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Animal Collective postpone July tour dates due to illness

    Animal Collective 2012

    Animal Collective have canceled all July tour dates, including appearances at this weekend’s Camp Bisco and Forecastle Festival, due to illness.

    The band said in a statement:

    “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.”

    As the band noted in their statement, this is the second time they’ve been forced to postpone tour dates in 2013. In March, they scrapped dates with Dan Deacon due to frontman Avey Tare’s severe case of strep throat.

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    Animal Collective 2013 Tour Dates:
    07/11 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre
    07/12 – Mariaville, NY @ Camp Bisco
    07/14 – Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival
    07/15 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Hall *
    07/16 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues *
    07/18 – Covington, KY @ Madison Theater *
    07/19 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
    09/06 – Portland, ME @ Musicfest NW
    09/07 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory *
    09/08 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Depot *
    09/09 – Denver, CO @ Ogden *
    09/11 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
    09/14 – Mexico City, MX @ Ceremonia Festival
    10/16 – Madison, WI @ Orpheum *
    10/17 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera *
    10/20 – San Francisco, CA @ Treasure Island Music Festival
    10/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
    10/22 – Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee *
    10/24 – Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theater *
    10/25 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
    10/26-27 – Asheville, NC @ Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit

    * = w/ Dan Deacon

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