkast has been on the lips of the music world ever since rumors broke that the duo would be getting back together at the 2014 Coachella Music Festival. Now that they’re are officially confirmed for Coachella, Outkast is planning to headline 40 new dates during this spring and summer.
As reported by latimes.com:
“Days after revealing that it will be among the headlining acts at this year’s festival in Indio in April, OutKast announced Monday that it’s to spend the spring and summer ‘as the marquee act at over 40 festivals around the world,’ according to a statement.
“The pioneering Atlanta hip-hop duo, which is re-forming after a hiatus of nearly seven years, didn’t say which festivals it plans to play, though Rolling Stone reported last week that OutKast will appear at New York’s Governors Ball in June.”
This year marks Outkast’s 20 year anniversary, so it will be great for fans to celebrate the reunion during this special time. And the time could be a lot more special to fans, as it is also rumored that Big Boi and Andre 3000 have been working on a new album.
According to consequenceofsound.net:
“If the duo’s former manager, Queen Latifah, is to be believed, a new album is also forthcoming.
“During an appearance on ‘The Howard Stern Show’ this morning, Queen Latifah spoke briefly about her time as head of the management company Flavor Unit. Seemingly unaware of the duo’s reunion, Stern asked Latifah what happened to OutKast, to which she responded, ‘They’re chilling… They’re doing movies… They’re about to work on a new album.'”
“Latifah was quick to add, however, that she no longer manages OutKast. She also made no mention of their upcoming tour, and before she could divulge any other info, Stern moved on to a different topic.”
A new Outkast album has also been highly anticipated for years. The last album they did together was 2006’s Idlewild, but since they will be on tour, this year might be the year fans finally get a new album.
In the meantime, check out the Queen Latifah interview about Outkast below.