THE NATIONAL Share New Song ‘Light Years’ & “An Evening With…” Details

The National

The National have shared another album track ‘Light Years’ off their forthcoming album I Am Easy To Find. You can watch the accompanying video below, featuring scenes from the short film ‘I Am Easy To Find,’ directed by Academy Award-nominated director Mike Mills (20th Century Women, Beginners), and starring Academy Award Winner Alicia Vikander.

I Am Easy To Find is the band’s eighth studio album and will be released on May 17th. With the recent album announcement, the band shared the opening track ‘You Had Your Soul With You’ featuring the vocals of longtime David Bowie collaborator Gail Ann Dorsey. A companion short film with the same name will also be released with music by The National and inspired by the album. More film details to be released at a later date.

Mills, along with the band, is credited as co-producer of the album, which was mostly recorded at Long Pond, Hudson Valley, NY with additional sessions in Paris, Berlin, Cincinnati, Austin, Dublin, Brooklyn and more far-flung locations. The album features vocal contributions from Sharon Van Etten, Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Lisa Hannigan, Mina Tindle and more. 

This April, the band are presenting “A Special Evening with The National,” five sold-out events happening in Paris, London, New York, Toronto and LA. The evening will include a screening of ‘I Am Easy To Find,’ Q&A with the band, Mike Mills and more. An intimate performance will follow with special guests Gail Ann Dorsey (Paris), Kate Stables of This Is The Kit, Mina Tindle, Yuki Numata Resnick, James McAlister, Brooklyn Youth Chorus (New York), and more to be announced. They will then head out on an expansive world tour beginning this June with Courtney Barnett and Alvvays opening select dates. See all tour dates below. For tickets and more information, visit www.americanmary.com.

Watch the video for ‘Light Years’ – BELOW:

The National Tour Dates
1 6 April – Paris, FR @ Olympia **SOLD OUT**
18 April – London, UK @ Royal Festival Hall **SOLD OUT**
22 April – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre **SOLD OUT**
24 April – Toronto, ON @ Roy Thomson Hall **SOLD OUT**
26 April – Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre **SOLD OUT**
11 June – Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center*
12 June – Brooklyn, NY @ Prospect Park*
15 June – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo
16 June – Atlanta, GA @ Coca-Cola Roxy*
17 June – St Augustine, FL @ St Augustine Amphitheatre*
19 June – Washington, DC @ The Anthem*
20 June – Portland, ME @ Thompson’s Point*
21 June – Montreal, QC @ Place des Arts
22 June – Hamilton, ON @ Pier 8**
24 June – Columbus, OH @ Express Live*
25 June – Ann Arbor, MI @ Hill Auditorium*
26 June – Indianapolis, IN @ Lawn at White River*
28 June – Chicago, IL @ Northerly Island**
10 July – Manchester, UK @ Castlefield Bowl
12 July – Madrid, ES @ Mad Cool Festival
13 July – London, UK @ Hyde Park
15 July – Frankfurt, DE @ Jahrhunderthalle
16 July – Hamburg, DE @ Stadtpark
18 July – Rättvik, SE @ Dalhalla
4 August – Waterford, IE @ All Together Now
6 August – Glasgow, UK @ Summer Nights at the Bandstand
7 August – Glasgow, UK @ Summer Nights at the Bandstand
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**
30 August – Portland, OR @ Edgefield**
1 September – Stanford, CA @ Frost Amphitheater**
2 September – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre**
3 September – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre**
5 September – Odgen, UT @ Ogden Ampitheater**
8 September – Santa Fe, NM @ Santa Fe Opera House**
10 September – Austin, TX @ 360 Amphitheatre**
11 September –  Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall**
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
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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