THE NATIONAL Announce ‘Boxer (Live In Brussels)’ Record Store Day Release

THE NATIONAL announce new album, new track + world tour
Photo credit: Graham MacIndoe

GRAMMY-winning band, The National have announced a very special Record Store Day release – a live recording of their seminal album, Boxer. On November 9th, 2017, The National wrapped up their European tour by performing the album in its entirety, celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Boxer’s debut. Now, Boxer (Live In Brussels) will be released on April 21st on vinyl for Record Store Day – a day to celebrate the culture of the independently owned record store.

Released in 2007, Boxer received widespread critical acclaim and landed the band in the Billboard Top 200 for the first time in their career. The album went on to sell over 430,000 copies in the U.S. alone. The track “Fake Empire” was used widely by Barack Obama throughout his presidential campaign the following year.

On April 28th and 29th in their hometown of Cincinnati, OH, The National will host their inaugural, Homecoming festival. The line-up includes Father John Misty, Feist, The Breeders, Future Islands and more, and the band will perform an encore presentation of Boxer live.

THE NATIONAL Announce 'Boxer (Live In Brussels)' Record Store Day Release

The National is currently on tour with newly announced North American dates listed below.

2018 Tour Dates
March 16 – Santiago, Chile – Lollapalooza Chile
March 18 – Buenos Aires, Argentina – Lollapalooza Argentina
March 22 – Rio De Janeiro, Brazil – Circo Voador
March 24 – São Paulo, Brazil – Lollapalooza Brazil
March 25 – Bogotá, Colombia – Festival Estereo Picnic
April 28 – Cincinnati, OH – Homecoming – Smale Park
April 29 – Cincinnati, OH – Homecoming – Smale Park
April 30 – Charlottesville, VA – Sprint Pavilion
May 1 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater
May 3 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater
May 4 – Asheville, NC – Exploreasheville Arena
May 5 – St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre
May 6 – Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Festival
May 25 – Boston, MA – Boston Calling Music Festival
May 27 – George, WA – Sasquatch!
June 1 – Barcelona, Spain – Primavera Sound Festival
June 2 – London, UK – Victoria Park
June 6 – Gothenburg, Sweden – Garden
June 8 – Aarhus, Denmark – Northside Festival
June 9 – Hilvarenbeek, The Netherlands – Best Kept Secret Festival
June 10 – Helsinki, Finland – Sideways Festival
June 15 – Dublin, Ireland – Donnybrook Stadium
June 16 – Dublin, Ireland – Donnybrook Stadium
July 10 – Zagreb, Croatia – SRC S alata
July 11 – Linz, Austria – Ahoi! The Full Hit of Summer
July 13 – Lisbon, Portugal – Nos Alive
July 14 – Werchter, Belgium – TW Classic
August 4 – Toronto, ON – Fort York
Sept 7 – Milan, Italy – Milano Rocks
Sept 8 – Berlin, Germany – Lollapalooza Berlin
Sept 24 – Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre
Sept 25 – Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre

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