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The National share “Light Years,” reveal guests & more for “Special Evening” shows

The National

UPDATE: Pictures, videos, and recap from “Sepcial Evening with The National” in NYC HERE.

The National have shared a second song from their anticipated new album I Am Easy To Find (due 5/17 via 4AD), “Light Years.” It’s another very promising taste of the album, and its video features scenes from the album’s accompanying short film, which was directed by Mike Mills and stars Alicia Vikander. Watch/listen below.

The new album features guest vocals from Sharon Van Etten, Lisa Hannigan, Mina Tindle, Kate Stables (This Is The Kit), longtime Bowie collaborator Gail Ann Dorsey, and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, and today the band revealed that most of those guests (except Sharon and Lisa) and others (Yuki Numata Resnick, James McAlister) will appear at their upcoming, intimate “Special Evening with The National” shows in Paris, London, NYC, Toronto, and LA, varying by date. The evening will also include a screening of the film, and a Q&A with the band. The NYC show happens April 22 at Beacon Theatre and is sold out.

As mentioned, the band also has a lengthy tour of larger venues, including a run with Courtney Barnett that includes BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival shows at Prospect Park on June 12 (sold out) and June 13 (tickets). All dates are listed below.

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The National — 2019 Tour Dates
4/16 – Paris, FR @ Olympia SOLD OUT
4/18 – London, UK @ Royal Festival Hall SOLD OUT
4/22 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre SOLD OUT
4/24 – Toronto, ON @ Roy Thomson Hall SOLD OUT
4/26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre SOLD OUT
6/11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center*
6/12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Prospect Park Bandshell*
6/13 – Brooklyn, NY @ Prospect Park Bandshell*
6/15 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo
6/16 – Atlanta, GA @ Coca-Cola Roxy*
6/17 – St Augustine, FL @ St Augustine Amphitheatre*
6/19 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem*
6/20 – Portland, ME @ Thompson’s Point*
6/21 – Montreal, QC @ Place des Arts
6/22 – Hamilton, ON @ Pier 8**
6/24 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live*
6/25 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Hill Auditorium*
6/26 – Indianapolis, IN @ Lawn at White River*
6/28 – Chicago, IL @ Northerly Island**
7/10 – Manchester, UK @ Castlefield Bowl
7/12 – Madrid, ES @ Mad Cool Festival
7/13 – London, UK @ Hyde Park
7/15 – Frankfurt, DE @ Jahrhunderthalle
7/16 – Hamburg, DE @ Stadtpark
7/18 – Rättvik, SE @ Dalhalla
8/4 – Waterford, IE @ All Together Now
8/6 – Glasgow, UK @ Summer Nights at the Bandstand
8/7 – Glasgow, UK @ Summer Nights at the Bandstand
8/9 – Sicily, IT @ Ypsigrock
8/10 – Budapest, HU @ Sziget Festival
8/11 – Buftea, RO @ Summer Well
8/14 – Paredes de Coura, PT @ Paredes de Coura
8/16 – Hasselt, BE @ Pukkelpop
8/16 — 8/18 – Biddinghuizen, NL @ Lowlands
8/18 – Hasselt, BE @ Pukkelpop
8/28 – Vancouver, BC @ Deer Lake Park**
8/29 – Seattle, WA @ Marymoor Park**
8/30 – Portland, OR @ Edgefield**
9/1 – Stanford, CA @ Frost Amphitheater**
9/2 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre**
9/3 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre**
9/5 – Ogden, UT @ Ogden Amphitheater**
9/6 – Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom**
9/7 – Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom**
9/8 – Santa Fe, NM @ Santa Fe Opera House**
9/10 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheatre**
9/11 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall**
11/25 – Warsaw, PL @ Torwar Hall
11/26 – Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle
11/27 – Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle
11/29 – Copenhagen, DK @ Royal Arena
12/1 – Bochum, DE @ Ruhrcongress
12/2 – Cologne, DE @ Palladium
12/3 – Zurich, SW @ Samsung Hall
12/4 – Munich, DE @ Zenith
12/5 – Stuttgart, DE @ Porsche Arena

*w/ Courtney Barnett
**w/ Alvvays

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