Animal Collective cancels March tour dates, citing Avey Tare's "intense case of strep throat"

Animal Collective cancels March tour dates, citing Avey Tare's "intense case of strep throat"

Animal Collective has cancelled the remainder of its March North American tour, citing member Avey Tare’s “intense case of strep throat.” In a statement, Tare said that he “wasn’t diagnosed soon enough” to be “able to kick this in the right amount of time.” Thus, rather than stringing fans along show by show, the band just nixed all its dates for the next week.

The band will play its scheduled May dates in Europe, as well as summer dates in the states, and is working to reschedule the cancelled shows. A full list of what shows are and aren’t happening is below.

Animal Collective tour 2013
March 17—Orpheum Theatre—Madison, Wisconsin (cancelled)
March 18—First Avenue—Minneapolis, Minnesota (cancelled)
March 20—The Pageant—St. Louis, Missouri (cancelled)
March 21—Midland Theater—Kansas City, Missouri (cancelled)
March 22—Ogden Theatre—Denver, Colorado (cancelled)
March 23—Depot—Salt Lake City, Utah (cancelled)
March 24—Treefort Festival—Boise, Idaho (cancelled)
May 22—Paloma—Nimes, France
May 23—Primavera Sound—Barcelona, Spain
May 25—Field Day—London, England
May 27—Melkweg—Amsterdam, Holland
May 28—AB—Brussels, Belgium
May 29—Trianon—Paris, France
June 6-9—Governor’s Ball—Randall’s Island, New York
June 10-11—930 Club—Washington, DC
June 13-16—Bonnaroo—Manchester, Tennessee
July 2—The Circus—Helsinki, Finland
July 4—Roskilde Festival—Roskilde, Denmark
July 6—Open’er Festival—Gdynia, Poland
July 9—Danforth Music Hall—Toronto, Ontario
July 10—Ottawa Blues Fest—Ottawa, Ontario
July 12—Camp Bisco—Mariaville, New York
July 14—Forecastle Festival—Louisville, Kentucky
July 15—Royal Oak Music Hall—Royal Oak, Michigan
July 16—House Of Blues—Cleveland, Ohio
July 18—The Madison Theater—Covington, Kentucky
July 19—Marathon Music Works—Nashville, Tennessee