Animal Collective: 2009 Tour Dates, Live In Concert from All Songs Considered

Happy Cinco De Mayo, dudes! I’m just hanging out in my living room, writing some blog posts and jamming to an Animal Collective live show on my stereo system. Just as this exact version “Brother Sport” started, I get an email from NPR Music announcing that their next live webcast on Monday, May 11th will feature none other than Animal Collective themselves. This isn’t the first time that they’ve brought their entire live set to NPR’s webcast (and subsequent podcast). The first set back in 2007 featured a lot of the songs off Merriweather Post Pavilion in their early forms, and it’s a solid show front to back that I still listen to from time to time. I’ve seriously been obsessed with this band for the past two years or so.

When the enigmatic rock group Animal Collective released Merriweather Post Pavilion in January, it immediately became an early frontrunner for 2009’s best record. Months later, it remains the year’s most wildly imaginative release, with a strangely infectious stew of tribal rhythms, pulsing synths and shimmering vocals. Animal Collective stops by Washington, D.C., for a full concert on Monday, May 11 — a show webcast in its entirety at NPR Music. The performance from the 9:30 Club will begin streaming live online at approximately 10 p.m. ET.

I’ll get a chance to see them when they come to Oakland’s Fox Theater at the end of May. Read on for all of their current dates booked.


Animal Collective Tour Dates

May 10 2009 – The Ottobar w/ Grouper SOLD OUT Baltimore, Maryland
May 11 2009 – 9:30 Club w/ Grouper SOLD OUT Washington, Washington DC
May 12 2009 – Electric Factory w/ Grouper SOLD OUT Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
May 13 2009 – Terminal 5 w/ Grouper SOLD OUT New York, New York
May 14 2009 – House of Blues w/ Grouper SOLD OUT Boston, Massachusetts
May 15 2009 – Metropolis w/ Grouper Montreal, Quebec
May 16 2009 – Sound Academy w/ Grouper SOLD OUT Toronto, Ontario
May 18 2009 – Royal Oak Music Hall w/ Grouper SOLD OUT Royal Oak, Michigan
May 19 2009 – The Riverside Theatre w/ Grouper Milwaukee, Wisconsin
May 20 2009 – First Avenue w/ Grouper SOLD OUT Minneapolis, Minnesota
May 23 2009 – Sasquatch Festival Quincy, Washington
May 24 2009 – Commodore Ballroom w/ Grouper SOLD OUT Vancouver
May 25 2009 – Roseland Theatre w/ Grouper SOLD OUT Portland, Oregon
May 26 2009 – Fox Theatre w/ Grouper SOLD OUT Oakland, California
May 27 2009 – Henry Miller Memorial Library w/ Grouper SOLD OUT Big Sur, California
May 29 2009 – Wiltern w/ Grouper SOLD OUT Los Angeles, California
May 30 2009 – House of Blues Las Vegas, Nevada
May 31 2009 – Rialto Theatre w/ Black Dice Tucson, Arizona
Jun 1 2009 – Sunshine Theatre w/ Black Dice Albuquerque, New Mexico
Jun 2 2009 – Boulder Theatre w/ Black Dice SOLD OUT Boulder, Colorado
Jun 4 2009 – House of Blues w/ Black Dice Dallas, Texas
Jun 5 2009 – Stubbs w/ Black Dice SOLD OUT Austin, Texas
Jun 6 2009 – The Library w/ Black Dice Oxford, Mississippi
Jun 8 2009 – State Theatre w/ Black Dice St. Petersburg, Florida
Jun 9 2009 – Culture Room w/ Black Dice SOLD OUT Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Jun 10 2009 – Firestone w/ Black Dice Orlando, Florida
Jun 12 2009 – Bonnaroo Festival Manchester, Tennessee
Jun 20 2009 – Sonar Barcelona
Jun 27 2009 – Glastonbury Festival Glastonbury
Jul 17 2009 – Dour Festival Dour
Jul 18 2009 – Melt Festival Grafenhainichen
Jul 21 2009 – Bands Apart Festival Ferrara
Jul 22 2009 – Teatro Romano di Ostia Antica Rome
Jul 26 2009 – Fuji Rock Festival Nigata
Aug 8 2009 – Lollapalooza Chicago, Illinois
Aug 14 2009 – Prospect Park Bandshell Brooklyn, New York
Aug 15 2009 – Prospect Park Bandshell New York, New York
Aug 20 2009 – Brixton Academy London
Aug 21 2009 – Green Man Festival Hay-on-Wye
Sep 12 2009 – All Tomorrow’s Parties Monticello, New York

  • Aaron

    Justin,

    How is their live show? I'm looking to check out the Wiltern show but it's sold out… Figures. Might look into grabbing one outside the venue if I hear good things… Do they give a long full set?

  • shuppa woo woo

    Hearing MPP would be sweet, the entire record. I would also like to hear Grass and Fireworks.

    Seeing them on the 16th!

  • http://www.justinward.org justinpward

    Their live show is extraordinary and I've never seen them live myself. But the audience recordings and YouTube clips are enough… :)

    http://www.livemusicblog.com/2009/05/08/animal-