Group add a series of summer dates to the schedule

The National have expanded their upcoming tour of North America.

Set to begin the gig-run later this month in Los Angeles, the group have added a string of extra dates including shows in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota.

Playing in support of their new album, ‘High Violet’, which will be released in the UK on May 10 and everywhere else on May 11, the band are also set to play two nights in London on May 5 and 6.

The National will play the following US shows:

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)
Montreal, QU Osheaga Festival (31)
Columbus, OH LC Pavilion (August 2)
Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Theatre (3)
Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theatre (4)
Minneapolis, MN First Avenue (5, 6)
Chicago, IL Lollapalooza (6-8)