André 3000 will bring his ‘New Blue Sun’ tour to North Carolina (Durham) in November

By CLTure

June 25, 2024

Following his performances at Atlanta Jazz Festival, Big Ears in Knoxville, and Roots Picnic in Philadelphia, André 3000 has announced dates for a fall tour that will make one stop in North Carolina (November 12 at DPAC in Durham). He’ll perform alongside musicians Carlos Niño, Nate Mercereau, Surya Botofasina, and Deantoni Parks, all of whom were featured on his latest instrumental album, New Blue Sun. This will be the first time André 3000 will be performing in North Carolina since OutKast performed at Funk Fest (Charlotte) in 2014 at the old Metrolina Expo Trade Center.

New Blue Sun is André 3000’s debut solo album released in November, and a departure from his rap career as one half of the dynamic Atlanta hip-hop duo, OutKast. His first new music release in over 17 years, 3000 plays various flutes on the 87-minute experimental album along with percussionist Carlos Niño, keyboardist Surya Botofasina, guitarist Nate Mercereau, drummer Deantoni Parks, and multi-instrumentalist Jesse Peterson. The album was met with critical praise and also some backlash from longtime hip-hop fans.

André 3000’s New Blue Sun Live in Concert Tour will stop in Durham on November 12 at DPAC. Artist presale starts Wednesday, June 26 at 10 a.m. and tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, June 28 at 10 a.m.


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