When Animal Collective were first announced to perform at this year’s Coachella and Primavera Sound music festivals, it came as a bit of a surprise. After all, the acclaimed outfit was anything but active in 2010 and the early part of 2011, with its members either establishing or reigniting their respective solo projects. But it now appears Animal Collective are ready to follow up 2009′s Merriweather Post Pavilion, and to go along with the new material, they’ve announced even more tour dates.
Following a previously announced European leg of dates, which includes an appearance at the aforementioned Primavera Sound, the band will return stateside in July. Six shows have been been announced thus far, with Orlando, FL getting first dibs on July 7th. A stop in Alpharetta, GA follows on July 8th, and then AnCo will finally play the venue that inspired the title of their 2009 LP (Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD) on July 9th. After that, it’s shows in Brooklyn, NY and Millvale, PA before the band heads to Chicago for a headlining appearance at this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival.
Below, you can find all the band’s confirmed tour dates, as well as video of them playing a new song and “Summertime Clothes” during a recent gig in San Francisco.
Tickets go on sale beginning Friday, April 22nd via Ticketmaster.
Animal Collective 2011 Tour Dates:
05/13-15 – Minhead, UK @ ATP Curated by Animal Collective
05/16 – Eastbourne, UK @ Winter Gardens
05/17 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
05/18 – Brussels, BE @ Cirque Royal
05/19 – Cologne, DE @ Electron
05/20 – Berlin, DE @ Astra
05/21 – Warsaw, PL @ Klub Stodola
05/22 – Krakow, PL @ Studio
05/23 – Vienna, AT @ Arena
05/24 – Zagreb, HR @ Pogon Jedinstvo
05/25 – Milan, IT @ Alcatraz
05/26-28 – Dudingen, CH @ Bad Bonn Festival Kilbi
05/26-28 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
05/27-06-01 – Paris, FR @ Festival Villette Sonique
07/07 – Orlando, FL @ The Beacham Theatre
07/08 – Alpharetta, GA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park
07/09 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
07/12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Prospect Park Bandshell (Celebrate Brooklyn)
07/13 – Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
07/15 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival