The addition comes in the wake of headliner Childish Gambino’s cancellation of his Sunday shows on both weekends of the festival, in the wake of an injury suffered at a show in Dallas earlier this week.
Phoenix already was booked for two sold-out shows next week at Stubb’s on Oct. 3-4. They’ll return for the Oct. 7 fest appearance after Oct. 5-6 dates in Dallas and Memphis.
The band last played ACL Fest in 2013. They also did a surprise show at Anderson High School that year. They haven’t played in Austin since those shows. The band released a new album, “Ti Amo,” last year.
Austin City Limits Festival kicks off in less than two weeks and if you were holding out for a last-minute cheap wristband, we’re sorry to be the bearers of bad news. Three-day passes to both weekends of the festival are now sold out.
UPDATE: Childish Gambino has canceled his appearance at Austin City Limits festival. Festival organizers have moved the electronic music duo Justice into the headline set for each Saturday of the festival and Houston rapper Travis Scott will take Gambino’s spot on the big stage on Sunday.
Festival organizers say fest-goers who bought a ticket for Saturday of weekend two, when Scott was originally scheduled to perform can exchange their ticket at no charge for a Weekend two Sunday ticket by contacting Front Gate Tickets. Exchanges must be requested by Tuesday, October 2 at 11:59 p.m.
UPDATE 9.26.18: Following the postponement of Childish Gambino’s show in Los Angeles last night, Fam Rothstein, who Pitchfork identifies as “a co-principal of the creative agency Wolf + Rothstein (which is comprised of himself, Glover, and Wolf Taylor)” has announced that Donald Glover “has to sit some dates out” on the “This Is America” tour. It is unclear how many dates the artist a.k.a. Donald Glover will miss. We have reached out to Austin City Limits Festival organizers to see if his headline sets at the festival on Oct. 7 and Oct. 14 will be affected.
This is America tour is postponed, not cancelled. My guy played through the pain, but has to sit some dates out. Back before the years over.
UPDATE 9.25.18: Two days after Childish Gambino reportedly cut his Dallas show short because of an injury, he has canceled the next date on his “This Is America” tour, a Tuesday night appearance at the Forum in Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Times reports that promoter Live Nation said the show would be rescheduled for a later date. Gambino, a.k.a. the actor Donald Glover, is scheduled to play a second Los Angeles show on Oct. 3, but the Times reports that a representative from the venue had no new information about that show.
On Tuesday morning, representatives from Austin City Limits Festival had no information about whether the reported injury would affect Childish Gambino’s headlining sets at the festival on Oct. 7 and Oct. 14.
EARLIER: Childish Gambino’s “This is America” tour has been earning a slew of ecstaticreviews as it winds its way around the country. The tour, which the artist a.k.a. Donald Glover says will be his last as Childish Gambino, gave Houston “all the feels” on Saturday, but at his Dallas show on Sunday, it hit a snag.
On Monday, TMZ reported that an official at the American Airlines Center said after the show that Glover had broken his foot. Several concert-goers told TMZ Glover “misstepped during a dance move.” TMZ also reports that Glover “arrived to his set in a wheelchair and leg brace,” for a Vegas concert on Friday night.
Childish Gambino is scheduled to headline Austin City Limits Festival on Oct. 7 and 14.
On Monday afternoon, representatives from the festival said they had no information about whether Glover has an injury that could affect his appearance at the festival.
For anyone upset, don’t be. On the Camp Tour, Gambino came out wearing an ankle boot because he wanted to perform. It sucks this show was cut short, but he’s earned every bit of time off.
It’s still two weeks before Paul McCartney arrives in town for the first of two concerts in Zilker Park as part of the Austin City Limits Music Festival, but the Barton Hills Choir is ready: They’ll be tackling the ambitious side two medley of the Beatles’ “Abbey Road” as part of their annual performances on the festival’s Austin Kiddie Limits stage.
The video above features a run through the suite of songs that many consider to be McCartney’s masterwork as an artist. The choir’s vocalists get support from teacher/ringleader Gavin Tabone plus band members Andy Harn, Don Cento and Jake Perlman.
The choir, featuring students from Barton Hills Elementary School, has been a hit at past fests, often tailoring its repertoire to well-known artists performing at the event. Tabone says focusing on McCartney this year was an easy call: “I’ve been playing and listening to that since I was a child, so it makes me very happy to share my love of that amazing work with my kids.”
They’ll also be working in something by David Byrne, who’s performing both weekends at the festival in addition to an Oct. 10 show at Bass Concert Hall. Set times for the two Barton Hills Choir performances at ACL Fest are 12:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, and 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13.
