Animal Collective Postpone Shows Due To Illness

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Animal Collective announced last week that some of their upcoming North American tour dates would have to be postponed due to Avery Tare’s (David Portner) health. Today the band has had to unfortunately announce that they will be postponing seven of their upcoming performances because he is currently recovering from strep throat. As of right now there is no official word as to when the dates will be rescheduled.

Check below the jump for the official announcement from the band as well as a list of the current dates that are set to be rescheduled in the future. We wish Avery a fast recovery!

a note from avey tare:

To all of the AC fans out there. I feel its best you hear it right from the horses mouth. It kills me to have to postpone all these shows and it’s something I could never even have imagined happening. I’m positive that we were as excited as you all to visit all of your towns and have a good time together. But because of the strain on my voice that’s being caused by an intense case of strep throat, I am unable to play any of these shows. Unfortunately, I wasn’t diagnosed soon enough and haven’t been able to kick this in the right amount of time. We promise you all that we are doing everything we can to reschedule all these shows asap and we will be visiting your cities. We hope you can all understand and sympathize with the situation. It’s been really fun for all of us to be playing these days and the energy you all give us makes us want to take it further and further with you and give it right back. Hopefully, we can continue to do this together soon. Until then. Stay Well.

The following tour dates are postponed and will be rescheduled as soon as possible:

3/17/13 – Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theatre
3/18/13 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
3/20/13 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
3/21/13 – Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theater
3/22/13 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
3/23/13 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
3/24/13 – Boise, ID @ Treefort Festival

The following tour dates will continue as planned:

5/22: Nimes, France @ Paloma
5/23: Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Sound
5/25: London, UK @ Field Day
5/27: Amsterdam, Holland @ Melkweg
5/28: Brussels, Belgium @ AB
5/29: Paris, France @ Trianon
6/7-6/9: Randall’s Island, NY @ Governors Ball
6/10: Washington, DC @ 930 Club
6/11: Washington, DC @ 930 Club
6/13-16: Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo
7/2: Helsinki, Finland @ The Circus
7/4: Roskilde, Denmark @ Roskilde Festival (Arena Stage)
7/6: Gdynia, Poland @ Open’er Festival (Tent Stage)
7/9: Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
7/10: Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Blues Fest
7/12: Mariaville, NY @ Camp Bisco
7/14: Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival
7/15: Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Hall
7/16: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
7/18: Covington, KY @ The Madison Theater
7/19: Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works

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