Andre 3000

Outkast icon André 3000 is performing in Toronto at TD Jazz Festival this summer

André 3000 will perform his ambient flute album New Blue Sun at the TD Toronto Jazz Fest this summer.

The legendary rapper/musician will showcase at Massey Hall in downtown Toronto on June 28 at 8 p.m. It will be his first Toronto appearance in a decade—he last performed as part of the iconic hip-hop duo OutKast, with Anton “Big Boi” Patton in 2014.

Tickets will cost between $60 and $135 + fees and can be purchased at the Massey Hall website on March 21 at 10 a.m. using the promo code TOJAZZ. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on March 22.

The 7x Grammy-winning artist released his debut solo album, New Blue Sun, this past November. Instead of singing or rapping, it features more mellow, wind-focused, instrumental music, becoming the first instrumental album to land on the Billboard Top 200 Chart.

The opening track, a 12-minute, 20-second tune “I Swear, I Really Wanted to Make a ‘Rap’ Album But This Is Literally the Way the Wind Blew Me This Time,” broke the record for longest song to debut on the Billboard Hot 100 (it debuted at no. 90), surpassing Tool’s “Fear Inoculum,” the previous longest-running song ever to have hit the chart at 10:21.

New Blue Sun debuted at no. 1 on the New Age Albums chart last November with 24,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in its first week; the song also started with 5.8 million official streams.

Other ticketed concerts will take place across the city from June 21 to June 30, including Hiatus Kaiyote (June 25), Amanda Martinez (June 26), Yussef Dayes (June 27), Cory Henry (June 29), and more.

The festival will also feature 10 days of free outdoor concerts in the Bloor-Yorkville area

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