The National Announce New Album, Tour Dates (RCMH) + Presale Info

The National at All Points West (07/31/09) (more)
The National
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Hey folks, it’s the end of the day, so I know this old news already, but it’s about one of Brooklyn’s biggest bands, so I gotta post it anyway. Tickets for The National‘s big (and I mean big) Jun 16, 2010 show at Radio City Music Hall go on fan club presale Tuesday (Jan 26) at 10AM (password: bloodbuzz), Amex early on sale starts Wed, Jan 27 at 10AM, and regular on sale begins Fri, Jan 29 at 11AM. The new, as of yet untitled, album by The National is due out in May 2010 on 4AD.

The National have confirmed their first shows of the new decade. Highlights include their biggest headlining shows to date in NYC and London at Radio City Music Hall and Royal Albert Hall respectively, a performance with Pavement in Paris, and additional US dates on both coasts with more to be announced soon.

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 below, The National will perform songs from their as yet untitled new album to be released in May on 4AD. [4AD]

The National 2010 Tour Dates:
04/22-23 Richmond, VA @ The National Theater
05/06/10 London, England @ Royal Albert Hall
05/07/10 Paris, France @ Le Zenith (w/Pavement)
05/09/10 Berlin, Germany @ Astra
05/22/10 Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
05/23/10 San Diego, CA @ Spreckels Theater
05/27/10 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
06/02/10 Boston, MA @ House of Blues
06/05/10 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
06/06/10 Washington DC @ DAR Constitution Hall
06/08/10 Toronto, Ont. @ Massey Hall
06/16/10 New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall