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The National announce short U.S. tour with Dirty Projectors (+ releasing new album in May)

The summer concert schedule for Philadelphia just keeps getting better and better, and The Mann Center is playing a big part in that. Joining a venue lineup that already includes The Postal Service, Belle & Sebastian, She & Him, and fun. is The National, who have just announced a tour with Dirty Projectors. After opening the tour on June 5th at the Barclays Center with Youth Lagoon, they’ll play at Merriweather Post Pavilion with Dirty Projectors before heading back north a bit to play at The Mann on June 7th (also with DP). They will also stop in Manchester, TN for Bonnaroo before heading to Europe. Tickets will go on sale this Friday at 10 A.M.; more information can be found here. Full tour dates are below.

In addition to the tour announcement, The National have revealed that they will release a new album on 4AD this May. However, more details on the follow-up to 2010’s High Violet have yet to be announced.

Meanwhile, Dirty Projectors are allowing you to stream “There’s A Fire,” the b-side to their latest single, “Offspring Are Blank,” from their 2012’s Swing Lo Magellan. Hear it below.

The National 2013 Tour Dates
6/05 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center *
6/06 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion ^
6/07 – Philadelphia, PA – Mann Center for the Performing Arts ^
6/10 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheatre ^
6/11 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE ^
6/13-16 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo
6/21-23 – Scheessel, Germany – Hurricane Festival
6/21-23 – Neuhausen Ob Eck – Southside Festival
6/25 – Brussels, Belgium – Cirque Royal
6/28 – Cork, Ireland – Live at the Marquee
6/30 – Rome, Italy – Parco Della Musica
7/01 – Milan, Italy – City Sound Festival
7/02 – Zagreb, Croatia – Salata
7/14 – Cincinnati, OH – Bunbury Festival

* with Youth Lagoon
^ with Dirty Projectors

This post was updated on February 25th at 2:42 P.M.

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