The National | Fortitude Music Hall



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Handsome Tours is thrilled to announce that The National will return to Australia in March and April 2020, with special guest, Phoebe Bridgers

THE NATIONAL
with special guest PHOEBE BRIDGERS
Fri 27 March 2020
Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane

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The visit will see the band perform at stunning venues across the country, including three intimate nights in Melbourne's iconic Palais Theatre, two nights at ICC Sydney Theatre, a performance at Brisbane's Fortitude Music Hall and an evening under the stars at Fremantle Arts Centre.

The tour will celebrate the release of The National's eighth studio album I Am Easy To Find - out now via Remote Control Records / 4AD.

Formed in 1999, the Ohio-raised, Brooklyn-based band consists of vocalist Matt Berninger plus two pairs of brothers: Aaron Dessner (guitar, bass, piano) and Bryce Dessner (guitar), and Scott Devendorf (bass, guitar) and Bryan Devendorf (drums).

The National's triumphant previous visit to Australia in 2018 included sold-out performances at Sydney Opera House Forecourt, Melbourne's Sidney Myer Music Bowl and Brisbane's Riverstage. For their upcoming tour, the band will nestle into their most intimate Australian venues in a decade, delivering fans the raw intensity and emotion of their live show, up-close-and-personal like never before. Be quick - tickets will not last!

Joining The National on all dates will be special guest Phoebe Bridgers. Hailing from Los Angeles, Bridgers released her debut album Stranger In The Alps in 2017 to international acclaim, with haunting, introspective songs that garnered widespread comparisons to legendary songwriters like Elliott Smith and Joni Mitchell. In the last 12 months, Bridgers has continued with a prolific release schedule; teaming up with Julien Baker and Lucy Dacus to release an EP as boygenius and joining forces with Conor Oberst for a full-length album under the guise Better Oblivion Community Centre. She returns to Australia following sell-out headline shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane earlier this year.