Almost a year ago came the first whispers that OutKast might be getting back together. Then the Atlanta rap trailblazers gradually announced where that reunion would happen. Not just Coachella. Not just Governors Ball. In fact, Antwan “Big Boi” Patton and André “André 3000” Benjamin ended up headlining properly dozens of festivals in North America and Europe throughout 2014. A few months ago, the duo revealed they’d finally be playing their hometown — #ATLast is the name for the event —and now they’ve filled out the lineup for the three-night bash, which sold out with any real details. The selections are a wide-ranging and formidable presentation of mostly Southern hip-hop and R&B.
As Billboard reports, different openers will perform at each of the September 26, 27 and 28 concerts. Friday night’s show will bring out 2 Chainz, Janelle Monáe and Solange, with Bun B joining OutKast’s set (missing Bun B’s late UGK partner Pimp C, “Int’l Players Anthem” should be a poignant moment). Saturday’s openers include Kid Cudi, Childish Gambino and Raury. Sunday adds B.o.B., plus a reported celebration of 1994′s landmark Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik that will involve Southern rap heavyweights Killer Mike, 8Ball & MJG and Devin the Dude, along with K Camp, Kilo, Gipp Goodie and DJ Unk.
The #ATLast weekend might be the OutKast reunion’s homecoming, but it’s not the end of their shows together. Big Boi and André 3000 are also set to play Texas’s Austin City Limits, San Francisco’s Treasure Island Music Festival, Las Vegas’s Life Is Beautiful and New Orleans’ Voodoo Experience. Separately, a film starring André 3000 as Jimi Hendrix, Jimi: All is by My Side, opens in select theaters on September 26 (see our interview with producer and longtime film music supervisor Danny Bramson). Big Boi, who was among the voices weighing in on behalf of protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, has discussed another solo album.
OutKast tour dates:
9/26 Atlanta, GA - Centennial Olympic Park
9/27 Atlanta, GA – Centennial Olympic Park
9/28 Atlanta, GA – Centennial Olympic Park
10/3 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
10/10 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
10/18 San Francisco, CA – Treasure Island Music Festival
10/25 Las Vegas, NV – Life is Beautiful
10/31 New Orleans, LA – Voodoo Experience