Posted in music | tour dates on June 1, 2010

The National @ BAM in May (more by Getty Images for AmEx)
The National

"We're used to being a band whispered quietly about in back alleys, so to be near the top of the Billboard chart made us realize we were in a different place now," guitarist Aaron Dessner said from his hotel room in San Diego. [Boston Herald]
The National will be playing a show at NJ's Wellmont Theatre on Friday, September 24th. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 4th at noon.

Add that to the band's current tour dates, which already have two NYC summer stops (Radio City on June 16th and Prospect Park). The National are on tour now (this week they play Boston and Philly for two nights each before making their way to Bonnaroo) - in May the band spent a lot of time promoting their new album, High Violet, around NYC, culminating in a BAM Opera House show, which is still streaming online. A "directors' cut" version of their performance of "Bloodbuzz Ohio" from that, which also goes behind the scenes of the official video, is posted below...

The National - Bloodbuzz Ohio (Live Directors Cut)

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Comments (14)

who whispers about bands in back alleys?

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2010 11:21 AM

your mom does. to me. every night.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2010 11:28 AM

boring

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2010 11:43 AM

ballbagvibrating singing style

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2010 12:19 PM

booooooooooooooooooooooooring

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2010 1:00 PM

Now that the big new release push is dying down, we can all go back to not giving a shit about this band.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2010 1:19 PM

ahh, the inevitable "my band is getting famous." backlach has begun.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2010 1:50 PM

Here is a band that makes good albums, but good albums do not necessarily make for good shows

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2010 2:21 PM

It's good to see that Justin Bieber fans are now posting on Brooklyn Vegan!

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2010 2:33 PM

beebe is too experimental for this crowd

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2010 3:09 PM

bloodbuzz is song of the year

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2010 3:55 PM

Media Saturation point reached.
Real folks got real shit to care about.
Not this band's publicity machine.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2010 4:53 PM

love this band but got SO annoyed by the album publicity push (and don't think this website wasn't a part of it).

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2010 8:40 PM

fuck The National They are soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo boring. Rock for the wine and cheese crowd

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2010 4:57 PM

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