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Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 04/18/2011

It’s finally happening: Animal Collective to play at Merriweather Post Pavilion

Animal Collective will finally play the one venue it is meant to play. (Adriano Feguendes)
Baltimore-bred indie rock superstars Animal Collective will finally perform at Merriweather Post Pavilion, the Columbia, Md., venue that provided the name for the band’s 2009 breakthrough album. The show will be on Saturday, July 9. Tickets go on sale Friday.

That album rocketed the group from underground favorites to legit superstars, as it topped countless year-end best-of lists, including the Village Voice and Pitchfork. The band performed at 9:30 Club in May 2009 but hasn’t played a local show since.

Animal Collective is well-known for performing not-yet-released material at its concerts; at a recent Coachella warm up show in San Francisco, almost the entire set consisted of new songs. But how can they not take the opportunity to play some (many?) songs from their most popular album at the venue that inspired it. They could even take the performing an album in its entirety gimmick to an entirely new level: performing an entire album at the venue the album was named after. That’s headspinning, even for Animal Collective.

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