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Animal Collective cancel shows after members test positive for COVID-19

Animal Collective have cancelled the remaining shows on their current US tour after Avey Tare and Deakin tested positive for COVID-19.The band are out on the road in support of their 11th studio album ‘Time Skiffs’, which came out back in February.As Pitchfork reports, Animal Collective recently scrapped three scheduled gigs on the West Coast due to an unnamed member of their touring party contracting COVID. Today (May 26), the group issued a statement to explain that the virus had “hit us and hit us hard”.“Both Dave [Portner, aka Avey Tare] and Josh [Dibb, aka Deakin] (each vaccinated and boosted) got very sick and are unable to play shows right now,” the message read.“Continuing to tour at this moment would be harmful to their health and could contribute to longer term difficulties.

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