The National Announce New Album + Summer Tour

THE NATIONAL ANNOUNCE SUMMER TOUR

NEW STUDIO ALBUM SET FOR MAY RELEASE

[Brooklyn, NY, February 25, 2013] — Following the announcement of their return to New York on June 5th at Barclay’s Center, The National are pleased to announce their North American and European summer tour. The tour begins on May 16th and covers the eastern United States and Canada before heading to Europe.. Highlights include Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Tennessee in June and Cincinnati’s Bunbury music festival on July 14.

Tickets for the National’s tour go on sale on Friday, March 1st. Ticketing links can be found here:  http://www.americanmary.com/tour.php.  More tour dates are planned for 2013.

A brand new studio album from The National is slated for a May release on 4AD. This forthcoming release is follow up to the critically acclaimed High Violet (2010), which brought the band global critical and commercial success.  People Magazine described the album as “stellar, moody atmospherics.” and Rolling Stone called it “a seductive collection of subtly surging anti-anthems, with evocative lyrics about the terrors and unexpected joys of adult life.”

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