Animal Collective have cancelled their entire North American tour after shows were pulled last week.
“To all of the AC fans out there, I feel its best you hear it right from the horses mouth,” frontman Avey Tare has said in a statement. “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.”
‘Band illness’ had been blamed for gigs in Toronto, Cleveland, Covington, Nashville and Royal Oak not taking place before the rest of the run was also cancelled.
“Unfortunately, I wasn’t diagnosed soon enough and haven’t been able to kick this in the right amount of time,” Avey Tare continues. “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.”