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The National Share New Single Light Years

Thursday, 04 April 2019 Written by Helen Payne

The National have released a new track.

Light Years is the latest cut from their upcoming fifth album, ‘I Am Easy To Find’, and follows on from March's lead single You Had Your Soul With You. The LP 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 new song, which the band have been playing at live shows for a year, relies heavily on a beautifully soft piano melody, contrasting with the deep, intense vocals of frontman Matt Berninger. Its accompanying video consists of clips from the film, and sees Oscar-winning actress Alicia Vikander float through her monochrome life in time to the music.

The National embark on a world tour this year, starting in London on April 18 and continuing through the UK, before heading to North America and Europe.

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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