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Outkast Book 40 Festival Dates for 2014

The group says they're returning to celebrate its 20th anniversary

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January 13, 2014 10:30 AM ET

Outkast will be playing over 40 festivals worldwide this year, beginning with their headlining appearance at Coachella in April. Other than their June appearance at New York City's Governors Ball, though, the group has not yet revealed where else it will perform.

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"It's truly an honor to celebrate 20 years and still be free to do music the way we choose," Big Boi said in a statement. "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!"

"And imagine, all we wanted to do was rap," said André 3000. "I am thankful to have been a part of a group that allowed me to explore anything that came to mind and have fun doing it. Returning to the stage together is the most exciting way for us to thank everyone for their 20 years of supporting Outkast."

OutKast released their debut album, Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, in April 1994, nearly 20 years to the day that they will take the stage at Coachella. 

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In November, reports began surfacing that OutKast would reunite for Coachella. Prior to confirming their appearance last week, André 3000 was tentative about any kind of reunion, and everything else. "Things are kind of up in the air with me," he told Rolling Stone in 2012. "I don't know the future of music right now. I have no idea what I do. I honestly don't."

The duo announced the full return today on its newly launched Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

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