The National have confirmed that they are to release the follow up to the excellent "Boxer" this May on 4AD. Unfortunately not much more information is given! No tracklist, no actual dat of release and no album title yet! I'm sure the rest of the details will gradually reach our ears in the coming weeks.
The band have confirmed a number of tour dates in support of the upcoming release:
03-26-28 Knoxville, TN - Tennessee Theatre (Big Ears Festival)
04-22 Richmond, VA - The National
04-23 Richmond, VA - The National
05-06 London, England - Royal Albert Hall
05-07 Paris, France - Le Zenith
05-09 Berlin, Germany - Astra
05-22 Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
05-23 San Diego, CA - Spreckels Theatre
05-27 Oakland, CA - Fox Theatre
06-02 Boston, MA - House of Blues
06-05 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
06-06 Washington, DC - DAR Constitution Hall
06-08 Toronto, Ontario, Massey Hall
06-16 New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall
Rumour has it that the date in Paris is going to include a support slot for Pavement.
I'm quite excited about this! The National released two of my favourite albums of the last decade in "Boxer" and "Alligator". Disappointed at the lack of an Irish date though. I'd be first in-line for tickets...
Check out a few of my favourites from the National below:
'Mistaken For Strangers' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgRsYkKb1eI
'Slow Show' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KhGUE_KjIo&feature=related
'So Far Around The Bend' "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Hl0-vTv8FY
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