Update: Due to the current worldwide situation with Coronavirus, The National's NZ shows that were due to take place in two weeks time at the Kiri Te Kanawa (ASB) Theatre (April 3-4) have now been moved to the beautiful The Civic Theatre in Auckland on December 7 and 8. Phoebe Bridgers will still be joining them on rescheduled dates.
Solid Entertainment are thrilled to announce two once in a lifetime performances by a band at the height of their powers who have elected to play in the kind of intimate theatre venues they have long since outgrown.
Now with very Special Guest Phoebe Bridgers “One of the finest lyricists of her still-young generation.” - The Guardian
The National are bringing a full production for what is a mouth-watering sonic proposition of being able to see and hear a touchstone band in a perfect environment.
Here are two chances that may never be repeated to see this magnificent band up close in an intimate theatre setting that will surely burn long into the memory. Every seat is a great seat, and now at eight albums deep The National are in an elite class amongst the very best bands of the world.
The National have established themselves as mainstays of arenas and festivals with sold-out performances and headlining slots around the world. The band have always included New Zealand in their touring schedule and have a deep affinity with the country and their fans here. The National’s last shows in NZ were headlining Spark Arena (2014), headlining Auckland City Limits Festival (2017) and selling out Villa Maria Estate Winery (February 2018).
The National’s 2017 album Sleep Well Beast won them a Grammy® Award for Best Alternative Album and scored several #1’s. Brand new album I Am Easy To Find released May 17 on 4AD alongside a companion short film (directed by Mike Mills and starring Alicia Vikander) is receiving career best reviews as the sound of a band surpassing their own very lofty heights.
“If you've ever said, even just as a joke, “they don't write albums like that anymore” then The National just did. And then some." - elsewhere.co.nz
These kinds of very special shows do not come around very often. These kinds of shows are where magic happens.