Polarizing art-rock group Animal Collective will hit the road this spring in support of 2012’s Centipede Hz. While the quartet’s in Australia for most of January, taking advantage of the Southern Hemisphere’s summer weather and playing some festivals, it will be back in the States in March and touring with electro-orchestral runabout and fellow Baltimorean Dan Deacon. The North American tour kicks off March 7 in Boston, and ticket pre-sale begins this Wednesday, January 16. A full list of dates is below.

Jan. 17—Enmore Theatre—Newtown, Australia
Jan. 18—Big Day Out—Sydney, Australia#
Jan. 20—Big Day Out—Gold Coast, Australia
Jan. 23—Palace Theatre—Melbourne, Australia#
Jan. 25—Big Day Out—Adelaide, Australia
Jan. 26—Big Day Out—Melbourne, Australia
Jan. 28—Big Day Out—Perth, Australia
March 7—House Of Blues—Boston, Massachusetts*
March 8—Metropolis—Montreal, Quebec*
March 9—Danforth Music Hall—Toronto, Ontario*
March 11—House Of Blues—Cleveland, Ohio*
March 12—The Madison Theater—Covington, Kentucky*
March 13—Marathon Music Works—Nashville, Tennessee*
March 15—Royal Oak Music Hall—Royal Oak, Michigan*
March 16—Riviera Theatre—Chicago, Illinois*
March 17—Orpheum Theatre—Madison, Wisconsin*
March 18—First Avenue—Minneapolis, Minnesota*
March 20—The Pageant—St. Louis, Missouri*
March 21—Midland Theater—Kansas City, Missouri*
March 22—Ogden Theatre—Denver, Colorado*
March 23—Depot—Salt Lake City, Utah*
March 24—Treefort Music Fest—Boise, Idaho*
July 2—The Circus—Helsinki, Finland
July 4—Roskilde Festival—Roskilde, Denmark


# with Africa Hitech
* with Dan Deacon