US rap duo rumoured to be performing at Coachella in April
OutKast will reunite in 2014 for a series of live dates, including a performance at US festival Coachella, according to reports.
The duo, rappers Andre 3000 and Big Boi, went on hiatus in 2007 and have not performed together since 2004, each enjoying solo success in the subsequent years. However, with 2014 coinciding with the anniversary of the pair’s 1994 debut album ‘Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik’, Billboard reports that the pair are in “prolonged talks” about returning after a seven-year break next year.
“Multiple sources” tell the publication that OutKast will performa at Coachella, which takes place in California next April. The festival has a history with artists reforming specifically to headline the festival with Pixies, Pavement, Rage Against The Machine and At The Drive-In all previously ending breaks in their career to perform live at the annual event.
Revolt TV, an online station owned by rapper and businessman P Diddy, has also reported on the OutKast rumours, appearing confirm that the reunion is on and that they will “rock multiple festival dates in the coming year” and adding that the reunion will, “exist solely in the live setting, with no new album plans in sight, for now”.
Big Boi teased the possibility of an OutKast reunion earlier this year while speaking to Power 106. During the radio interview, he said: “We’ve been kind of discussing some things. Once we map it out, we’ll make an announcement. But we’ll see. It’s 20 years, man … I wanna see it too, I definitely wanna see it too. Mum’s the word right now, but we gon’ see.”
Meanwhile, a representative for Big Boi’s fellow OutKast star Andre 3000 previously denied rumours that he will release his long-awaited debut solo album in 2014.