Animal Collective come down with a case of déjà vu; all July tour dates postponed

Animal Collective come down with a case of déjà vu; all July tour dates postponed

You know those funky strains of influenza predictably referred to on the news as the next inevitable human-wiper-outers? Avian flu, swine flu, cockatoo flu, (separately) Paula Deen IBS, and the like? Well, hard-working epidemiologists don’t have a reason to spread the word amongst the general public, but I have it under secret authority that all of those illnesses got their animal-based names not from a biological adaptation, but because the members of arguably the most appreciated animal-friendly band out there right now, Animal Collective, are the only ones with that responsibility. The animal aspect is explicit. Recently, they’ve also shown a mildly disturbing habit of coming down with tour-disrupting maladies, so one can’t help but wonder if their side occupation of manufacturing diseases (and naming them) has finally gotten their better.

You need only go back to March of this year, when an Avey Tarian case of strep throat postponed a few dates, which (credit to the band) were rescheduled in exceedingly short order. Unfortunately, damn you coincidental occurrence of similar thing happening not too long after! A statement from AC themselves:

Hey AC fans,

Due to illness, we will unfortunately not be able to perform our upcoming July tour dates, including the Camp Bisco and Forecastle festivals. We deeply apologize and tried our best to make it work with an alternate set, but ultimately we didn’t feel like we were giving fans what they deserved from an Animal Collective show. We are working on rescheduling the non-festival dates as soon as possible. Again we send our sincerest apologies to fans anticipating these shows, especially considering the cancellations earlier this year.

Avey Tare, Deakin, Geoligist [sic], and Panda Bear

No sense in adding speculation to the “who” or “what” of the illness. I’m sure they’ll be back to their energetic, crowd-pleasing selves as quickly as possible.


07.11.13 - Portland, ME - State Theatre
07.12.13 - Mariaville, NY - Camp Bisco
07.14.13 - Louisville, KY - Forecastle Festival
07.15.13 - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Hall
07.16.13 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
07.18.13 - Covington, KY - The Madison Theater
07.19.13 - Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
09.06.13 - Portland, OR - MusicFest NW *
09.07.13 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory *
09.08.13 - Salt Lake City, UT - Depot *
09.09.13 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre *
09.11.13 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
09.14.13 - Mexico City, MX - Ceremonia Festival
10.16.13 - Madison, WI - Orpheum Theatre *
10.17.13 - Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre *
10.20.13 - San Francisco, CA - Treasure Island Festival
10.21.13 - Los Angeles,CA - Wiltern *
10.22.13 - Phoenix, AZ - Marquee *
10.24.13 - Kansas City, MO - Midland Theater *
10.25.13 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
10.25-27.13 - Asheville, NC - Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit

* Dan Deacon

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