The National Adds North American Dates To 2020 Summer Tour
By Eliot Hill
February 19, 2020
Much to the delight of fans, The National will be hitting up select US and Canadian cities on its world tour.
On Tuesday (February 18), the band announced the tour's extension with a dozen new headlining dates amongst the band's festival appearances.
After spending spring abroad in Europe, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, the UK, and Ireland, The National will head stateside starting on July 15 in Shelburne, Vermont.
The National won't be traveling alone, Sharon Van Etten, Lucy Dacus, and Julia Jacklin will be joining the band at select tour dates. The public on-sale will start this Friday at 10 am local time. Plus, if you don't see a city near you listed, the band hinted on social media that more dates “may be announced.”
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We are pleased to announce some additional 2020 dates. 07.15 Shelburne, VT // The Green at Shelburne Museum 07.17 Ottawa, ON // Ottawa Bluesfest 07.20 Minneapolis, MN // Surly Brewing Festival Field 07.21 Winnipeg, MB // Burton Cummings Theatre 07.23 Edmonton, AB // Edmonton Convention Centre 07.25 Missoula, MT // KettleHouse Amphitheatre 07.26 Boise, ID // Outlaw Field at Idaho Botanical Garden 07.29 Vienna, VA // Wolf Trap Center for Performing Arts 07.30 New Haven, CT // Westville Music Bowl 07.31 Bethlehem, PA // Musikfest 08.01 Cooperstown, NY // Brewery Ommegang We're thrilled to have @lucydacus, @juliajacklin and @sharonvanhalen joining us at many of these newly announced shows. A public on-sale will begin on Friday, Feb 21st at 10am local (except Shelburne, which goes on sale at 11am local). Additional 2020 dates may be announced. Watch americanmary.com for details. 🍒 @ntlcherrytree members active as-of Monday, February 17 are eligible for a members-only presale to many of the newly announced new dates.
As for what fans can expect the band to play on tour, lead singer Matt Berninger opened up last year about starting to play older songs live again after sticking to songs off the new record.
“I used to want to stick to the songs from the new record on tour, but now I like throwing anything in on the setlist and trying to see what old songs sound like when we do them now," he explained. "When we do an old song, we’re almost always surprised by how much we like it. With any of your records, they kinda look like teenage photos capturing an adolescent period."
The National additional 2020 tour dates:
07-15 Shelburne, Vermont - The Green at Shelburne Museum *
07-17 Ottawa, Ontario - Ottawa Bluesfest
07-19 Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival
07-20 Minneapolis, MN - Surly Brewing Festival Field *
07-21 Winnipeg, Manitoba - Burton Cummings Theatre *
07-23 Edmonton, Alberta - Edmonton Convention Centre *
07-25 Missoula, MT - KettleHouse Amphitheatre ~*
07-26 Boise, ID - Outlaw Field at Idaho Botanical Garden *
07-29 Vienna, VA - Wolf Trap Center for Performing Arts +
07-30 New Haven, CT - Westville Music Bowl ^
07-31 Bethlehem, PA - Musikfest +
08-01 Cooperstown, NY - Brewery Ommegang +
^ with Sharon Van Etten
* with Lucy Dacus
+ with Julia Jacklin
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