The run of dates comes in support of new album ‘Planetarium’, a collaboration between the four musicians, inspired by the solar system and out now on 4AD.
As part of the tour’s first show in Paris, the four-piece indie supergroup covered Bowie’s iconic ‘Space Oddity’ – watch fan-shot footage of the cover below the group’s remaining dates.
18/07 – Brooklyn, NY @ Celebrate Brooklyn! at Prospect Park
20/07 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery
21/07 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
Last month it was revealed that The National and Sufjan Stevens are set to cover Leonard Cohen as part of a new art exhibition honouring the late, great singer-songwriter.
Cohen, who passed away last year aged 82, will be honoured by le Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal with the new exhibit Leonard Cohen – Une brèche en toute chose / A Crack in Everything, which will open on November 9 and run until April 9 2018.
As well as featuring pieces of Cohen’s writing, self-portraits and recordings, the opening of the exhibition will also be marked by the release of a cover of a Cohen song from The National and Stevens. The rendition will also feature as-yet-unannounced special guests.
Curated by the museum’s director John Zeppetelli and Victor Shiffman, A Crack In Everything will also feature visual art, VR exhibits and a series of concerts and events – which will see the likes of Moby, Julia Holter and Chilly Gonzales perform – to honour Cohen’s life and career.