OutKast Reunion: Rap Group Announces Tour Of 40 Concerts This Summer

OutKast has big plans for their 20th anniversary, announcing a summer tour that will include 40 concert dates and some big headlining acts.

The rap group made the announcement on Monday, which follows up reports from last week that Big Boi and Andre 3000 were reuniting to perform at the music festival Coachella.

It has been more than 10 years since the group performed together, but they decided to reunite for the anniversary of their classic debut album, Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, which turns 20 on April 26.

"It's truly an honor to celebrate 20 years and still be free to do music the way we choose," Big Boi said, via 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 announced the extended tour on the group's Facebook page on Monday, writing:

Outkast will return to the stage with a full festival run of over 40 dates to celebrate 20 years since Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik!

"Returning to the stage together is the most exciting way for us to thank everyone for their 20 years of supporting Outkast." – Andre 3000

"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!" – Big Boi

Stay tuned for dates! #Outkast20 - Team Outkast

There had been rumors of an OutKast reunion for years, and it seems that Coachella is a fitting venue. The festival has gained a reputation as an experimental ground for artists, and also a reunion ground as well. In 2012, rap legends Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg appeared with a hologram version of the late rapper Tupac.

The music festival runs April 11-13 and April 18-20, with tickets selling for $375.

The OutKast reunion will also make a stop at the Governors Ball in New York City, though the full slate of concert dates has not yet been released.