At least probably for Coachella and other touring.
Dunno why Diddy doesn't like direct links to articles but you can just click straight through.
As you were.
But a tentative hells yeah!
Been absolutely rinsing Stankonia in the last week or so coincidentally. Gonna listen to the whole discography today I think.
I'm wondering if the reunion has been well known for a while within the industry, because there's been a leap in interest in the music press and tributes etc over the last couple of weeks. That's what sparked me to binge again in the first place.
Anyway, it will literally make my life if they come to the UK. 12 years since they toured, and I was too young to catch them last time round. Still my favourite group ever, and seeing Big Boi run through the classics on his own just didn't feel quite right.
Killer Mike supporting as well please (for these as yet, totally fictional London dates)
BUT LOOK AT THIS
I don't care if it's a cynical reunion or there's no new music, I highly doubt the shows will be anything less than absolutely mind-blowing. Big Boi at ATP in 2011 doing largely 90s Outkast and Sir Lucious Left Foot material was a 9-9.5 kinda show for me. I can't imagine what this will be like
they're one of the best artists...ever? I'd go that far. seriously fucking happy right now
I'd still put them amongst the absolute unfuckwithable music greats. The Beatles, Miles Davis, Aphex Twin, OutKast... you get my drift.
I just really fucking hope they play shows here. I wouldn't say it's a certainty. If anything, rather than their popularity growing in their absence, I reckon they're more of a niche concern than they were during the S/LB heyday... Could definitely see them doing Wireless or Bestival though.
*in the UK i mean obviously. they were never anywhere near as big here as in the states anyway.
But Ms Jackson and Hey Ya did pretty well over here, and Speakerboxxx/The Love Below sold over half a million copies.
it's a pretty good shout
but I laughed out loud at you giving a pitchfork rating to a gig
Spotted your name a couple of times when wondering who was providing them with some decent electronic music coverage lately. Good work.
yeah I am, well spotted. early days but it's quite nice to have the platform. that, RBMA and beginning stuff on 6 Music in the new year as it stands as well
^_^ wooo ^_^
and I'll fight any of you fuckers who say otherwise
it drives the point home more than amazing or joyous or even near-perfect
the best hip-hop show I've ever seen and probably an all time top 20, basically
actually, y'know tells you something
I haven't heard Hey Ya enough yet.
like, is there a story about why there's not been a solo album or has he just spent the last six years diving through pools of money, Scrooge McDuck style?
"Slow it down, this that shit that'll make you call your momma
Say hey I'm sorry for begging for all them clothes you couldn't afford
And this the type of shit that'll make you call your rap partner
And say I'm sorry I'm awkward, my fault for fuckin' up the tours
I hated all the attention so I ran from it
Fuck it if we did, but I hope we ain't lose no fans from it
I'm a grown-ass kid, you know ain't never cared about no damn money
Why do we try so hard to be stars, just to dodge comments"
last time i use rap genius.
very excited about this news though.
a tour apparently.
Saw them at the Astoria 12 years ago. Was a great gig, thought they only played a 45 mins headline set.
I'm guessing they headline the wireless festival next year
but "The Coachella performance has been confirmed by Outkast collaborator Sleepy Brown" is just hilarious.
"“As we bide our time in the lobby, he affably spills the beans about unreleased Andre 3000 solo songs from a decade ago and his hopes to score Future a cameo during OutKast’s reunion sets at Coachella.”
what a time to be alive.
I just hope there are some UK dates!
That would be a bit of a disappointment
But I wouldn't hold your breath. If Wireless has 'em, I'm snapping up tickets pronto.
Day ticket, not in the middle of fucking nowhere.
They're at it again...
It's like the Perez Hilton of alternative music coverage.
Only playing a presumably shortened set supporting Bruno fucking Mars at Wireless, or headlining Bestival on the Isle of fucking Wight.
Will probably end up going to the Wireless one, but when you know you're only going to get the big hits, it all seems rather less life changing.
Save for the fact it'd cost far more. Still a pretty shitty situation all-round though.
Never been but almost definitely going now for this?
