The National reveal spring tour plans

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Indie-rockers The National have revealed plans for a spring outing that will bring them to Boston in June. The band will hit Lansdowne Street on Wednesday, June 2 for a show at the House of Blues. Tickets, which are priced at $23.75 and $33.75, go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster.

The National will be touring in support of their still-untitled fifth studio album, which is due to drop in May. The new album will be the follow-up to the highly acclaimed 2007 release, Boxer.

More recently, The National recorded a new song called “So Far Around the Bend” for the 2009 compilation album Dark Was the Night, which benefits AIDS awareness group Red Hot Organization. They also a track to Ciao My Shining Star: The Songs of Mark Mulcahy, an album in support of the former Polaris frontman’s family, whose wife passed away unexpectedly in 2008. They covered Polaris’s track “Ashamed of the Story I Told”, from their album Music from The Adventures of Pete & Pete.

 

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