Animal Collective Postpone North American Tour Due to Illness

March 17, 2013

Avey TareCult rockers Animal Collective have been forced to postpone the remainder of their North American tour due to a severe case of strep throat that’s made singer Avey Tare unable to perform.

Founding member Avey Tare posted a note on Facebook today saying that “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.”

Tour dates during the week of March 17 – 24 including gigs in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Missouri, Colorado, Utah and Idaho have all been postponed. No word yet on when the dates will be rescheduled.

Avey Tare’s entire statement:

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.

Postponed Animal Collective Tour Dates:

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

Animal Collective 2013 Tour Dates:

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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