photo: The National at Barclays Center in 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
The National at Barclays

The National have scheduled a few shows for 2016, including Aukland City Limits in New Zealand, as well as dates in Australia and Europe. The only North American show on their docket is a benefit happening June 11 at Joe's Field at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA. Proceeds benefit both the MASS MoCA museum and Hawthorne Valley Association. Tickets for that benefit show go on sale Friday (12/18) at 11 AM with an fan presale beginning Thursday (12/17) at 11 AM. (Use code Fan611.)

For those with deeper, more charitable pockets, there's also a cocktail party before the show featuring "Hawthorne Valley Farm fare and other local foods, farm-to-tap beer, Berkshire Mountain Distillers spirits, and a behind-the-scenes tour of MASS MoCA" and you get "premium, reserved standing-room adjacent to the concert soundboard."

Also in 2016: The National's long-awaited, star-studded Greatful Dead tribute album. All dates are listed below.

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The National - 2016 Tour Dates
March 19, 2016: Auckland City Limits, Auckland, NZ
March 25, 2016: Byron Bay Bluesfest, Byron Bay, Australia
June 11, 2016: North Adams, MA, Joe's Field at MASS MoCA
June 23, 2016: Tinderbox, Odense, Denmark
June 24-25, 2016: Down the Rabbit Hole, Beuningen, Netherlands
July 14, 2016: Super Bock Super Rock, Lisbon, Portugal