The National have just announced their first live shows of 2010, highlighted by shows in NYC at Radio City Music Hall, in London at Royal Albert Hall, and a performance with Pavement in Paris. Prior to the kick off of the tour the band will make a special appearance at the Big Ears festival in Knoxville, TN on March 26-28. The festival is being co-curated by The National guitarist Bryce Dessner, who is also curating the MusicNow festival in his hometown of Cincinnati, OH set for March 30- April 1.
On all the dates the band is expected to be performing songs from their as yet untitled new album, which will be released in May on 4AD.
Stay tuned for announcements of additional US dates, as well as a specific date of the news albums release.
The National U.S./Canada Tour:
APR 22-23 Richmond, VA @ The National Theater
MAY 6 London, England @ Royal Albert Hall
MAY 7 Paris, France @ Le Zenith (w/Pavement)
MAY 9 Berlin, Germany @ Astra
MAY 22 Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
MAY 23 San Diego, CA @ Spreckels Theater
MAY 27 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
JUN 02 Boston, MA @ House of Blues
JUN 5 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
JUN 6 Washington DC @ DAR Constitution Hall
JUN 8 Toronto, Ont. @ Massey Hall
JUN 16 New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
more on The National at Americanmary.com