André 3000 Speaks On His Love For Flutes As He Gives Sublime Performance On The Stephen Colbert Show

During his visit on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, André 3000 talked about his passion for the flute. In an uncommon conversation with the talk show host, the OutKast icon explained why he chose to highlight the instrument on his first solo album, New Blue Sun. The native of Atlanta also disclosed that he possesses over forty flutes in his vast collection. André sang his song “That Night in Hawaii When I Turned into a Panther and Started Making These Low Register Purring Tone That I Couldn’t Control” later on the show.  He stated while grabbing one of his many flutes:

“I discovered flute and I started playing it over and over again for years, and I felt like it would be great to share it so it kinda came in a natural way. It’s the closest thing to singing. Like, vibrato is basically a human kinda thing. You’re actually hearing a human’s wind.”

He was joined on stage for the ten-minute performance by a live band and a traffic cone. In an interview with NPR last year, André 3000 discussed the creation of “That Night in Hawaii When I Turned into a Panther…” and disclosed that the song was based on true occurrences. André 3000 has revealed that he will be embarking on his first-ever solo tour, which will involve performances of New Blue Sun around the United States.

On Monday, January 29, the New Blue Sun Live Tour kicks out in Brooklyn, New York. It will be followed by a three-night residency at Manhattan’s storied Blue Note Jazz Club, where he will play two gigs a night. After that, 3 Stacks and his band will visit Detroit, Chicago, Atlanta, and San Francisco before wrapping up with a five-night engagement in Los Angeles at the beginning of March. The sale of tickets begins on Wednesday, January 24, at 10:00 a.m. local time.

Back to top button