Animal Collective at Terminal 5, Dec 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
Avey Tare

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.

-Avey Tare

Animal Collective's March dates didn't hit NYC but the band will play here for the 2013 Governors Ball festival in June. The band's European tour, which starts in May, is still on. All dates -- postponed and not -- are listed below.

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Postponed Animal Collective Tour Dates
3/17: Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theatre
3/18: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
3/20: St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
3/21: Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theater
3/22: Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
3/23: Salt Lake City, UT @ Depot
3/24: 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