UPDATE: After selling out their first homecoming show, Outkast have added two shows for September 26th and 28th. Kid Cudi, Donald Glover and Raury will open for the group on the 26th, while support has yet to be announced for the 28th.
As Outkast have slowly confirmed the 40 concerts and festival appearances they promised to play this year – their first performances since supporting their 2006 album Idlewild – one city has remained conspicuously absent: their hometown of Atlanta. Now the hip-hop duo is rectifying that with a homecoming show at the city’s Centennial Olympic Park on September 27th. Tickets for the show go on sale June 18th, and the group will announce its support artists in the coming weeks.
“It’s only right that we give the hometown what we’ve been giving the rest of the world, Atliens in ATL, homecoming!” Big Boi said in a statement. “Festival Killers!”
“Coming from Atlanta gave us the freedom to be whatever we ever wanted to be, because no one was paying attention,” André 3000 said. “Now that everyone is, we want to say thank you.”
Since kicking things off at Coachella, the group has been busy performing at Georgia’s Counterpoint Festival, Alabama’s Hangout Festival and New York’s Governors Ball, among others. In the coming months, they will appear at Milwaukee’s Summerfest, Louisville’s Forecastle Festival, Washington’s Sasquatch Festival, Toronto’s OVO Fest, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits Festival and many more international dates.
The two artists have been playing these performances to celebrate two decades of their own brand of progressive hip-hop. “Returning to the stage together is the most exciting way for us to thank everyone for their 20 years of supporting Outkast,” André 3000 said in a statement in January.