Animal Collective announce handful of US shows

Band will play three US cities in January

Animal Collective have announced three US shows, set to take place early next year.

The band wil play New York, Chicago and Los Angeles in January, supporting the release of their ninth album.

‘Merriweather Post Pavilion’ was recorded earlier this year in Mississippi, and is the follow-up to 2007’s ‘Strawberry Jam’.

The album is released on January 20, when the band will perform at the Grand Ballroom in New York City.

The dates are:

New York Grand Ballroom (January 20)

Chicago Metro (22)

Los Angeles Fonda (24)

–By our New York staff.

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