And I think you can only go for the whole weekend. It's a great festival (admittedly I've not been since 2009) but if your sole purpose was to see Outkast somewhere this year it's not the easiest of solutions basically.
But it means also convincing a crowd to go, which could be difficult with everyone having already sorted festivals and holidays etc.
If it had been Outkast supporting the Kanye or Drake dates - or virtually any other big name in rap, pop or R&B - it would've been easier to stomach too.
Means that OutKast will be playing for over an hour at least. But yeah, Bruno fucking Mars.
I think I'm gonna go to the Kanye day and maybe think about getting a Bestival group together for OutKast. Shame all the good support at Wireless is on the Drake day.
Hopefully they drop the line up sooner rather than later, cos it's always killer and that makes it easier to convince peeps.
I remember Calvin Harris playing as 'special guest' at Wireless, and I think he headlined the tent rather than playing second on the mainstage... so maybe OutKast would do that and still get a full length set?
Doesn't bother me now, decided not to take the risk. Bagged myself a Kanye ticket instead :) Shame about OutKast, but maybe this is the year I finally volunteer at Bestival!
Unsurprisingly, they wouldn't give me exclusive access to info on which stages the artists were on.
They could have had a fucking killer day with Outkast supporting Kanye and Chance, Earl etc lower down the bill but they've spread them out in the least intelligent way possible. Are Bruno Mars fans going to give a shit about Outkast? Nonsense.
Also, regardless of whether Bruno Mars is any good or not (he's not), is he really a headline act? Surely a reformed OutKast playing only two UK festival dates are a bigger draw?
(Did I read somewhere that these are the only two UK dates for OutKast? Shame if that's true)
What does anyone think the chances are of Kanye playing other festivals or doing a warm-up show?
OutKast, I'm not so sure. I said I had doubts up there ^ about whether they were big enough in the UK to make it worth their while doing any normal gigs, but I thought they'd be able to pull off *one* headline exclusive Wireless gig.
Bruno Mars is so fucking shite that really feels like an insult to the group and their legacy.
I wouldn't say they're too worried about their legacy.
Would've made way more sense to have them on the Kanye or Drake day though, no doubt. That Drake day would've been insane if you switched Rudimental with Outkast. Also would make so much more sense having Rudimental support Bruno Mars tbh.
It's really weird. they've always spread the days really well in the past so that each one hits all the right notes for the demographic they're going for. They seem to have just selected the artists and put them on random days this year.
Personally I would love to see both OutKast and Kanye, as it is I might not go to either day just because it's a lot of money to see one act
But people always complain about day splits and they always sell fuckloads of tickets so they probably know what they're doing
The first 4 miles deep of the crowd will be 14 year old girls blabbering over the top of OutKast, which just makes it worse. Kanye would have definitely been the best fit, but the Drake day would've been epic.
but at least you had Nas, Jay Z and a rap-orientated line-up to go alongside it. It kinda worked.
Fuck Wireless this year, I'll go see OutKast in Europe somewhere. I imagine Kanye will tour Yeezus in the UK later in the year (just as Jay Z and Justin did post-wireless)
Just US/UK so far from what I've seen though.
Keeping locked to their Twitter as all the announcements seems to be going through there. Will give it another month or so before I start considering Bestival/US
Yeah, Bestival usually takes a while to sell out, so I'm not panicking yet.
Big Boi: ": “No, no, no. We’re just doing the tour only, just for the fans. That’s all it is, just the tour. It’s just the Outkast 20th year anniversary, just a way for us to celebrate with our fans, but there’s no album in the works, no.”
That's no five times if I count correctly.
In other news: Still no Euro dates. Get planning for Bestival, fam.
A couple of other options emerging for those of us hoping to see them in Europe this summer.
Oya (Norway) http://oyafestivalen.com/artist/
Splash (Germany) http://www.splash-festival.de/en/line-up/artists-a-z.html
Other two look interesting though. Somehow never heard of Splash, strong line up!
This is probably the frontrunner for me. It being in central Gothenburg (no camping presumably) being a big appeal http://www.wayoutwest.se
Looks pretty great so far.
