Outkast Adds Third Hometown Show + Special Guests
Hip-hop duo Outkast have just announced that they’ll close out their current reunion tour with a triumphant homecoming show in Atlanta on September 26, 27 & 28, with special guests Kid Cudi and Childish Gambino. Festivities will take place at Centennial Olympic Park and will feature additional artists besides Antwan “Big Boi” Patton and André “André 3000″ Benjamin — although just who else will be performing is still unknown. The show, which is being billed as “Outkast #ATLast” will start at 5PM, be open to all ages, have no designated seating, and will go on rain or shine. Tickets go on sale June 18 at 10AM EST via OutkastATLast.com.
Formed in the mid-90s, Outkast was essential in the rise in pop music prominence of Southern hip-hop and the Atlanta rap scene in particular. Their debut album, 1994’s Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik rose to number 20 on the Billboard 200 and their next two releases, 1996’s ATLiens and 1998’s Aquaemini were both certified double platinum. But it was 2000’s Stankonia and the 2003 double album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below that the group became a global phenomenon — the former was named by Rolling Stone as one of the top 500 albums of all time and the latter sold over 11 million copies. Outkast went on hiatus in 2007 while Big Boi and André 3000 focused on solo projects. The group reunited in 2014 as the headliners at Coachella to celebrate their 20th anniversary, followed up a 40+ tour of festivals around the world.