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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.

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