The National announce new album release date and North American tour details

'High Violet' is due out in May

The National have announced details of a new album and US tour.

Called ‘High Violet’, the follow-up to 2007’s ‘Boxer’ will be released in the UK on May 10 and everywhere else on May 11.

Meanwhile, the Brooklyn group are set to play a series of shows and festivals, before embarking on a tour of North America.

Including appearances at Big Ears Festival and Bonnaroo, the band will also play two nights in London, before beginning the American tour in Los Angeles on May 21.

The National will play:

Knoxville, TN Tennessee Theatre – Big Ears Festival (March 28)
Richmond, VA The National (April 22, 23)
London Electric Ballroom (May 5)
London Royal Albert Hall (6)
Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern (21, 22)
San Diego, CA Spreckels Theatre (23)
Oakland, CA Fox Theatre (26, 27)
Quincy, WA Sasquatch Festival (29)
Boston, MA House of Blues (June 2, 3)
Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory (4, 5)
Washington, DC DAR Constitution Hall (6)
Toronto, ON Massey Hall (8, 9)
Manchester, TN Bonnaroo (11-13)
New York, NY Radio City Music Hall (16)
Brooklyn, NY Prospect Park (July 27)