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Animal Collective announce tour with Ratking (dates and BV presale for Irving Plaza show); Wiki solo LP out now


photo: Animal Collective at Terminal 5 in 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
Animal Collective

Animal Collective will release their new album Painting With on February 19 via Domino, and they’ll support it on an international tour that kicks off in Philly on release day and ends in NJ in May. The tour has two U.S. runs, one with Ratking and one with Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith.

The run with Ratking hits NYC for a BV-presented show on February 23 at Irving Plaza. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (12/11) at 10 AM, but first there’s a BrooklynVegan presale starting Wednesday (12/9) at 10 AM. Check back here Wednesday morning for the password.


The run with Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith hits NJ on May 14 at Starland Ballroom. Tickets go on sale Friday for that show too. All dates are listed below.

In related news, Ratking member Wiki released a solo album today called Lil Me, via Letter Racer. Check out the video for “Livin’ With My Moms” (ft. Nasty Nigel, prod. Black Noi$e) and stream the whole thing below.

Wiki also plays a New Year’s Eve show at Aviv with Show Me The Body, Jaguar Pyramids, Gloss Gang, Spewing Cum and Lee Bannon. Tickets are on sale.

Animal Collective — 2016 Tour Dates
Fri Feb 19 || Philadelphia, PA || Union Transfer*
Sat Feb 20 || Portsmouth, NH || 3S Artspace*
Mon Feb 22 || Boston, MA || Royale Boston*
Tues Feb 23 || New York, NY || Irving Plaza*
Fri Feb 26 || Columbus, OH || Newport Music Hall*
Sat Feb 27 || Chicago, IL || Concord Music Hall*
Sun Feb 28 || Minneapolis, MN || First Avenue*
Tues Mar 1 || Denver, CO || Ogden Theatre*
Wed Mar 2 || Salt Lake City, UT || The Depot*
Fri Mar 4 || Seattle, WA || Neptune*
Sat Mar 5 || Portland, OR || Roseland Theater*
Mon Mar 7 || Oakland, CA || Fox Theater*
Tues Mar 8 || Los Angeles, CA || The Fonda Theatre*
Fri Mar 11-Sun Mar 13 || Phoenix, AZ || McDowell Mountain Music Festival
Fri Apr 1 || Brussels, Belgium || Botanique – Orangerie^
Sat Apr 2 || The Hague, Holland || Rewire Festival @ Paard van Troje
Mon Apr 4 || Hamburg, Germany || Uebel & Gefahrlich^
Tues Apr 5 | Berlin, Germany || Postbahnhof^
Thurs Apr 7 || Milan, Italy || C2C Festival @ Magazzini Generali^
Fri Apr 8 || Stans, Switzerland || Stanser Musiktage Festival @ Kollegi
Sat Apr 9 || Paris, France || La Cigale^
Mon Apr 11 || London, UK || 02 Shepherd’s Bush Empire^
Wed Apr 13 || Manchester, UK || Manchester Academy^
Thurs Apr 28 || Fayetteville, AR || George’s Majestic Lounge+
Fri Apr 29-Sun May 1 || Austin, TX || Levitation
Sun May 1 || Tulsa, OK || Cains Ballroom+
Tues May 3 || St. Louis, MO || The Pageant+
Wed May 4 || Royal Oak, MI || Royal Oak Music Theatre+
Fri May 6 || Nashville, TN || Marathon Music Works+
Sat May 7 || Atlanta, GA || Buckhead Theatre+
Sun May 8 || Asheville, NC || Orange Peel+
Tues May 10 || Washington, DC || 9:30 Club+
Fri May 13 || Wilmington, DE || World Café Live at the Queen+
Sat May 14 || Sayreville, NJ || Starland Ballroom+

* with Ratking
^ with GFOTY
+ with Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

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