THE NATIONAL release ‘Hairpin Turns’ + I Am Easy To Find film screening details

THE NATIONAL Announce New Album 'I Am Easy To Find' - Watch Trailer 1

The National recently announced their eighth studio album I Am Easy To Find due out May 17th, and its eponymously-titled companion short film written by Academy Award-nominated director Mike Mills (20th Century Women, Beginners), and starring Academy Award Winner Alicia Vikander. Today, the band released album track ‘Hairpin Turns,’ featuring Gail Ann Dorsey and Lisa Hannigan, alongside a Mills directed music video with vocal performances from Dorsey, Mina Tindle, Kate Stables and featuring dancer Sharon Eyal, co-founder, co-artistic director and choreographer of L-E-V Dance Group. Watch the video BELOW. Further headline shows in Philadelphia, Mexico City and Boston have also been added (see tour routing below).

“The video is a very simple portrait of the band (and the friends who helped make the song) and the song itself: You see all the instruments that make up the song in isolation, even hear them recorded live on set over the album version, kind of like showing you the tracks that make up the song,” shared Mike Mills. “And you see everyone who contributed alone, including Gail Ann Dorsey, Pauline Delasser (aka Mina Tindle) and Kate Stables – but your mind puts them together. The dancer Sharon Eyal is sort of a continuation of Alicia Vikander’s character from the film I Am Easy To Find. We thought of her as Alicia’s unconscious, or her shadow self – that has her own life in this space.”

Check out the video for ‘Hairpin Turns’ – BELOW:

To celebrate the release of the new record and short film, The National have announced a number of worldwide screening and listening events in the week commencing May 6th. These will give fans across the world their first chance to hear the new album and watch Mike Mills’ short film in cinema quality, before its official release on May 17th. Events will take place in Los Angeles, Brooklyn, Chicago, London, Liverpool, Glasgow, Leeds, Tokyo, Sydney, Melbourne, Madrid, Barcelona, Oslo, Copenhagen, Milan and Mexico City. See flyer for cities and dates below. Visit for all screening and tour dates.

The National Tour Dates:
15 May – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
11 June – Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center*
12 June – Brooklyn, NY @ Prospect Park* SOLD OUT
13 June – Brooklyn, NY @ Prospect Park*
15 June – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo
16 June – Atlanta, GA @ Coca-Cola Roxy* SOLD OUT
17 June – St Augustine, FL @ St Augustine Amphitheatre*
19 June – Washington, DC @ The Anthem* SOLD OUT
20 June – Portland, ME @ Thompson’s Point*
21 June – Montreal, QC @ Place des Arts SOLD OUT
22 June – Hamilton, ON @ Pier 8**
24 June – Columbus, OH @ Express Live*
25 June – Ann Arbor, MI @ Hill Auditorium*
26 June – Indianapolis, IN @ Farm Bureau Lawn*
28 June – Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion**
29 June – Minneapolis, MN @ Walker Art Center
30 June – Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
10 July – Manchester, UK @ Castlefield Bowl SOLD OUT
12 July – Madrid, ES @ Mad Cool Festival
13 July – London, UK @ Hyde Park
15 July – Frankfurt, DE @ Jahrhunderthalle
16 July – Hamburg, DE @ Stadtpark SOLD OUT
18 July – Rättvik, SE @ Dalhalla
4 August – Waterford, IE @ All Together Now SOLD OUT
6 August – Glasgow, UK @ Summer Nights at the Bandstand SOLD OUT
7 August – Glasgow, UK @ Summer Nights at the Bandstand SOLD OUT
9 August – Sicily, IT @ Ypsigrock
10 August – Budapest, HU @ Sziget Festival
11 August – Buftea, RO @ Summer Well
14 August – Paredes de Coura, PT @ Paredes de Coura
16 August – Hasselt, BE @ Pukkelpop
16-18 August – Biddinghuizen, NL @ Lowlands
18 August – Hasselt, BE @ Pukkelpop
28 August – Vancouver, BC @ Deer Lake Park**
29 August – Seattle, WA @ Marymoor Park** SOLD OUT
30 August – Portland, OR @ Edgefield** SOLD OUT
1 September – Stanford, CA @ Frost Amphitheater**
2 September – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre**
3 September – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre**
5 September – Ogden, UT @ Ogden Ampitheater**
6 September – Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom**
7 September – Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom**
8 September – Santa Fe, NM @ Santa Fe Opera House**
10 September – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheatre**
11 September – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall**
16 October – Mexico City, MX @ Pepsi Center
24 October – Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena

25 November – Warsaw, PL @ Torwar Hall
26 November – Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle
27 November – Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle
29 November – Copenhagen, DK @ Royal Arena
1 December – Bochum, DE @ RuhrCongress Bochum
2 December – Cologne, DE @ Palladium
3 December – Zurich, SW @ Samsung Hall
4 December – Munich, DE @ Zenith
5 December – Stuttgart, DE @ Porsche Arena

*w/ Courtney Barnett
**w/ Alvvays

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