I will admit at first listen, I wasn't sold on The National's High Violet, but then again it took me a few listens on both Alligator & Boxer. After I played the album the second and third time through, the light bulb went off. High Violet is a stunning masterpiece and if you don't own it you should pick it up ASAP! Today, the band announced their Fall US tour. I am excited that the band is playing Lollapalooza, but this band is clearly made for theaters and smaller venues. I am hoping that they announce a Lolla aftershow. These shows are bound to sell out so make sure you computer clock is set!
The National Fall Tour Dates Sept. 12 @ Music Fest Northwest, Portland, OR Sept. 24 @ Wellmont Theater, Montclair, NJ Sept. 25 @ Carnegie Library Homestead, Pittsburgh, PA Sept. 27 @ Brown Theater, Louisville, KY Sept. 29 @ Uptown Theater, Kansas City, MO Sept. 30 @ The Pageant, St. Louis, MO Oct. 2 @ Murat Egyptian, Indianapolis, IN Oct. 3 @ Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN Oct. 4 @ Memorial Hall, Raleigh, NC Oct. 5 @ Fox Theater, Atlanta, GA Oct. 6 @ House of Blues, Orlando, FL Oct. 8 @ House of Blues, Houston, TX Oct. 9 @ House of Blues, Dallas, TX Oct. 10 @ Austin City Limits Festival, Austin, TX Oct. 13 @ Rialto Theater, Tucson, AZ Oct. 14 @ Marquee Theater, Tempe, AZ Oct. 16 @ Fox Theater, Pomona, CA Oct. 18 @ Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO