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OUTKAST COMES HOME #ATLast

GRAMMY-WINNING DUO TO PERFORM AT ATLANTA’S CENTENNIAL OLYMPIC PARK ON SEPTEMBER 27

Public on-sale begins Wednesday, June 18 (10am EST)

June 13, 2014 – The ingenious and iconic duo, Outkast (Antwan “Big Boi” Patton and André "3000" Benjamin) will forever be associated with the city of Atlanta and now, they're coming home #ATLast. The revered group has confirmed that they will curate and headline a homecoming show in Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park on Saturday, September 27. Additional artists will be announced in coming weeks. The show’s supporting partners are Atlanta's own V103 (WVEE FM), Creative Loafing, Rival Entertainment and Bowery Presents.

Public on-sale begins Wednesday, June 18 at 10am EST via Ticketmaster. Additionally, a dedicated website has been launched to provide the most current show information as additional announcements are made: www.outkastatlast.com

“It's only right that we give the hometown what we've been giving the rest of the world, Atliens in ATL, homecoming! Festival Killers!,” said Big Boi.

"Coming from Atlanta gave us the freedom to be whatever we ever wanted to be because no one was paying attention. Now that everyone is, we want to say thank you," said André 3000.

Currently headlining festivals around the world, Outkast is celebrating their 20th anniversary. Since the announcement of their return to the stage, much speculation has been made about whether the duo would eventually reveal plans to appropriately pay homage to their hometown. Now, the official confirmation has been made #ATLast.

It is impossible to quantify the creative impact and influence of Grammy-Award winning rap duo, Outkast, or the work of its members, André "3000" Benjamin and Antwan "Big Boi" Patton. Together and individually, they have set the bar for originality, blasting genre boundaries and combining mediums since their debut album Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik was released in 1994.

The seismic effects of their originality continued to be felt with each subsequent release and, globally, Outkast has sold more than 25 million albums. Their critically lauded, Platinum-Certified sophomore album ATLiens (1996) was one of the rare works of art to be appreciated for being ahead of its time, in its own time. The double-Platinum Aquemini (1998) and quadruple-Platinum Stankonia (2000) received the highest praises from the loftiest critics to the most dedicated of Hip Hop fans. Both albums were ultimately enshrined in Rolling Stone Magazine’s definitive list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time in 2012. The Diamond-certified Speakerboxxx/The Love Below (2003) was not only a massive commercial success, it also earned six Grammys, including Album of the Year, making Outkast the first rap group ever to win the award in that coveted category. In 2006, the duo again pulled off the unexpected with Idlewild, a film that both members starred in and the accompanying soundtrack, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.

Big Boi and André 3000 are also frequent collaborators with a multitude of artists. In recent years, Big Boi has released two critically acclaimed solo albums, Luscious Leftfoot: The Son of Chico Dusty (2010) and Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors (2013). He has also appeared in feature films Who’s Your Caddy and ATL. In addition to a long and eclectic range of guest performances, André 3000 appeared in Be Cool, Semi-Pro, Four Brothers, and the upcoming Jimi Hendrix biopic, JIMI: All Is By My Side. Benjamin’s own high-end clothing line, Benjamin Bixby, debuted in 2010, at which time GQ Magazine named him “Best New Designer of the Year.”

In January 2014, to celebrate Outkast’s 20th anniversary, the duo confirmed plans for a headlining festival tour that began at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and continues with dates throughout the summer.

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OUTKAST CONTACT:
Sunshine Sachs
Tiffany Shipp / Michael Samonte
212-691-2800 / 323-822-9300
Shipp@sunshinesachs.com / Samonte@sunshinesachs.com

Comments for this News article

Praying for the both of you, Mr. Benjamin & Mr. Patton.

Again. Add another show because I still wasn't able to get tickets. Please!!!! Smile

SOOOOOOOOOOO beyond, disappointed, pissed, sad, and irritated my husband and I weren't able to purchase tickets. I even looked to see if they're performing at a nearby city, less the festival, nothing. To hear the years of music composed, played and mixed together in one night would be out of this world. The last time I saw them perform together was at a birthday bash forever ago Sad Saw Big Boi last year on his solo tour, and I get extra giddy when I hear the radio play their songs back to back. SOOOOOOOOOOOO disappointed. I was thinking they should do an Oukast Atlanta, you know how Celion does Vegas.. or how Dave is doing New York with his random musical special guests. You guys HAVE TO plan for something a bit long running to accomdate for all the fans. A week..or month...good money for you two, bring in revenue for the city...satisfy your fans....just a thought Smile Ridiculous how my girls are asking me if I'm ok since I've found out we weren't going to be able to attend the concert. Stay up, Peace and Blessings...

Ticketmaster crashed and scalpers bought all of it. Just check the listings on stubhub. They'll only continue to grow. Everyone I know was trying to get tickets and the only person I know that has them had to get them from a scalper.

Thanks for throwing us to the wolves.

You should consider selling directly to your fans. You would have sold out fast either way.

Wow, I'm really upset!! I have been trying to get tickets all day. What really pisses me off is that they have so many tickets listed on ebay and stubhub for double the price. Not fair for people that can't pay 300.00 for one ticket. I hate ticket scalpers!!! It is not right!!!

I've been on the ticketmaster site since 9)30 am ready to purchase tickets at 10 a.m.. it is now 10:58 a.m. And I still have been unable to purchase tickets. VIP, and lawn level are sold out I am so disappointed. Really not trying to do General admin.

I WANT TICKETS! Sad

Yaaaaaay! Awesome. I was actually willing to travel to see them. Glad they're coming to the A.