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The National Announce New Album + Short Film Directed By Mike Mills And Starring Alicia Vikander

 Today The National announced I Am Easy To Find due out May 17th on 4AD along with opening track “You Had Your Soul With You” featuring the vocals of longtime David Bowie collaborator Gail Ann Dorsey. I Am Easy To Find is the band’s eighth studio album and the follow-up to 2017’s GRAMMY®-award winning releaseSleep Well Beast. A companion short film with the same name will also be released with music by The National and inspired by the album. The film was directed by Academy Award-nominated director Mike Mills (20th Century Women, Beginners), and starring Academy Award Winner Alicia Vikander. More film details to be released at a later date. Mills, along with the band, is credited as co-producer of the album, which was mostly recorded at Long Pond, Hudson Valley, NY with additional sessions in Paris, Berlin, Cincinnati, Austin, Dublin, Brooklyn and more far flung locations. The album features vocal contributions from Sharon Van Etten, Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Lisa Hannigan, Mina Tindle and more. Tracklisting and tour dates below. Pre-order the album I Am Easy To FindHERE and watch film trailer HERE.

Having already announced “A Very Special Evening with The National,” five events happening this April in Paris, London, New York, Toronto and LA, the band has also announced a world tour beginning this June with Courtney Barnett and Alvvays opening select dates. See all tour dates below. Tickets on sale Friday, March 8th at 10AM local time. For tickets and more information, visit www.americanmary.com.

I Am Easy To Find Tracklisting

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

The National on Tour:

4/16 – Paris, FR @ Olympia SOLD OUT

4/18 – London, UK @ Royal Festival Hall SOLD OUT

4/22 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre SOLD OUT

4/24 – Toronto, ON @ Roy Thomson Hall SOLD OUT

4/26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre SOLD OUT

6/11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center*

6/12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Prospect Park Bandshell*

6/15 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo

6/16 – Atlanta, GA @ Coca-Cola Roxy*

6/17 – St Augustine, FL @ St Augustine Amphitheatre*

6/19 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem*

6/20 – Portland, ME @ Thompson’s Point*

6/21 – Montreal, QC @ Place des Arts

6/22 – Hamilton, ON @ Pier 8**

6/24 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live*

6/25 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Hill Auditorium*

6/26 – Indianapolis, IN @ Lawn at White River*

6/28 – Chicago, IL @ Northerly Island**

7/10 – Manchester, UK @ Castlefield Bowl

7/12 – Madrid, ES @ Mad Cool Festival

7/13 – London, UK @ Hyde Park

7/15 – Frankfurt, DE @ Jahrhunderthalle

7/16 – Hamburg, DE @ Stadtpark

7/18 – Rättvik, SE @ Dalhalla

8/4 – Waterford, IE @ All Together Now

8/6 – Glasgow, UK @ Summer Nights at the Bandstand

8/7 – Glasgow, UK @ Summer Nights at the Bandstand

8/9 – Sicily, IT @ Ypsigrock

8/10 – Budapest, HU @ Sziget Festival

8/11 – Buftea, RO @ Summer Well

8/14 – Paredes de Coura, PT @ Paredes de Coura

8/16 – Hasselt, BE @ Pukkelpop

8/16 — 8/18 – Biddinghuizen, NL @ Lowlands

8/18 – Hasselt, BE @ Pukkelpop

8/28 – Vancouver, BC @ Deer Lake Park**

8/29 – Seattle, WA @ Marymoor Park**

8/30 – Portland, OR @ Edgefield**

9/1 – Stanford, CA @ Frost Amphitheater**

9/2 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre**

9/3 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre**

9/5 – Odgen, UT @ Ogden Amphitheater**

9/8 – Santa Fe, NM @ Santa Fe Opera House**

9/10 – Austin, TX @ 360 Amphitheatre**

9/11 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall**

11/25 – Warsaw, PL @ Torwar Hall

11/26 – Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle

11/27 – Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle

11/29 – Copenhagen, DK @ Royal Arena

12/1 – Bochum, DE @ Ruhrcongress

12/2 – Cologne, DE @ Palladium

12/3 – Zurich, SW @ Samsung Hall

12/4 – Munich, DE @ Zenith

12/5 – Stuttgart, DE @ Porsche Arena

*w/ Courtney Barnett

**w/ Alvvays

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