One week before the release of I Am Easy To Find, The National have announced a December UK tour, Getintothis’ Simon Kirk relishes what’s in store.
The National have announced a string of UK tour dates for December – which will be their final shows in the country for 2019.
After selling out shows in Manchester and Glasgow for July and August, respectively, The National return for a string of dates in December which include Brighton, Leeds, Cardiff and Nottingham.
Tickets for these shows go on sale Friday May 17, the same day as the release of the band’s new album, I Am Easy To Find.
The video for Hairpin Turns, is below and is taken from I Am Easy To Find.
There will be a limited 4AD pre-sale at 10am Wednesday May 15. For access, you can pre-order I Am Easy To Find or sign up before 10am on Tuesday May 14, via the 4AD Store.
Prior to this, The National devotees can see the Mike Mills produced I Am Easy to Find at Liverpool’s Everyman Cinema on Sunday, May 12, screening at 8pm.
We have a pair of tickets up for grabs – simply head to the post on the Getintothis Facebook page for details.
I Am Easy To Find is a 24 minute film starring Alicia Vikander, and, a 68-minute album playback of I Am Easy To Find by The National.
The former is not the video for the latter; the latter is not the soundtrack to the former. The two projects are, as Mills calls them, “Playfully hostile siblings that love to steal from each other.”
Getintothis reviewed The National‘s I Am Easy To Find in our latest Album’s Club.
Prior to this review, Getintothis’ Rick Leach also shared a personal reflection of how he fell in love with the band. Suffice to say, this is essential reading for all The National aficionados.
The National tour dates:
- Saturday, December 7: Brighton Centre, Brighton
- Sunday, December 8: First Direct Arena, Leeds
- Monday, December 9: Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
- Tuesday, December 10: Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham