Ahead of its anticipated Coachella appearance, Brooklynites Animal Collective will play a series of California shows in April. The group, briefly turned a trio during the release of 2009′s Merriweather Post Pavilion, is now a quartet again, as itinerant member Deakin is once again teamed up with Geologist, Avey Tare and Panda Bear (who is set to release a solo album in April).



The group is also curating the All Tomorrow Parties festival in the United Kingdom in May, and has scheduled a few European dates around that time as well.



Coachella, the desert fest which takes place April 15-17 in Indio, California, will in addition to Animal Collective, will feature headliners such as Kanye West, Arcade Fire and the Strokes.



Tour Dates For Animal Collective:
04/11 – Arcata. CA – Kate Buchanan Room
04/12 – Redway. CA – Mateel Community Center
04/13 – San Francisco. CA – Great American Music Hall
04/14 – Big Sur. CA – Henry Miller Memorial Library
04/16 – Indio. CA – Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival