In the most recent Grammy’s, young pop stars like Lorde and Imgaine Dragons were not the only ones gaining popular attention. A group of somewhat older gentlemen, in a group called, The National, were also being revealed as a new and upcoming band as they received their first nomination. Although they did not win Best Alternative Album, making it to music’s biggest night of the year was a prize in itself. It took the group a long time to get to where they are now, what with touring on the road and playing for non paying customers, but it was clearly all worth it in the end.
The Indie rock group, composed of Matt Berninger, Bryce Dessner, Aaron Dessner, Bryan Devendorf, and Scott Devendorf, all between the ages of 30 and 40 years old, have spoke about some of their good times making videos for their album. For one video, the group destroyed Berninger’s parents house in the chaos of making a video for their song, Graceless. The mess included jumping into swimming pools fully clothed, creating a water slide, and collapsing a blow up jumping castle.
For those fans wanting to see The National perform live, they will have a few opportunities in 2014. The following is The National concert tour dates and locations for this year:
FRI 31 JAN The Republik – Honolulu Honolulu, HI 8:00 p.m. HST
TUE 25 MAR Shrine Auditorium Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA 6:00 p.m. PDT
WED 09 APR Massey Hall Toronto, ON Time TBD
THU 10 APR Massey Hall Toronto, ON Time TBD
FRI 11 APR Massey Hall Toronto, ON Time TBD
SAT 12 APR Calvin College Van Noord Arena Grand Rapids, MI 8:00 p.m. EDT
TUE 15 APR Chicago Theatre Chicago, IL 7:30 p.m. CDT
WED 16 APR Chicago Theatre Chicago, IL 7:30 p.m. CDT
THU 17 APR Chicago Theatre Chicago, IL 7:30 p.m. CDT
MON 21 APR ACL Live at The Moody Theater Austin, TX Time TBD
TUE 22 APR ACL Live at The Moody Theater Austin, TX Time TBD
SAT 26 APR Greek Theatre Berkeley Berkeley, CA Time TBD
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