Published Jan 11, 2014With 2014 now in full swing, we're picking things back up again. If you're worried something may have passed you by this week, let our news roundup get you back up to speed.
First off, those Outkast reunion dreams became reality this week, as Coachella confirmed the long-departed hip-hop heroes will play the fest's 2014 edition. However, as could be expected, Outkast are hardly the only high-profile artist to play the event, which this year will also include the likes of Arcade Fire, Muse, the Replacements, Neutral Milk Hotel, Queens of the Stone Age, the Knife, Beck, Pharrell Williams, Lorde, Foster the People, CHVRCHES, Chance the Rapper, Neko Case, Mogwai, Pet Shop Boys, Bryan Ferry, HAIM and so many more.
In other live music news, Kanye West expanded his Yeezus tour, adding a few Canadian dates in the process, while Childish Gambino rolled out his "Deep Web" tour. Also, Montreal's Pouzza Fest added From Ashes Rise, Russ Rankin and more to its 2014. But on the down side, Neil Young had an apparently rocky show in NYC this week.
Meanwhile, Conor Oberst was forced to address rape allegations, Insane Clown Posse launched more legal action against the FBI, Grimes teased her new album by dangling a September release date, and Tokyo Police Club shared their upcoming LP details via a word search.