@ZackTeibloom Kanye West. Arcade Fire. Stevie Wonder. Either SPIN printed it wrong, or these are your 2011 ACL Headliners. Get excited. Each of these three pack a world-class performance. All are in the mid-high 9 range when they bring their A-game. The only relative wildcard is Kanye, and he’s been on point lately. We know Arcade Fire are headlining for a fact, as they were the first name on the scratch off tickets, Kanye has been heavily rumored and is no stranger to Austin and there have been rumblings of Stevie. In my book, this tops Lollapalooza for best headliners of the summer. I texted Andy to tell him and he just wrote back, “Sick.” We’ll drop a podcrash on you Tuesday when it’s official, with the rest of the names, but for now, I’ll be going to bed dreaming of these three. Oh, and My Morning Jacket, Chromeo, Cee-Lo, Fleet Foxes, Fitz and The Tantrums and everyone else already confirmed. C3- you know how to get a damn good line-up together. Even if we’re not besties anymore. See you in the dust bowl AKA ACL.
Here’s some of our favorite reviews of Kanye, Stevie and Arcade Fire:
- Kanye West and the best hip hop show of my life
- Arcade Fire takes the Crown of Love from Austin
- Stevie Wonder at Taste of Chicago