July 18, 2007

The National: New Tour Dates!

Brooklyn's The National, the band whose great new record, Boxer, is now being challenged by Spoon's Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga, as one of the best albums of the year, have just returned home after making the rounds of Europe's Festival circuit. The five piece will now rest up for a heavy schedule which will take them into early December. Check out the September and early October dates for North American shows... and the additional EU dates, as well.

from Boxer
fake empire [mp3]

from their November 17 2003 Black Session
lit up (original appears on Alligator 2005) [mp3]

If you haven't got Boxer yet, go here... or your nearest record store of choice and buy the disc. Boxer was released on May 22nd and has garnered acclaim from many in-the-know.

The National can be found at eMusic, as well. Alligator and Boxer are there along with the earlier records. A free trial offer at eMusic gets you 25 mp3 downloads with no strings attached.

Here some previous Sixeyes posts on The National:
Interview with Matt Berninger 2007
The National Live at Spinner.com
"Mistaken For Strangers" Video
Interview with Matt Berninger 2005
The National Boxer Lyrics

05 AUG: PORTUGAL, Nr.Zambujeira do mar / SUDOESTE FESTIVAL
17 AUG: USA, New York, NY / SOUTH STREET SEAPORT w/ Takka Takka + The Forms

04 SEPT: Philadelphia, PA - Theater of Living Arts
05 SEPT: Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
06 SEPT: Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
07 SEPT: Carrboro, NC - Cats Cradle
08 SEPT: Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
10 SEPT: Orlando, FL - The Club @ Firestone
11 SEPT: Tallahassee, FL - Club Downunder
12 SEPT: Birmingham, AL - The Bottletree
14 SEPT: Dallas, TX - Grenada Theater
16 SEPT: Austin, TX - Zilker Park (Austin City Limits Festival)
18 SEPT: Denver, CO - Ogden Theater
19 SEPT: Omaha, NE - The Slowdown
20 SEPT: Minneapolis, MN - The Fine Line
21 SEPT: Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater
22 SEPT: Chicago, IL - The Vic // Tickets >> ON-SALE SOON!
23 SEPT: Cincinnati, OH - Madison Theater
27 SEPT: San Diego, CA - Casbah // SOLD OUT
28 SEPT: Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
29 SEPT: San Francisco, CA - The Grand Ballroom

01 OCT: Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
02 OCT: Seattle, WA - Showbox
03 OCT: Vancouver, British Columbia - Commodore Ballroom
06 OCT: Boston, MA - Roxy
07 OCT: Montreal, Quebec - Le National
08 OCT: Toronto, Ontario - Phoenix Concert Hall

31 OCT: Belfast, Ireland - Spring + Airbrake
01 NOV: Dublin, Ireland - Olympia Theatre
02 NOV: Glasgow, Scotland - ABC
03 NOV: Sheffield, England - Leadmill
04 NOV: Manchester, England - Academy 2
06 NOV: Birmingham, England - Irish Centre
07 NOV: London, England - Shepherds Bush Empire
09 NOV: Bristol, England - Anson Rooms
10 NOV: Portsmouth, England - Pyramids
12 NOV: Brussels, Belgium - AB
13 NOV: Reims, France - La Cartonnerie
14 NOV: Paris, France - Elysee Montmartre
15 NOV: Rennes, France - Ubu Club
16 NOV: Angouleme, France - La Nef
17 NOV: Barcelona, Spain - La del Apolo
19 NOV: Clermont- Ferrand, France - Le Cooperative De Mai
20 NOV: Lausanne, Switzerland - Le Romandie
21 NOV: Milan, Italy - Transilvania
22 NOV: Zurich, Switzerland - Abart
23 NOV: Zagreb, Croatia - KSET
24 NOV: Vienna, Austria - Szene Wien
26 NOV: Stuttgart, Germany - Schocken 12
27 NOV: Cologne, Germany - Prime Club
28 NOV: Amsterdam, Holland - Melkweg
30 NOV: Copenhagen, Denmark - Amager Bio

01 DEC: Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser
02 DEC: Oslo, Norway - John Dee
03 DEC: Malmo, Sweden - KB
05 DEC: Hamburg, Germany - Knust
06 DEC: Berlin, Germany - Postbahnhof


  1. I saw them this past Spring in Philly and they were flippin' fantastic. Such a great live show!

  2. Caught these guys front row at the High Noon Saloon in Madison, Wisconsin and it was an amazing show. Very emotional and a great performance - a def must see.

  3. seriously.

    what would it take for them to tour southeast asia?


  4. Hi Sarah,
    I passed your suggestion along to Matt and he thought it was a good idea. And I quote:

    "I'm not sure if there are any current plans to hit the islands this time around but it sounds like a good idea. We are however going to be playing on a beach in Portugal in a couple weeks and it looks like we might be hitting Istanbul and Moscow later in the year."

    Sarah, I suggest you get in touch via their website... you might be surprised at how easy your wish could come true.

  5. alan,

    i had to go out of my room and compose myself after reading this. wow. thank you for passing along my whine. i hereby pledge to ask them nicely through their website.

    *grinning stupidly*

    thank you!