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The National announce a New Zealand show for February 2014.

The National announce a New Zealand show for February 2014.

The National have announced that they will be returning to New Zealand next year to play Auckland's Vector Arena on February 4th, 2014 - as already hinted at by the band's Bryce Dessner, when we interviewed him at Splendour In The Grass last month.

Tickets go on sale to the general public from Monday, September 2nd, at 9am from Ticketmaster and Real Groovy.

Vector Arena will be configured in free-flow mode, whereby the audience have the choice between standing on the floor or being seated in the lower bowl of the arena.

"From the Kings Arms in 2008 to three nights at The Powerstation in 2011 THE NATIONAL (from Brooklyn USA via Ohio) will return to New Zealand for their third visit on February 4th 2014.

This time they will play Auckland’s Vector Arena.  THE NATIONAL are that extraordinary example of how organic growth through unwavering quality and consistency can see a band become hailed and recognised as one of the very best we have.

The National are now operating at the peak of their almost incomparable powers and whether they like it or not have taken that leap from the leftfield world of best kept secrets to become a contemporary classic band. Few groups have sustained such absolute credibility with audience and critics alike. The slow burn effect of this has taken the National into a ‘mainstream’ world by stealth, where the band now sell a lot of records, headline festivals and play arena sized tours.

In today’s clammering climate and desire for instant success and gratification (no matter how thinly veiled the reality) this makes The National quite brilliant and one of the most important bands operating in music today. They are a band of quality, integrity, purity and depth,The National are a band that people believe in, a band for the people.

Singer Matt Berninger in a recent interview with the NZ Herald commented on being very excited to return to New Zealand remembering the massively enthusiastic response from the previous shows. The National’s emotionally driven live shows have clearly struck the same chord with kiwi audiences as elsewhere – the songs are anticipated but the delivery tends to exceed even the highest expectations such is their capacity for brooding power and poignancy.

On February 4th The National return to New Zealand for one show only as part of their Trouble Will Find Me World Tour. Tickets go onsale on Monday 2nd September at 9am from Ticketmaster and Real Groovy record store. The venue will be configured in free-flow mode whereby the audience have the choice between standing on the floor or being seated in the lower bowl of the arena."

THE NATIONAL - The Trouble Will Find Me Tour.
Auckland, Vector Arena - February 4th, 2014.
Tickets on sale from Monday, September 2nd, 9am, via Ticketmaster.
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Watch The National performing 'I Should Live In Salt' live below...

P.S. Keep an eye out for our new interview with The National in CDM Issue #9 - out on September 2nd - and click HERE to check out our review and live photos from their 2013 Splendour In The Grass set last month.

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