Having just performed a special one off headline set at Splendour In The Grass last month, The National will return to Australia in the summer of 2014 in what will be their first headline shows in Australia since their sold out 2010 tour. The Cincinnati 5 piece will perform at Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl, The Thebarton in Adelaide, Brisbane’s Riverstage, the Sydney Opera House Forecourt – the first contemporary music performance to be announced at the venue after 2.5 years of renovations – and the Belvoir Amphitheatre as part of Perth Festival.
Sydney general public tickets on sale Friday 30th August.
Adelaide, Brisbane and Melbourne general public tickets on sale Tuesday 3rd September.
Perth general public tickets on sale Tuesday 12th November.
The band of brothers – The National features two sets of siblings; Aaron Dessner (guitar/keys) and his twin Bryce (guitar), plus Scott Devendorf (bass) and his brother Bryan (drums), abetted by the glorious baritone of vocalist Matt Berninger – first captivated Australian audiences in the early weeks of 2008, and have since become one of Australia’s most sought after touring acts; they wowed audiences at the 2010 instalment of the Falls Festival (plus some sold out sideshows), as well as appearing as one of the main draw cards on the inaugural line-up of the Harvest Festival, where they went on to dominate proceedings amidst a slew of high profile bands from both here and abroad.
Sometime last year, The National locked themselves away for one of their typically intense creative sessions and emerged with their sixth album, Trouble Will Find Me, and the meteoric rise of this incredible band continued unabated. Now, The National are returning in their favoured southern summer of 2014 and playing bigger venues than ever before, as more and more people have fallen in love with their intense and sophisticated brand of indie rock. Their socially-conscious message will reverberate around arenas and be soaked up by masses of adoring followers when they return to our shores in February, so get in quickly and don’t miss out when one of Australia’s favourite acts returns for a glorious celebration of all things lush and emotional. All hail The National!