As promised, Animal Collective will play in Boise.
The experimental musicians were scheduled to headline this year’s Treefort Music Fest. But when the band's lead member came down with a bad case of strep throat, the group canceled its spring tour – including their visit to Boise.
But Treefort fans expecting to get a free pass to this Animal Collective show – after the canceled one in March – aren’t so lucky. Tickets to the September 7 concert cost $25.
Eric Gilbert is with local promotions and booking company Duck Club Presents, which helped secure the famous indie band’s upcoming show. Gilbert is also the festival director for Treefort.
“We were able to keep the ticket prices relatively affordable," Gilbert says. "As much as I would have loved to give out free tickets to everybody, that just wasn’t something that we could pull off.”
Gilbert says there has been confusion by Treefort attendees about having to buy tickets for the make-up show. But he says Treefort fans get first dibs. Members of their mailing list were given a code to purchase tickets two days in advance. The general public will have to wait until Friday to get their tickets. Gilbert says that’s a perk for festival-goers, because the show at the Knitting Factory could sell out.
Duck Club and Treefort also announced the make-up performance of British producer Gold Panda. He rescheduled his Boise performance after a snow storm in Germany kept him from traveling here in March.
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