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Tyler, the Creator, Duran Duran added to ACL lineup, Stevie Nicks backs out

A week after DaBaby was dropped from the lineup, Austin City Limits Festival announced via Twitter on Tuesday that his set would be filled by rapper Tyler, the Creator. Hours later, Stevie Nicks announced that she would not play the festival due to COVID-19 concerns. She has since been replaced with Duran Duran.

Nicks, who is 73, said that while she is vaccinated, she is being "extremely cautious" by canceling the five performances she had planned for 2021.

Meanwhile, ACL said rapper, Tyler, the Creator, whose real name is Tyler Gregory Okonma, would fill the Sunday slot in DaBaby's place, closing out both weekends of the festival. ACL said the hourly schedule will be out "soon."

Okonma recently played at Lollapalooza in Chicago and his prop-heavy set was well-celebrated and showcased the various eras of his career.

After Okonma finishes his festival performances, he will kick off the U.S. leg of his tour at the Pechanga Arena in San Diego, California, in February next year.

DaBaby was removed from the festival's lineup for homophobic comments he made during a Miami show. He was also dropped from Nevada's Day N Vegas and Lollapalooza.

This story was last updated on Wednesday at 10 a.m. to include more changes to the ACL lineup.


Trip to Dallas-Fort Worth: Our 15-year-old granddaughter thinks it’s the 'cool' Texas


If you are a committed, grunge-wearing resident of the Pacific Northwest, it is easy–almost automatic–to look at Texas as an extraordinarily dry, hot and culturally oppressive place that is better to avoid, especially in the summer. Our two granddaughters live with their parents in Portland.

Recently we decided to take the older girl, who is 15, to Dallas. Setting aside the summer heat, a Portlander can adjust to the vibes of Austin without effort. So let’s take Texas with all of its excesses straight up. Dallas, here we come.

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Tesla is adding a 500,000-square-foot building to Giga Texas


Giga Texas, the massive Tesla factory in southeast Travis County is getting even bigger.

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