The National Releasing A New Album, New Tour Dates

The National
The National

Good news, The National have announced a release date (well, a release window) for the follow up to their excellent 2010 LP, High Violet.

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.”

Tickets are already on sale for the band’s big show at the Barclays Center and tickets for the band’s new tour dates go on sale on Friday, March 1. Ticketing links and presale information can be found at

More The National tour dates after the jump.

The National 2013 Tour Dates
05/16 – State Theater Ithaca, NY (Presale: Feb 28, 2013 – Password: Brooklyn)
06/05 – Barclay’s Center Brooklyn, NY
06/06 – Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia, MD
06/07 – Mann Center for Performing Arts Philadelphia, PA (Presale: Feb 28 10AM Password: 2013)
06/08 – The National Richmond, VA
06/10 – Red Hat Amphitheatre Raleigh, NC
06/11 – Stage AE Pittsburgh, PA
06/13 – Lachine Canal Montreal, Canada
06/14 – Yonge Dundas Square Toronto, Canada
06/15 – LC Pavilion Columbus, OH
06/13-6/16 – Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival Manchester, TN
06/21 – Hurricane Festival Scheessel, Germany
06/22 – Southside Festival Neuhausen ob Eck, Germany
06/25 – Cirque Royal Brussels, Belgium
06/28 – Live At The Marquee Cork, Ireland
06/30 – Parco Della Musica Rome, Italy
07/01 – City Sound Festival Milan, Italy
07/02 – Salata Zagreb, Croatia
07/14 – Cincinnati, OH Bunbury Festival