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After releasing their eighth studio album I Am Easy To Find back in May, rockers The National are now ready to share it on the live stage with Australian fans – and they’ve chosen some perfectly lush venues to host the nights. Put
March and April December 2020 in your diaries, pronto.
*Update: The National have rescheduled their 2020 Australian tour dates, moving the March and April tour to December. Current tickets are valid for the new dates.
The album has been described as many things – and all of them are as evocative, magical, and big as the last. By now, nearly two decades since their self-titled debut album, we know exactly what to expect from a The National album. Not in a bored or a predictable way, but there is a sense of expectation that comes with a band so far into their career. In many ways, I Am Easy To Find is exactly that – but its true beauty can be found in the fact that it can, at once, feel deeply familiar and extremely foreign.
Across its sprawling hour-plus run time The National invite you inside the world of I Am Easy To Find. As always they harness their ability to be both restrained and anthemic in the same breath, but with every striking minute that ticks by The National reveal new, tiny surprises.
You’re probably well accustomed to everything I Am Easy To Find has to offer, which means you’re just as excited as we are that The National are bringing the record – along with the rest of their glorious 20-year back catalogue – to Australian stages in March and April 2020.
Last time The National were on our shows they were filling venues like the Sydney Opera House Forecourt, Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl and Brisbane’s Riverstage. This time the venue’s are dialled down in size, The National playing their most intimate Australian venues in a decade and presenting the raw intensity of their music in the most up-close-and-personal setting most Australian fans have ever experienced.
To make these shows that much more incredible, Los Angeles singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers will be along for the ride. Following the release of her gorgeous debut album Stranger in the Alps, Bridgers was shot to international acclaim. In the last 12 months, she’s taken her repertoire even further teaming up with Julien Baker and Lucy Dacus to release an EP as boygenius and joining forces with Conor Oberst for a full-length album under the guise Better Oblivion Community Centre. She returns to Australia following sell-out headline shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane earlier this year.
The National will tour Australia in December 2020. Tickets on sale via Ticketmaster.com.au.