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The National announce new album and tour; some dates with Dirty Projectors who are touring too

The National at Beacon Theater in 2011 (more by David Andrako)
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With the big Barclays Center show in June (with Youth Lagoon) already announced, we figured news of a new National album and full tour were on the way and now there’s info on both. While they haven’t released specifics (like a title), the new National album will drop sometime in May and the tour officially begins with a show at The State Theatre in Ithica, NY on May 16. Tickets to the just-announced shows will go on sale Friday, March 1. More info is here.

Some of those shows will be with Dirty Projectors who have just announced their own tour, that includes an NYC appearance at Governors Ball in June.

All National and Dirty Projectors tour dates are below.

The National – 2013 Tour Dates
5/16: State Theater Ithaca, NY
6/05: Barclay’s Center Brooklyn, NY
6/06: Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia, MD
6/07: Mann Center for Performing Arts Philadelphia, PA
6/08: The National Richmond, VA
6/10: Red Hat Amphitheatre Raleigh, NC
6/11: Stage AE Pittsburgh, PA
6/13: Lachine Canal Montreal, Canada
6/14: Yonge Dundas Square Toronto, Canada
6/15: LC Pavilion Columbus, OH
6/13-6/16: Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival Manchester, TN
6/21: Hurricane Festival Scheessel, Germany
6/22: Southside Festival Neuhausen ob Eck, Germany
6/25: Cirque Royal Brussels, Belgium
6/28: Live At The Marquee Cork, Ireland
6/30: Parco Della Musica Rome, Italy
7/01: City Sound Festival Milan, Italy
7/02: Salata Zagreb, Croatia
7/14: Cincinnati, OH Bunbury Festival

Dirty Projectors – 2013 Spring Tour Dates
4/19: Portsmouth, NH @ Portsmouth Singer-Songwriter Festival – The Music Hall
5/10: Napa, CA @ Bottle Rock Festival
5/17-5/19: Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Festival
5/24-5/27: George, WA @ Sasquatch Festival
6/6: Columbia MD: Merriweather Post Pavilion *
6/7: Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center for the Performing Arts *
6/8-6/9: New York, NY @ Governor’s Ball
6/10: Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheatre *
6/11: Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE *
6/12: Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
6/13: Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall (Early Show)
6/13: Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall (Late Show)
6/14-6/16: Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo
*with The National

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