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Animal Collective Cancel Tonight’s New York Concert Due To Illness

Dave "Avey Tare" Portner
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Animal Collective planned on performing at Williamsburg Park in Brooklyn, N.Y. tonight (Oct 5.) – however, they have been forced to cancel the show due to band member Dave “Avey Tare” Portner battling a bout of laryngitis.

The band, which performed on ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’ last night, has issued the following statement via Facebook regarding the cancellation:

“We really wish we didn’t have to be writing this right now, but after taking Dave to the doctor this morning it turns out that he has laryngitis and unfortunately we are unable to play the show tonight. We are already in the middle of trying to reschedule NY dates in the next couple of months to make up for this cancellation. Due to circumstances beyond both our and the promoter’s control, we are unable to honor the tickets for tonight’s show. Fans that have tickets will be able to get full refunds at the place of purchase, and we will let everyone know as soon as we have new dates scheduled. Again, our sincere apologies to fans anticipating this show. We are always psyched to play NYC and will make it up to you.”

Tonight’s show would have been a stop on their current tour to promote their latest album, ‘Centipede Hz,’ which hit stores in September. They plan to hit the road again next month in support of their new music.

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