Outkast Announces Reunion Plans

Outkast confirmed today that its appearance is just the beginning of the duo’s reunion plans. André 3000 and Big Boi are headed to dozens and dozens of festivals around the world this spring and summer.

The guys were pretty much required to do something big this year. After all, not only is the upcoming trek the act’s first tour since 2002, but 2014 also marks the 20th anniversary of the hip hop duo’s debut studio album,

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Andre 3000 of Outkast, leads the American Music Awards audience at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles in "Hey Ya!".

André 3000 and Big Boi aren’t talking specific dates yet but if you’re planning on attending a festival this year, you’re almost guaranteed to see Outkast on stage.

Today’s announcement said the act will play more than 40 festivals across the globe. The fun begins with Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, which takes place April 11-13 and 18-20 in Indio, Calif., at the Empire Polo Club.

A representative for the told Rolling Stone last week that Outkast will also headline the New York City festival. The event is set for June 6-8 on Randall’s Island.

“It’s truly an honor to celebrate 20 years and still be free to do music the way we choose,” Big Boi said in a statement included in today’s announcement. “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!”

André 3000 added, “And imagine, all we wanted to do was rap!” André 3000 said. “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.”

For more information visit Outkast.com.