Scene News: The National Announce Second Sydney & Melbourne Shows With Very Special Guest Fleet Foxes & Annie Hamilton

Live Nation and Double J are excited to announce, due to overwhelming demand, second shows for The National featuring their very special guest Fleet Foxes in Sydney on Saturday March 2 at Aware Super Theatre, and Melbourne on Wednesday March 6 at Sidney Myer Music Bowl.

Tickets for new shows go on sale at 12pm, Thursday October 12. Tickets for all other shows are on sale now and selling fast!

For complete tour and ticket information, visit: livenation.com.au

Hitting our shores in February/March 2024, this extraordinary line-up sees The National and Fleet Foxes touring together for the very first time, playing shows in some of Australia’s finest venues, including Melbourne’s iconic Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Brisbane’s Riverstage, Sydney’s Aware Super Theatre,  and Perth’s stunning Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

In conjunction with the September Australian tour announcement, The National dropped a new release Laugh Track’, the surprise second half of a double album which began with ‘First Two Pages Of Frankenstein’ released in April this year. The sibling records mark albums nine and ten for The National and are a continuing testament to the more than two decades the band have delivered us songs of immense pathos and beauty.

 ‘On ‘Laugh Track’, The National remain as bold as they’ve ever been—plugging the sounds of a 20-year catalog into a 12-chapter show and calling upon some friends to fill out the party.’ PASTE MAGAZINE 

 ‘Striking live drums and bright electric guitar lines make ‘Laugh Track’ a defining indie rock record in its most natural and untamed form, a sound that could only ever belong to The National.’ CLASH 

Their lengthy career has led to extraordinary success, including winning a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album for 2017’s ‘Sleep Well Beast’, headlining festivals around the world, offered up classic songs including ‘Bloodbuzz Ohio’, ‘Mr November’, ‘Fake Empire’ and ‘I Need My Girl’, and working with countless culture-defining artists including collaborations with Bon Iver, Phoebe Bridgers, Taylor Swift, and Sufjan Stevens.

Joining The National for the tour will be one of Indie Folk’s most acclaimed acts, Fleet Foxes.  Led by lead singer-songwriter Robin Pecknold, Fleet Foxes have won a legion of fans and garnered critical acclaim for making music full of wonderful orchestrations, and gorgeous melodies that fuse earthy, harmony-rich folk-rock with a sense of lush pop sophistication. 

Also last here in 2018, Fleet Foxes will tour Australia for the first time since the release of their 2020 fourth studio album ‘Shore’, which earned the band their second Grammy nomination for Best Alternative Music Album, and sweeping praise from MOJO (five stars), Rolling Stone (four stars), and Pitchfork (the fifth consecutive Best New Music), with Rolling Stone calling the album ‘…the most immediately rewarding Fleet Foxes record since their brilliant 2008 debut.’

Opening for all shows will be Australian singer, songwriter, and guitarist Annie Hamilton.

THE NATIONAL

WITH VERY SPECIAL GUEST FLEET FOXES

+ ANNIE HAMILTON

RIVERSTAGE, BRISBANE – WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 28

AWARE SUPER THEATRE, SYDNEY – FRIDAY MARCH 1 *SELLING FAST!

AWARE SUPER THEATRE, SYDNEY – SATURDAY MARCH 2 *NEW SHOW

SIDNEY MYER MUSIC BOWL, MELBOURNE – TUESDAY MARCH 5 *SELLING FAST!

SIDNEY MYER MUSIC BOWL, MELBOURNE – WEDNESDAY MARCH 6 *NEW SHOW

KINGS PARK AND BOTANIC GARDEN, PERTH – SATURDAY MARCH 9

TICKETS FOR NEW SHOWS ON SALE 12PM THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12

TICKETS FOR ALL OTHER SHOWS ON SALE NOW

For complete tour and ticket information, visit: livenation.com.au