This morning the National announced the first tour dates in support of their Boxer followup. The collection’s still untitled but has been scheduled for release in May via 4AD (exact date TBA). If you recall, when we were talking about anticipated 2010 albums, we asked the band about the new one and Matt Berninger told us:
We started out trying to make a fun pop record. I had the word HAPPINESS taped to my wall. We veered off that course immediately. We’ve narrowed it down to about 15 songs now and it’s going to be our best record (one song you can dance to) but it can’t be described as happy.
Well, want something that can be described as “happy”? One of the band’s shows involves Pavement. Check your calendar.
04/22-23 – Richmond, VA @ The National Theater
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 Theater
05/27 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
06/02 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
06/05 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
06/06 – Washington DC @ DAR Constitution Hall
06/08 – Toronto, Ont. @ Massey Hall
06/16 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
# w/ Pavement
Keep watch for more info about the new album at 4AD.
[ Photo by Zoran Orlic]