The 2014 Sasquatch! music fest, held each year in George, Washington, has announced its 2014 lineup. Unsurprisingly, we see a lot of familiar faces on the bill. Headlining this year is OutKast, The National, Queens of the Stone Age, Frank Ocean, and Foster the People to name a few”and we do mean quite a few. Though the festival has previously taken place over just one weekend, this year’s 100+ performances have been expanded to a massive two weekend event over Memorial Day and July 4th weekends. Check out the full lineup below. (more…)
Between all the award ceremonies and summer festival announcements these past few weeks, we’re feeling pretty jazzed about all the regulars we’ve been seeing in the circuit. Adding to the run of festival announcements is Georgia’s Counterpoint Festival, with headliners OutKast, Foster The People, and Pretty Lights, along with supporting acts Matt & Kim, Sleigh Bells, and many more in the 75+ act lineup. The three-day fest will take place in Rome, Georgia from April 25th-27th at Kingston Downs. Check out the full lineup below. (more…)
Preparations for the summer festival season is really kicking into high gear now. We recently told you about the return of OutKast, who will headline Coachella and the Governors Ball, and now you can add the Firefly Music Festival to the duo’s itinerary (along with 37 other fests). Big Boi and Andre 3000 will be joined by Foo Fighters, Jack Johnson, Arctic Monkeys, Weezer, Childish Gambino, Chance the Rapper, Sleigh Bells, Girl Talk, Tegan and Sara, Band of Horses, Iron & Wine, Sky Ferreira, tUnE-yArDs, Phosphorescent, and many more.
Firefly will be held June 19th to 22nd at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware. Get tickets now through the festival’s website. Check there or watch the announcement video below for info and the full lineup.
Last night Sleigh Bells took to the stage of the Late Show With David Letterman to perform their animated little number “Young Legends,” off their most recent release, Bitter Rivals. The band was just announced as part of the massive Coachella lineup alongside OutKast, Queens Of The Stone Age, Lorde, and Forster The People. Check out the performance below. (more…)
OutKast fans, the news just keeps getting better and better. Not only will the duo reunite at Coachella 2014, but it looks like the group will also headline New York’s Governors Ball from June 6-7 on Randall’s Island. The festival will be teasing the remainder of the lineup on social media, before unveiling the rest of the 80+ bands playing next week. Check out a few current teasers below. (more…)
Coachella has just revealed its 2014 lineup and, as anticipated, it’s packed with goodness, including the reunion of OutKast, who will headline along with Muse and Arcade Fire. Coachella fans will also have a chance to see Ellie Goulding, Queens of the Stone Age, Lorde, MGMT, Neutral Milk Hotel, Lana Del Rey and a ton more during the six day extravaganza. Check out the full lineup below. (more…)
“OutKast May Reunite At Coachella 2014” we said. ‘Yes, we probably are,’ they said, by way of this awesome photo of Big Boi and André 3000 taken this past weekend in their hometown of Atlanta.
“Just leaving the old Stewart Ave…” Big Boi posted on his Instagram, adding: “#unfuckwittable.” Truly.
After announcing an indefinite hiatus nearly seven years ago, it looks like Big Boi and Andre 3000, AKA Outkast, may finally be reuniting. Although the duo have successfully dodged reunion questions for the better part of their hiatus, Billboard is reporting that the two will end their hiatus at next year’s Coachella”as a headlining act no less. Speaking about the news, Billboard says:
“One source tells Billboard that there have definitely been ‘some conversations’ about Outkast reuniting, while another says it is ‘all systems go’ for Big Boi and Andre 3000 to end their hiatus next year. A rep for Outkast did not comment for this story, while reps for their current label home, Epic, as well as Coachella organizer Goldenvoice, did not respond to request for comment at press time.”
Now, we don’t want to get your hopes up, but let’s not forget that Coachella is a festival that is notorious for hosting reunions, such as the celebrated returns of My Bloody Valentine, The Pixies, and the Stooges. Tell us what you think”is this reunion too good to be true?
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Outkast member Big Boi has carved a nice niche for himself with his last two solo efforts, and this Spring he will finally take his eclectic sound on the road with a recently announced US headlining tour.
“We starting it off in my own backyard . . . that’s right up the street,” Big Boi tells Rolling Stone. “They’ll show me love before we get out there in the midst of the world.”
The 45-city run kicks of April 18 in Georgia and will take the MC coast-to-coast (and back again) before wrapping up in Brooklyn, NY on June 20. You can view a complete list of tour dates below.
This outing marks the first tour for Big Boi since the December release of Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors. Fellow Atlanta rapper Killer Mike will be open.
4/18 Athens, GA “ Georiga 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 (more…)
It has been quite a while—6 years in fact—since Andre 3000 has released a full studio album. Outkast‘s 2006 soundtrack for their movie Idlewild, is the last major release by the hip hop/R&B artist. Since then he has only been on featured tracks or his own sporadically released single tracks. This has raised a lot of questions and rumors among his fans, especially as to whether or not there will be an Outkast reunion.
According to Complex.com, Andre 3000 explained in a Rolling Stone interview just where he stands currently as an artist, and frankly, he is not sure. He says that “things are kind of up in the air with me, and some days, I feel like yeah, I’ll do it. Some days, I feel like, I don’t. I don’t know the future of music right now. I have no idea what I do. I honestly don’t.” Andre also mentioned that he feels a judgmental pressure from fans and critics who are watching his every move in the music world “because I don’t do it much, they analyze every word and before, you could’ve had a shitty verse and people just forgot about it. So it’s different now.”
As for a reunion with Outkast, he simply states that he has tuned out all rumors and expectations because “it makes me mad to read it sometimes,” he says, “I don’t read the Internet.”
Meanwhile, Andre’s former Outkast partner Big Boi is set to release his next solo album, coincidentally named Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, on December 11th. Hopefully Andre will get back into the swing of things, and perhaps the two will join forces once again, but as of now, that seems unlikely.
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