Indie post-punks The National recently announced a fall tour in support of their highly-anticipated new album, Trouble Will Find Me (out 5/20), which includes a stop at our very own Ryman Auditorium on Sunday, September 8. The group last played The Ryman in 2010, and last played Nashville at Vanderbilt’s Rites of Spring in 2011. The band will also be performing at Bonnaroo in June.
Based in Brooklyn by way of Ohio, The National are a band that not only improved with age, but also took several years and several releases to finally achieve critical and commercial success. Their fourth release, Aligator, helped the band break through to a larger audience and set the tone for its universally-loved followup, Boxer. In recent years, The National have become a permanent fixture at summer festivals, have amassed an even larger following through extensive touring, and have continuously received universal acclaim from critics. Their most recent album, High Violet, landed on many “best of 2010” lists, and was arguably the band’s strongest effort yet.
The National are performing at The Ryman Auditorium with Scottish indie rockers Frightened Rabbit on September 8. The show is $35, all ages, and you can snag tickets here right now using the presale password TROUBLE.