The National Announce May Street for New Album, June Tour Dates

The National have announced the May release of their as-yet-untitled new album via label 4AD. The new project is the band's first since their 2010 album High Violet. Three new songs -- "Lola", "Sullivan" and "Prime" were previewed at the band's live show in the U.K. last fall.

From the band: "We're very happy with the record and can't wait to share music with you.  Of course, with a new album comes a tour, as we'd like to play our new songs for you!  You'll find the tour dates below and we'll be adding more European & west coast US shows soon."

MAY 2013

16 MAY: STATE THEATRE ITHACA, NY / PRE-SALE FEB 28TH 10AM (Password: Brooklyn) / ON-SALE MARCH 1st - 10AM EST

JUNE 2013

05 JUNE: BARCLAYS CENTER, BROOKLYN NY / W/ YOUTH LAGOON
06 JUNE: MERRIWEATHER POST PAVILION, COLUMBIA MD / W/ DIRTY PROJECTORS / PRE-SALE FEB 28th 10AM (Password: americanmary) / ON-SALE MARCH 1st - 10AM EST
07 JUNE: MANN CENTER, PHILADELPHIA PA / W/ DIRTY PROJECTORS / PRE-SALE FEB 28th 10AM (Password: 2013) / ON-SALE FRI MAR 1st 10AM LOCAL TIME
08 JUNE: THE NATIONAL, RICHMOND VA / W/ DIRTY PROJECTORS / ON-SALE FRI MAR 1st 10AM LOCAL TIME
10 JUNE: RED HAT AMPHITHEATER, RALEIGH NC / W/ DIRTY PROJECTORS / ON-SALE FRI MAR 1st 10AM LOCAL TIME
11 JUNE: PA STAGE AE, PITTSBURGH, PA / W/ DIRTY PROJECTORS / ON-SALE FRI MAR 1st 10AM LOCAL TIME
13 JUNE: LACHINE CANAL, MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA / ON-SALE FRI MAR 1st 9AM LOCAL TIME
14 JUNE: YONGE DUNDAS SQUARE, WEST TORONTO, CANADA / ON-SALE FRI MAR 1st 10AM LOCAL TIME
15 JUNE: LC PAVILION, COLUMBUS, OH / ON-SALE FRI MAR 1st 10AM LOCAL TIME
13-16 JUNE: BONNAROO FESTIVAL MANCHESTER, TN USA
21-23 JUNE: HURRICANE FESTIVAL EICHENRING, SCHEESSEL, GERMANY
21-23 JUNE: SOUTHSIDE FESTIVAL NEUHAUSEN OB ECK, GERMANY
25 JUNE: CIRQUE ROYAL BRUSSELS, BELGIUM / SOLD OUT
28 JUNE: LIVE AT THE MARQUEE CORK, IRELAND
30 JUNE: PARCO DELLA MUSICA ROME, ITALY

JULY 2013

01 JULY: CITY SOUND FESTIVAL 2013, MILAN, ITALY
02 JULY: SALATA, ZAGREB, CROATIA
14 JULY: BUNBURY FESTIVAL 2013 CINCINNATI, OH