Austonia daily newsletter—direct to your inbox 6 a.m.
×
becomeMemberIcon

become a member

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.

Popular

Austin's poker house scene continues to flourish through a loophole in Texas gambling laws. (Palms Social Club/Facebook)

Six days a week, thousands of onlookers tune in to live streams to watch the pros rake it all in at high-stakes poker tournaments. The big-name poker players aren't in Las Vegas or even Oklahoma's finest casinos—instead, they're where Texas Hold 'Em gets its name.

Keep Reading Show less

From four-time Grammy-nominee turned big-screen actor, Black Pumas frontman Eric Burton will debut in the sci-fi short film "Devexity," which is written, directed by and stars Austinites.

Keep Reading Show less

(Stock photo)

The University of Texas at Austin welcomed more incoming freshmen than ever before, with 9,060 new Longhorns, thanks to the rise of on-time graduations allowing the university to admit more undergraduates.

Keep Reading Show less