- 18 Jan 23
The band's new album First Two Pages Of Frankenstein is out April 28th on 4AD.
Ohio rockers The National have announced a string of tour dates - including a stop at Dublin's 3Arena - and ninth album with new single, 'Tropic Morning News'.
First Two Pages Of Frankenstein is due to be released on April 28th via 4AD, while the band will perform in Dublin on September 21st 2023.
Tickets are on sale on Friday, January 27th at 10am via Ticketmaster.
❗ Show Announcement ❗ The National have announced that they will play @3ArenaDublin on 21 September 2023 as part of their upcoming tour. Tickets are on sale on Friday 27 January at 10 am. 🕙 Set a reminder and don't miss out😉 pic.twitter.com/8lKDKcTO37
— 3Arena (@3ArenaDublin) January 18, 2023
First Two Pages Of Frankenstein came together after an extended period of writer’s block, reportedly. Thankfully, the band still exists, and they’ll have a new LP out at the end of April featuring guest appearances from Taylor Swift, Sufjan Stevens, and Phoebe Bridgers.
'Tropic Morning News' was part of The National’s live show last year, and the album version is partially culled from one of those performances in Hamburg, mixed in with the sound of the London Symphony Orchestra.
Its is a phrase Berninger’s wife and co-lyricist Carin Besser invented to describe doomscrolling on social media.
“The idea of referring to the darkness of the news in such a light way unlocked something in me,” Berninger says in a press release. “It became a song about having a hard time expressing yourself, and trying to connect with someone when the noise of the world is drowning out any potential for conversation.”
Check out the First Two Pages Of Frankenstein tracklist and the National’s newly announced tour dates with Soccer Mommy, the Beths and Bartees Strange below.
Listen to 'Tropic Morning News' below.
01 “Once Upon A Poolside” (Feat. Sufjan Stevens)
03 “New Order T-Shirt”
04 “This Isn’t Helping” (Feat. Phoebe Bridgers)
05 “Tropic Morning News”
07 “The Alcott” (Feat. Taylor Swift)
08 “Grease In Your Hair”
09 “Ice Machines”
10 “Your Mind Is Not Your Friend” (Feat. Phoebe Bridgers)
11 “Send For Me”
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05/24 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem *
05/26 – Boston, MA @ Boston Calling Festival
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06/04 – Redmond, WA @ Marymoor Park *
06/05 – Burnaby, BC, Canada @ Festival Lawn at Deer Lake Park *
08/01 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Met Philadelphia ~
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08/18 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden with very special guest Patti Smith and her band
09/21 – Dublin, IRE @ 3 Arena *
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09/26 – London, UK @ Alexandra Palace *
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