French band Phoenix added to ACL Fest first-weekend lineup

French band Phoenix at La Zona Rosa in 2009. The band has been added to this year’s first weekend of ACL Fest on Sunday, Oct. 7. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

French synth-pop band Phoenix has been added to the Sunday lineup for the first weekend of the Austin City Limits Music Festival, the fest announced Thursday afternoon via social media.

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.

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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.

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