Great festival. Accommodation can be pretty expensive though, but if you look soonish on airbnb you might find somewhere decent. Drinking too, especially at the festival. Plus it's one of those where they have separate drinking areas to the stages.
I think booking early on Air BnB is definitely the way to go. Return flights are under £100 atm too.
How does it work then? Main gigs in the big park and then other gigs/clubnights in smaller venues?
Annoyingly, from memory, some of the venue stuff can get overcrowded but if you arrive early enough you get in to places.
Main festival site is really nice. Two big stages that are facing eachother quite a distance away with alternating stuff on each, think there's one tent as well.
as far as i can remember they're all pretty close to eachother but fairly far from the festival site
thanks for the heads up Kyle
guessed it might sell out soon with robin thicke and lineup complete. salt n pepa should be fun.
Shame most of it is so shit. Kanye, OutKast, and the undercard from the Drake day (Schoolboy Q, YG, A$AP Ferg, Chance, etc) would make my year.
Might genuinely get up to watch it.
but you tell Dre's heart still isn't really in performing. To do the first half of Hey Ya, motionless, with his back to the audience certainly makes an impression. Fair play for getting up there if he hates it that much and still putting on a pretty damn good show for everyone, I just hope he get more into it as the tour goes on.
and Coachella cut them off just as they were bringing Mike out to do The Whole World. Far from a perfect show, Dre seemed a bit heartbroken by the end.
The hot weather combined with no alcohol really shows that a crowd of people can't keep a party going all day without any substances to help them along.
I mean if you think about it.... I'm sure most of you would agree that as the day progresses and no matter the line up you'll eventually feel 'I could do with some beer to get a buzz going' after your initial enthusiasm and bank of energy has been spent after you've seen a handful of bands you've been looking forward to.
I think this is why the crowd at Coachella seems lifeless for a lot of the bands that are on later in the day.
'Kast probably didn't help by leaving Ms Jackson, So Fresh, So Clean, The Whole World, The Way You Move & Hey Ya to the end. Could have been pretty exhausting for the casual listener.
but I think pretty much every set I've seen at Coachella the crowd seems a lot less enthused than your average festival.
was there when Kanye played pretty much all of MBDTF in 2011 and the crowd was pretty incredible, same for Arcade Fire. It is a weird festival though, one where you're only allowed to drink in certain areas and because of the heat during the day everyone stays pretty sober…very different atmosphere to British/European festivals
I watched all of At The Drive-In/ Snoop & Dre from the bar in 2012. The crowd for Bon Iver that year was really 'enthused' (hardly gonna be rowdy for Bon Iver though I guess). I think the main problem with Outkast is as said below/above, the majority of the crowd are only going to know a pretty small section of the setlist.
And praying Andre won't quit on the tour before then
I don't know why, but I always get the impression that the Coachella crowd are a little sub-par
here's future to plug his new album! here's a song from it, wait cut it halfway through, that's enough. get off the stage, bro.
You can't argue with that setlist, good mix of the big hits, solo stuff & older classics. I guess maybe it's a bit backloaded for casual fan but you can't fuck with BOB, Gasoline Dreams, ATLiens, Skew it on the Bar-B, Rosa Parks & Da Art of Story Tellin as and opening salvo.
Something was clearly wrong with Dre mic though, Big Boi sounded clear and forceful but Dre was pretty muffled and weak.
Glad they've abandoned the solo sets already, distributed the hits a bit more freely, and added some monster jams (International Players Anthem!)
Skew It on the Bar-B
Da Art of Storytellin', Part 1
(with Sleepy Brown)
Kryptonite (I'm on It)
(Big Boi song)
The Way You Move
(with Sleepy Brown)
She Lives in My Lap
Elevators (Me & You)
So Fresh, So Clean
(with Sleepy Brown)
Int'l Player's Anthem (I Choose You)
(Underground Kingz cover)
The Whole World
(with Killer Mike)
I might suck it up and get a ticket to the Bruno Mars day. Does anyone have the slightest inkling as to when they'll be playing, I think I'm probably being an unrealistic idiot here but I've got a wedding finishing at around 1900 and was hoping to be able to slip in and see Outkast and then get out of there.
and the one in outkast's 'special guest' slot, frank ocean finished just before timberlake started.
curfew this year is 10pm london and 10:30pm birmingham.
bruno mars will do an hour and a half maybe? outkast an hour 15 mins?
so going by last year outkast will be about on 7:15-8:30pm in london and 7:45-9pm in brum.