All three-day passes and single-day tickets for weekend one (Oct. 5-7) of Austin City Limits Festival are now sold out.
Friday and Sunday have been sold out for a while, but we’re guessing the slew of ecstaticreviews from Sunday headliner, Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” tour, which hit Madison Square Garden last weekend, pushed the needle on the final day of weekend one.
If you’re going to Austin City Limits Festival this year, it should be easier to get your grub on. The festival has expanded the food trailer offerings near the Barton Springs stage on the north side of the park to create a second food court. New trailers in that area include Burro Grilled Cheese, Tino’s Greek Cafe and Good Pop.
The festival has also updated their bag policy to ban bags with more than one pocket. Here’s the official description of acceptable bags:
Bags will be restricted to small purses, totes and drawstring bags only. Bag size may not exceed 14” x 11” x 5” (35cm x 28cm x 12cm), or 30 linear inches (75cm) in total, and must have no more than one singular pocket or opening. Backpacks and bags with multiple pockets are prohibited.
And here’s a diagram:
The festival has also improved their wine bar and added a viewing deck option at the American Express stage for fest-goers who opt for a VIP ticket.
ACL Fest takes place Oct. 5-7 and 12-14 at Zilker Park. Three-day passes, Friday passes and Saturday passes for weekend one are sold out. Three-day passes and single-day tickets to all days of weekend two are still available. More info.
As they have in past years, a handful of prominent artists playing Austin City Limits the festival will also make appearances on the fest’s namesake television show.
Pop star Khalid, Puerto Rican rap sensation Residente, dance pop standout Janelle Monae and British rockers Arctic Monkeys will all do ‘ACL’ tapings during ACL Fest. Here’s the schedule:
Oct. 3: Khalid
Oct. 7: Residente
Oct. 8: Janelle Monae
Oct. 13: Arctic Monkeys
Tickets to the tapings are free and will be distributed via a public lottery in advance of the shows. The signup generally goes out a week before each show. Follow “Austin City Limits” on Facebook or Twitter to get notice of postings.
Want to go to Austin City Limits Festival, but can’t stomach the $255 ticket price for a three-day pass?
The festival has added a link to the official festival ticket exchange off the ticket page on their website and on Thursday afternoon we spotted verified three-day passes for weekend two, Oct. 12-14, going for as low as $119. Weekend two of the festival is not sold out.
Weekend one, Oct. 5-7, is sold out. Consequently, those ticket prices are much higher on the official exchange. On Thursday afternoon, the cheapest three-day passes we saw for weekend one were $280. Friday and Saturday of weekend one are also sold out. The cheapest tickets we saw for Friday, Oct. 5, Sir Paul McCartney’s first headline night, were $145. Saturday, Oct. 6 was the first day of the festival to sell out this year and verified resale tickets for that day started at $124.
The student tickets sale offers another option for students hunting for a discounted rate for either weekend of the festival. The festival will release $230 three-day passes for both weekends of the festival on Sept. 14 at noon. Student tickets must be purchased with a valid .edu or .mil email address.
If music in the park isn’t your thing, but you still want to get in on that Austin City Limits Festival action, then warm up those clicking fingers. ACL Fest just announced almost 40 late night shows.
Highlights include a series of Stubb’s shows with Sylvan Esso, the National and St. Vincent. The Red River amphitheater will also host a big electronic music bash featuring Odesza, Jai Wolf and Evan Giia.
The folks who started a Facebook group to protest ’90s singer, Lisa Loeb’s low billing on the festival lineup (she’s playing a kids set on the Austin Kiddie Limits stage) will be happy to discover that they can “Give Lisa Loeb the Crowd She Deserves” when she plays the Scoot Inn on Oct. 8 with Dizzy. Fellow ’90s rockers the Breeders will also play the Scoot, as will Canadian dream pop act Alvvays and indie rockers X Ambassadors.
Emo’s also has a solid set of bookings that include Puerto Rican rapper Residente, British soul collective Jungle (with Rhye) and Manchester Orchestra. Meanwhile the Mohawk hosts Parquet Courts, Amen Dunes and Arizona. NYC-based rockers BigThief will also play the Mohawk with local powerhouse, Sweet Spirit.
Finally, the best ACL late shows are often the small ones. We predict the Oct. 5 Antone’s show with Japanese Breakfast and Molly Burch will be one of the first to sell out.
C3 Concerts E-list subscribers will have an opportunity to buy tickets on Wednesday, August 22 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. In order to be eligible to receive presale passcodes, you must confirm subscription to the C3 Concerts E-List at www.c3concerts.com/connect by Tuesday, August 21 at 11:59 p.m.