It might not be the extended tour that some of you were hoping to see this year, but the National have secured a handful of U.S. concerts this September. And to be fair to the band with one of last year’s top albums, they did play a lot of shows here in 2010. This upcoming jaunt comes after the guys head overseas to Europe for a ton of festival stops over the next two months. Then, it’s back to the U.S. for four East Coast shows with Wye Oak and Yo La Tengo before they head to Hollywood to perform with Neko Case and Sharon Van Etten.
View the tour dates and watch them perform their Portal 2 soundtrack contribution, “Exile Vilify,” below.
09.06 Columbia MD: Merriweather Post Pavilion *
09.07 Philadelphia, PA : Academy of Music *
09.08 Philadelphia, PA : Academy of Music *
09.09 Boston, MA : Bank of America Pavilion *
09.11 Hollywood, CA: Hollywood Bowl Presented by LA Philharmonic #
* with Yo La Tengo, Wye Oak
# with Neko Case, Sharon Van Etten