The National Playing BAM w/ YouTube Simulcast, Tickets On Sale Tomorrow

The National at BAM (05/15/10)
The National at BAM
Watch the promo video here

With the lineup for their five nights of curating at the High Violet Annex still yet to be announced (where I assume they will probably play at some point), The National have just announced another one-off gig at BAM on May 15. Tickets for the special benefit show go on presale tomorrow (May 6) at 10AM and the show will be simulcast live on YouTube and possibly on but that is not 100% confirmed.

We wanted to let you know that tickets will be on-sale tomorrow AM (10AM EST) for a new show at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) on May 15.

This is a brand new show – just added – it will be a benefit show for the Red Hot Organization ( – all ticket proceeds will benefit this important charity. Additionally, we are excited to announce that D.A. Pennebaker (director of DON’T LOOK BACK, MONTEREY POP, and THE WAR ROOM, among other amazing films) and Chris Hegedus ( will be directing a LIVE-to-the-internet, simulcast of the show, which will be broadcast as it happens on YouTube.

Advance tickets for this show are available through an exclusive pre-sale at the link below. The pre-sale starts tomorrow, MAY 6th, at 10:00 AM EST:

The PASSWORD is VIOLET (all caps)

If you don’t get tickets through the pre-sale, the general public on-sale begins May 7th at 10AM from BAM’s website:

HIGH VIOLET, our new record, will be out next week (May 10/11) worldwide on 4AD. You can check it out now, streaming thru May 11 at

The event is also being co-presented by Zync (Zync is the Platinum I hear), a new card from American Express. You can friend them on Facebook to unlock special promotional content.

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