The National @ Barclays Center in 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
The National

If you haven't seen the National documentary 'Mistaken For Strangers' yet, July 7 is your chance when it screens for $5.00 at City Winery in NYC (try not to drink all the wine... because then you won't remember the movie!). One night earlier City Winery is screening a documentary about one of The National's favorite bands, the Grateful Dead. That one is free (don't take the brown acid).

The National movie recently opened across Europe where The National will be touring next week. All dates are listed below, even the ones they cancelled in Russka and Ukraine. In April they announced:

Due to the ongoing political crisis in the region, we are sad to report that we have decided to cancel our shows in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kiev this summer. Ticket refunds are available at the point of purchase. We remain hopeful of coming to play for you in the future and we sincerely hope this current instability resolves in a positive, democratic and peaceful way. Take care of yourselves and we hope to see you soon.

They'll see the U.S. again in August whtn they play a series of festival dates including Made in America in Philly, Boston Calling in Boston, and Riot Fest in Chicago and Toronto. Their most recent NYC shows were in Prospect Park for three nights in a row. We also caught them this year at Sasquatch, in Austin, and in Chicago.


The National -- 2014 Tour Dates
10 July 2014 Usher Hall w/ Mina Tindle Edinburgh, United Kingdom SOLD OUT /
12 July 2014 British Summer Time Hyde Park w/ Neil Young London, United Kingdom
14 July 2014 Live At The Marquee w/ Special Guest Phosphorescent Cork, Ireland
16 July 2014 Galway Arts Festival w/ Special Guest Phosphorescent Galway, Ireland
18 July 2014 Iveagh Gardens w/ Special Guest Phosphorescent Dublin, Ireland
19 July 2014 Iveagh Gardens w/ Special Guest Owen Pallett Dublin, Ireland
20 July 2014 Colours Of Ostrava Ostrava, Czech Republic
22 July 2014 Piazza Castello w/ San Fermin Ferrara, Italy
23 July 2014 Auditorium Parco Della Musica Rome, Italy
25 July 2014 Siren Vasto, Italy
26 July 2014 Piazza Napolene w/ Cat Power Lucca, Italy
27 July 2014 Paleo Festival Nyon, Switzerland SOLD OUT
28 July 2014 Les Nuits de Fourvières 2014 Lyon, France
29 July 2014 Anfiteatro Del Vittoriale Brescia, Italy
31 July 2014 A2 - CANCELED St. Petersburg, Russia CANCELED
01 August 2014 Arena Moscow - CANCELED Moscow, Russia CANCELED
02 August 2014 St. Mihovil Fortress Sibenik, Croatia
03 August 2014 Stereo Plaza - CANCELED Kiev, Ukraine CANCELED
03 August 2014 SuperUho Festival Sibenik, Croatia
06 August 2014 Oya Festival Oslo, Norway
07 August 2014 Way Out West August 7-9 Gothenburg, Sweden
09 August 2014 Flow Festival Helsinki, Finland
10 August 2014 Summer Well Buftea, Romania
12 August 2014 Open Air Arena
w/ Sharon Van Etten Vienna, Austria
13 August 2014 Maag Halle Zurich, Switzerland
15 August 2014 Pukkelpop Hasselt, Belgium
16 August 2014 Lowlands Biddinghuizen, Netherlands
24 August 2014 First City Festival Monterey, CA, USA
30 August 2014 Made In America August 30-31 Philadelphia, PA, USA
05 September 2014 Boston Calling Music Festival Boston, MA, USA
06 September 2014 Riot Fest & Expo September 6-7 Toronto, ON, Canada
12 September 2014 Riot Fest & Carnival September 12-14 Chicago, IL, USA
12 September 2014 Ottawa Folk Festival Ottawa, Canada
21 September 2014 Riot Fest & Sideshow Denver, CO,

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