OutKast's Big Boi confirms new solo album

OutKast will embark on a reunion tour of global festivals this summer

OutKast's Big Boi confirms new solo album

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Outkast member Big Boi has confirmed plans for his fourth solo album.

Big Boi discussed news of the follow-up to 2012's 'Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors' with Revolt TV, saying: "Look out for that new Big Boi solo record coming...'Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors' and the next one, 'surprise!'". He added that the upcoming OutKast reunion tour is "for the fans".

Yesterday it was rumoured that both Big Boi and Andre 3000 were working on separate solo albums. The group's producer Mr. DJ said that the pair were both working at Stankonia Studios in Atlanta and added that going on tour might spark off a new OutKast album, saying: "I get the feeling that the energy and camaraderie from the tour will bring everything full circle. We may make it back in for an album following that."

OutKast will play 40 festivals this summer. Earlier this month, the duo revealed that they would be making their live comeback headlining Coachella Festival in California alongside Muse and Arcade Fire in April. They subsequently announced another headline slot at New York's Governors Ball festival, which takes place June 6-8 on Randall's Island.

The reformed duo then announced a 40-date full world festival tour "to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their unique and influential sound", with the exact dates yet to be announced. "It's truly an honour to celebrate 20 years and still be free to do music the way we choose," Big Boi said in a statement. "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!"

OutKast went on hiatus in 2007 and have not performed together since 2004. This year is the 20th anniversary of the pair's 1994 debut album 'Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik'.

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