It is with great disappointment that The National and Handsome Tours announce the postponement of the band’s tour dates in Australia and New Zealand scheduled to start later this month.
However, we are pleased to announce that the shows have been rescheduled for December 2020 with Phoebe Bridgers joining on all dates. See the band’s statement below.
“The COVID-19 outbreak has led to a challenging few weeks for everyone. We have been monitoring the situation daily with our management & promoter partners. We have a responsibility to our dedicated audiences, to our amazing crew, to our families at home, and to ourselves to take precautions in the interest of health and safety. For this reason we have made the difficult decision to postpone our Australia and New Zealand performances with Phoebe Bridgers until December. We look forward to seeing you all at the end of the year.”
All previously purchased tickets will be honoured on the corresponding new rescheduled date. If you are unable to attend the new date, please contact the ticketing company from which you originally purchased. Refund and exchange requests must be received no later than Friday 27 March 2020 at 11:59PM. More info at handsometours.com
The National’s most recent release I Am Easy To Find was a collaborative project with director Mike Mills. The results are I Am Easy To Find, a 24-minute film by Mills starring Alicia Vikander, and I Am Easy To Find, a 68-minute album by The National. The former is not the video for the latter; the latter is not the soundtrack to the former. The movie was composed like a piece of music; the music was assembled like a film, by a film director. The front man and natural focal point was deliberately and dramatically side staged in favour of a variety of female voices, nearly all of whom have long been in the group’s orbit. It is unlike anything either artist has ever attempted and also totally in line with how they’ve created for much of their careers. The two projects are, as Mills calls them, “Playfully hostile siblings that love to steal from each other” – they share music and words and DNA and impulses and a vision about what it means to be human in 2019, but don’t necessarily need one another. I Am Easy To Find was produced by Mike Mills and The National at Long Pond, Hudson Valley, NY.
Phoebe Bridgers will be joining the National on all dates, having recently released her first solo material in three years with Garden Song. Bridgers released her debut album Stranger In The Alps in 2017 and quickly found an audience for her intimate and confessional songs. The New York Times noted that Stranger In The Alps was an album that “set the bar for a new generation of singer-songwriters.”
Tickets from Handsome Touring
The National Australian Tour Dates
Thursday 10th December – First State Super Theatre at ICC, Sydney
Saturday 12th December – Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane
Sunday 13th December – Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane
Tuesday 15th December – Palais Theatre, Melbourne
Wednesday 16th December – Palais Theatre, Melbourne
Thursday 17th December – Palais Theatre, Melbourne
Saturday 19th December – Fremantle Arts Centre
Sunday 20th December – Fremantle Arts Centre