On the Sunday, can't go anymore.
I thought they were amazing, really tight set with an awesome band. Been waiting since Stankonia to see them live (have seen Big Boi in that time), was worth the wait.
but forgot that when they started. don't like that birmingham got 7 more songs- wish i'd gone there instead.
I'm guessing it's because the curfew for Finsbury Park was really early? Would have liked a few more from Aquemini and at least one from their first album. Glad I got to see them though
so dunno how they did 22 songs there.
it wasn't the 15 songs i'd have picked, but still loved it.
not going to bestival just to see them and i get the feeling they're not gonna be in a rush to do anything else after this tour
Really hope it's worth it. Not much else on the line up, although Kelis and Darkside are playing which should be good.
Basically, I just panicked and decided I couldn't miss them/couldn't really be arsed with Bestival.
I think Pukkelpop is going to be my best option :/
I think the vibe is very much 'big festival in a field'. Wouldn't offer much of a cultural Eurotrip, so you might as well go to Bestival in the end.
Then I considered doing a day trip to Ireland for Electric Picnic but it doesn't seem to have any day tickets. Luckily I live in the Netherlands at the moment anyway, so Rotterdam hasn't cost me that much...
Would do Bestival but I've got another fucking wedding that clashes. (What are the chances, I've been to about three weddings in my life up until this point and then I have two which clash with the only two UK dates of a reformed Outkast, brilliant.)
Always wanted to go, and got some mates going for this one. Just that it will set me back another £500 all in. Not sure I can justify that, primarily to see OutKast, on top of what I've already got booked.
I understand fully what youre saying though. I do consider myself lucky as I live in Southampton and so access is relitively easy and I do think it's a fantastic festival. It must be a right bugger to get to for some others though.
then again the only positive of living in Southampton does seem to be the easy access to the Isle Of Wight
than the jazz festival I'm going to. But there you go! :D
but I'm sure Dre and Big Boi will bring the party no matter where they are!
kelis > darkside > hall & oates > chic > outkast
that is an absurdly good day of live music
Haven't seen any of those guys before, and for the rest of the afternoon I'll probably just walk around smoking legal bud and listening to jazz. It's a hard life.
and as you may see I did clearly state that the only benefit of living in Southampton is the close proximity to the IOW
They didn't even bring the horn section, and it was still the greatest shit I ever saw. Nothing really compares to seeing those two personalities on stage. Initially, Coachella had me a little worried for the reunion, but Dre was on all time form last night, super energetic, and the chemistry was the best I've seen for any group.
Great setlist, obviously, but that's been improved since the first show, spacing out the radio hits and adding classics like International Players Anthem.
Only issue is, I'm so hyped off it, I'm gonna have to go to Bestival too now.
Can hardly wait until September. Just had a look through their most recent set lists and it's looking really good in my opinion. So glad SpottieOttieDopaliscious is in there!
I skipped Hall & Oates... Sorry guys :(
Dark Side and Kelis were both brilliant though! Was a great day.
Captures the range of emotions seeing them live far better than I could.
One thing that makes me smile is the talk of the stage banter. None of your standard hip hop crowd-warming clichés, no carefully rehearsed skits, just two electrifying personalities doing what they do.
Get excited, Bestival goers <3
This was the setlist at WoW http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/outkast/2014/slottsskogen-gothenburg-sweden-bcef9de.html
All things considered, it was as perfect as an OutKast reunion show was going to be.
Can't quite put into words how fucking gutted I am to have missed this reunion.
No chance at all of non-festival shows in the next few years is there? :(
Doesn't sound like his head was right for this at all but didn't want to let his mate down :(