Animal Collective coming to the Ritz Ybor in Tampa
When you release a trippy new song called Floridada, you'd better follow it up with a few tour dates in Florida.
Baltimore psych-pop outfit Animal Collective have done just that with their just-extended summer and fall tour, which will come to the Ritz Ybor in Tampa on Nov. 8. Ticket prices haven't been announced, but they go on sale Friday. Click here for details.
Animal Collective aren't quite the blog-rock kings they were the last time they came to town, at the State Theatre in 2009, but that absence might be making the heart grow fonder for Panda Bear, Avey Tare and Geologist. They're plotting a big year in 2016, following their latest album Painting With with a new fewstival in Big Sur, Calif.
If nothing else, this Ybor City show will resurrect memories of the time Animal Collective performed at New World Brewery. Songs from that show actually made it onto Animal Collective's 2009 live box set Animal Crack Box.
-- Jay Cridlin