The National at Beacon Theatre in 2011 (more by David Andrako)
The National

As mentioned, The National are releasing a new album, Trouble Will Find Me, and going on an extensive tour in support of it this year which includes their big hometown show on June 5 at the Barclays Center with Youth Lagoon. Tickets for that show are still available and we're also giving away a pair. Details on how to enter to win are below.

Before that tour begins, The National will do some other hometown events, including performing their song "Sorrow" repeatedly for six hours straight at MoMA PS1 on Sunday (5/5), and a live from the Artists Den taping on Tuesday (5/7). That same day, National member Bryce Dessner will have works he commissioned performed by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus at Roulette in Brooklyn. Members of the National will also be performing at Ecstatic Summer 2013 which takes place at Brookfield Place Plaza on June 29-30.

Meanwhile, Youth Lagoon will also be on his own tour with Majical Cloudz which hits the NYC-area for sold out shows on Monday (5/6) at Maxwell's and Thursday (5/9) at The Bell House (BV presents). After those shows, Majical Cloudz play their own show at Glasslands (5/21) with Gobby (tickets).

Updated National dates are listed, along with contest details and streams of two songs from their new LP, below...

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The National - "Demons"

The National - "Don't Swallow the Cap"

The National -- 2013 Tour Dates
05 MAY: "A LOT OF SORROW" IN COLLABORATION w/ RAGNAR KJARTANSSON @ MoMA PS1, QUEENS, NY
16 MAY: STATE THEATRE, ITHACA, NY / W/ PEOPLE GET READY
26 MAY: BOSTON CALLING FESTIVAL, BOSTON, MA
04 JUNE: LUPO'S HEARTBREAK HOTEL, PROVIDENCE RI / W/ PEOPLE GET READY /TICKETS
05 JUNE: BARCLAYS CENTER, BROOKLYN NY / W/ YOUTH LAGOON
06 JUNE: MERRIWEATHER POST PAVILION, COLUMBIA MD / W/ DIRTY PROJECTORS
07 JUNE: MANN CENTER, PHILADELPHIA PA / W/ DIRTY PROJECTORS
08 JUNE: THE NATIONAL, RICHMOND VA / W/ PEOPLE GET READY
10 JUNE: RED HAT AMPHITHEATER, RALEIGH NC / W/ DIRTY PROJECTORS
11 JUNE: PA STAGE AE, PITTSBURGH, PA / W/ DIRTY PROJECTORS
13 JUNE: LACHINE CANAL, MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA / W/ THE BARR BROTHERS: FRENCH / ENGLISH
14 JUNE: YONGE-DUNDAS SQUARE, TORONTO, CANADA / FREE SHOW - NXNE.COM
15 JUNE: LC PAVILION, COLUMBUS, OH / W/ LOCAL NATIVES
16 JUNE: BONNAROO FESTIVAL MANCHESTER, TN USA
21-23 JUNE: HURRICANE FESTIVAL EICHENRING, SCHEESSEL, GERMANY
21-23 JUNE: SOUTHSIDE FESTIVAL NEUHAUSEN OB ECK, GERMANY
23 JUNE: VODAFONE ISTANBUL CALLING ISTANBUL, TURKEY
25 JUNE: CIRQUE ROYAL BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
28 JUNE: LIVE AT THE MARQUEE CORK, IRELAND
30 JUNE: PARCO DELLA MUSICA ROME, ITALY
01 JULY: CITY SOUND FESTIVAL 2013, MILAN, ITALY / W/ JOHNNY MARR
02 JULY: SALATA, ZAGREB, CROATIA
04 JULY: ROCK WERCHTER 2013, WERCHTER, BELGIUM
29 JUNE - 7 JULY: ROSKILDE FESTIVAL 2013, ROSKILDE, DENMARK
14 JULY: BUNBURY FESTIVAL 2013, CINCINNATI, OH
27 JULY: SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS BYRON BAY, AUSTRALIA
03 AUGUST: LOLLAPALOOZA, CHICAGO, IL
06 AUGUST: ROY WILKINS AUDITORIUM, ST. PAUL, MN / W/ DAUGHTER
09-11 AUGUST: OUTSIDE LANDS FESTIVAL, SAN FRANCISCO, CA
10 AUGUST: GREEK THEATRE, LOS ANGELES, CA
07-08 SEPTEMBER: LOUFEST, ST. LOUIS, MO go on sale Friday, May 3rd at 10am CT
17 SEPTEMBER: RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATER, MORRISON, CO / W/ LOCAL NATIVES + FRIGHTENED RABBIT
31 OCTOBER: ICE HALL, HELSINKI, FINLAND
02 NOVEMBER: FORUM, COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
04 NOVEMBER: MAX SCHMELING HALLE, BERLIN, GERMANY
05 NOVEMBER: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC HALLE, DUSSELDORF, GERMANY
06 NOVEMBER: ROCKHAL, LUXEMBOURG
07 NOVEMBER: HEINEKEN MUSIC HALL, AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
09 NOVEMBER: ODYSSEY ARENA, BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND
10 NOVEMBER: O2 ARENA, DUBLIN, IRELAND
11 NOVEMBER: O2 APOLLO, MANCHESTER, UK
12 NOVEMBER: O2 APOLLO, MANCHESTER, UK
13 NOVEMBER: ALEXANDRA PALACE, LONDON, UK
14 NOVEMBER: ALEXANDRA PALACE, LONDON, UK
18 NOVEMBER: ZENITH, PARIS, FRANCE
20 NOVEMBER: PALACIO VISTALEGRE, MADRID, SPAIN
21 NOVEMBER: PAVILHAO ATLANTICO, LISBON, PORTUGAL

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For a chance at winning tickets to see The National at Barclays Center: either tweet something that includes both @BrooklynVegan AND "THE NATIONAL" in the tweet, or send an email to BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM with the subject line "THE NATIONAL". Include your first and last name in the email. We'll pick a winner at random and contact them with more details. If you enter by email, it will not be shared with anyone else. Good luck!