The Trouble With The National

Now that The National have proven its dedication to art by playing the band’s 2010 tune “Sorrow” for six hours in a row over the weekend, the indie rockers are ready to play some other songs. More than a dozen new U.S. gigs are slotted for August and September.

Sunday’s performance at MoMA PS1 in New York City was a collaboration with Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson, whose latest work is dubbed “A Lot of Sorrow.”

Fans will get the chance to ask the band about all that “Sorrow” when The National participate in Reddit’s “Ask Me Anything” on Wednesday, May 8.

In the meantime, let’s take a look at the new dates in support of The National’s sixth studio album, Trouble Will Find Me. The LP is due out May 20 in Europe and May 21 in North America.

The new leg is scheduled following the band’s Aug. 3 appearance at Lollapalooza in Chicago. Check out the itinerary for the new dates below:

Aug. 4 – Indianapolis, Ind., Murat Theatre     
Aug. 5 – Milwaukee, Wis., Riverside Theatre
Aug. 11 – Los Angeles, Calif., Hollywood Forever Cemetery     
Sept. 8 – Nashville, Tenn., Ryman Auditorium     
Sept. 9 – Atlanta, Ga., Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre     
Sept. 11 – Charlotte, N.C., Fillmore Charlotte     
Sept. 12 – Asheville, N.C., Thomas Wolfe Auditorium     
Sept. 13 – Louisville, Ky., Iroquois Amphitheater     
Sept. 15 – Madison, Wis., Orpheum Theater    
Sept. 20 – Seattle, Wash., Paramount Theatre     
Sept. 21 – Troutdale, Ore., Edgefield Winery     
Sept. 22 – Vancouver, B.C., PNE Amphitheatre     

A presale begins May 8 at 10 a.m. local time with the password “Trouble.” The general onsale is scheduled May 10 at 10 a.m. local time.

For more information click here for The National’s website.