The National is finally heading back out on the road, embarking on a tour that’ll take them through North America and Europe in support of the release of their ninth studio album First Two Pages of Frankenstein. The National will also be bringing with them a stellar handful of bands — which will include a one-night-only appearance of Patti Smith at Madison Square Garden.
The artist presale begins on Jan. 25. There will also be a promoter and venue presale for tickets that begins on Jan. 26. General public sales will begin the following day on Jan. 27. Get all the presale details and the presale code below!
The National will be performing at major music festivals and venues across the U.S. when their tour kicks off in May. From the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, Bottlerock Festival (Napa Valley), The Fillmore (Detroit), two opening nights at the Auditorium Theatre (Chicago), and more! See the full list of tour dates below!
First Two Pages of Frankenstein the new album from The National arrives in just a few months on Apr. 28. And tucked within the 11-track collection is a smorgasbord of features: fellow dismal singer/songwriter Phoebe Bridgers appears on two songs, with indie-darling Sufjan Stevens and Taylor Swift getting one-apiece. The album’s lead single “Tropic Morning News” is a drivingly sonorous track that burns fast and bright — the kind of triumphant, downward spiral that only Matt Barringer could so beautifully give voice to. And with brothers Bryce and Aaron Dessner (both incredible musicians with burgeoning careers as composers and producers) in tow how could the album be anything but spectacular?
Who’s Playing With The National?
The National is bringing four bands on the road with them for their 2023 tour. Indie rock project Soccer Mommy and New Zealand jangle-rockers The Beths both have numerous dates opening up for them. Also along for the ride is Bartees Strange, the singer/songwriter and producer with shape-shifting genre anthemics who just released his sophomore album Farm to Table last year. And last but certainly not least some of you might look into making a pilgrimage to the East Coast for one date at Madison Square Garden where the indomitable Patti Smith will take the stage with her band.
What Is The National Presale Code?
The National’s artist presale begins on Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 10 AM local time. Fans can gain access to the artist presale by signing up to join Cherry Tree (The National’s fan community) on the band’s website.
Fans will be able to take advantage of a promoter presale that begins Thursday, Jan. 26 at 10 AM local time. Select your preferred tour date, and then use the following presale code to gain access: SOUND.
Venue presale for the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles begins Thursday, Jan. 26 at 10 AM local time. Select your seats, and use the following presale code for that date: GREEK2023.
Tickets for the general public go on-sale Friday, Jan. 27 at 10 AM local time.
Where Are The National Touring?
05-20 Chicago, IL – Auditorium Theatre *
05-21 Chicago, IL – Auditorium Theatre *
05-24 Washington, D.C. – The Anthem *
05-26 Boston, MA – Boston Calling Music Festival
05-28 Napa, CA – Bottlerock Festival
05-30 Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre *
06-02 Troutdale, OR – McMenamins Edgefield *
06-03 Troutdale, OR – McMenamins Edgefield *
06-04 Redmond, WA – Marymoor Park *
06-05 Burnaby, British Columbia – Festival Lawn at Deer Lake Park *
08-01 Philadelphia, PA – The Met Philadelphia ~
08-03 New Haven, CT – Westville Music Bowl ~
08-07 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit ~
08-08 Madison, WI – The Sylvee ~
08-09 Minneapolis, MN – The Armory ~
08-11 Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom ~
08-15 Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater ~
08-16 Atlanta, GA – Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park ~
08-18 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden +
09-21 Dublin, Ireland – 3 Arena *
09-23 Leeds, England – First Direct Arena *
09-24 Glasgow, Scotland – OVO Hydro Arena *
09-26 London, England – Alexandra Palace *
09-29 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome ^
09-30 Berlin, Germany – Max-Schmeling-Halle ^
10-01 Munich, Germany – Zenith ^
10-04 Madrid, Spain – WiZink Center ^
10-05 Porto, Portugal – Super Bock Arena ^
10-06 Lisbon, Portugal – Campo Pequeno ^
* Soccer Mommy
~ The Beths
+ Patti Smith and Her band
^ Bartees Strange
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