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The National Announce New Album 'I Am Easy To Find', Confirm World Tour And Release New Single

Tuesday, 05 March 2019 Written by Helen Payne

The National have confirmed their new album.

‘I Am Easy To Find’ will arrive on May 17 via 4AD, following 2017’s chart-topping ‘Sleep Well Beast’, and will be accompanied by a short film of the same name by Mike Mills.

The band explained via social media that “the former is not the video for the latter; the latter is not the soundtrack to the former,” but, Miller states, they are “playfully hostile siblings that love to steal from each other” in terms of theme, touching on what it means to be a human in 2019 using words, music and imagery. Starring Alicia Vikander, full details on the film will be announced soon. A short trailer is available here.

The first single from ‘I Am Easy To Find’, You Had Your Soul With You, has also been shared, and features an appearance from Gail Ann Dorsey, a long time member of David Bowie’s band. Elsewhere, the record utilises vocals from Sharon Van Etten, Kate Stables of This Is The Kit, Mina Tindle, Lisa Hannigan, and the Brooklyn Youth Choir, with whom guitarist Bryce Dessner had been working with in Paris for a chunk of 2018.

The National will also embark on a huge world tour to support the record, with new dates announced for Europe and the US throughout 2019. The news comes shortly after revealing special Evening With shows in London, Paris, New York, Toronto and Los Angeles during April, in addition to their already confirmed dates in the UK at Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl, London’s British Summer Time festival, and at Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Bandstand over the summer.

Listen to the new song and check out the album artwork, tracklist and tour dates below.

'I Am Easy To Find' tracklist:

  1. You Had Your Soul With You
  2. Quiet Light
  3. Roman Holiday
  4. Oblivions
  5. The Pull Of You
  6. Hey Rosey
  7. I Am Easy To Find
  8. Her Father In The Pool
  9. Where Is Her Head
  10. Not In Kansas
  11. So Far So Fast
  12. Dust Swirls In Strange Light
  13. Hairpin Turns
  14. Rylan
  15. Underwater
  16. Light Years

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The National Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Thu April 18 2019 - LONDON Royal Festival Hall
Tue April 16 2019 - PARIS Olympia (France)
Mon April 22 2019 - NEW YORK New York - Beacon Theatre (USA)
Wed April 24 2019 - TORONTO Ontario - Roy Thomson Hall (Canada)
Fri April 26 2019 - LOS ANGELES California - Orpheum Theatre Los Angeles (USA)

Tue June 11 2019 - PHILADELPHIA Pennsylvania - Mann Center (USA)
Wed June 12 2019 - BROOKLYN New York - Prospect Park Bandshell (USA)
Sat June 15 2019 - MANCHESTER TN Tennessee - Bonnaroo (USA)
Sun June 16 2019 - ATLANTA Georgia - Coca Cola Roxy (USA)
Mon June 17 2019 - ST AUGUSTINE Florida - St Augustine Amphitheatre (USA)
Wed June 19 2019 - WASHINGTON District of Columbia - Anthem (USA)
Thu June 20 2019 - PORTLAND Maine - Thompsons Point (USA)
Fri June 21 2019 - MONTREAL Quebec - Place Des Arts (Canada)
Sat June 22 2019 - HAMILTON Ontario - Pier 8 (Canada)
Mon June 24 2019 - COLUMBUS Ohio - Express Live (USA)
Tue June 25 2019 - ANN ARBOR Michigan - Hill Auditorium (USA)
Wed June 26 2019 - INDIANAPOLIS Indiana - Lawn At White River (USA)
Fri June 28 2019 - CHICAGO Illinois - Northerly Island (USA)

Wed July 10 2019 - MANCHESTER Castlefield Bowl
Sat July 13 2019 - LONDON Hyde Park
Mon July 15 2019 - FRANKFURT Jahrhunderthalle (Germany)
Tue July 16 2019 - HAMBURG Stadtpark (Germany)
Thu July 18 2019 - RATTVIK Dalhalla (Sweden)
Tue August 06 2019 - GLASGOW Kelvingrove Bandstand
Wed August 07 2019 - GLASGOW Kelvingrove Bandstand

Wed August 28 2019 - VANCOUVER British Columbia - Deer Lake Park (Canada)
Thu August 29 2019 - SEATTLE Marymoor Park  (USA)
Fri August 30 2019 - PORTLAND Edgefield (USA)
Sun September 01 2019 - STANDFORD Frost Amphitheatre (USA)
Mon September 02 2019 - LOS ANGELES Greek Theatre (USA)
Tue September 03 2019 PHOENIX Comercia Theatre (USA)
Thu September 05 2019 - OGDEN Ogden Amphitheatre (USA)
Sun September 08 2019 - SANTA FE Opera House (USA)
Tue September 10 2019 - AUSTIN 360 Amphitheatre (USA)
Wed September 11 2019 - HOUSTON White Oak Music Hall (USA)

Mon November 25 2019 - WARSAW Torwar Hall (Poland)
Tue November 26 2019 - BERLIN Columbiahalle (Germany)
Wed November 27 2019 - BERLIN Columbiahalle (Germany)
Fri November 29 2019 - COPENHAGEN Royal Arena (Denmark)
Sun December 01 2019 - BOCHUM RuhrCongress (Germany)
Mon December 02 2019 - COLOGNE Palaldium (Germany)
Tue December 03 2019 - ZURICH Samsung Hall (Switzerland)
Wed December 04 2019 - MUNICH Zenith (Germany)
Thu December 05 2019 - STUTTGART Porsche Arena (Germany)

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