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Published: 2011/06/28

The National Plays Stealth Show, Adds Fall Dates

The National played a surprise acoustic show Sunday night at The Living Room, a new wellness center located in Cold Spring, NY. The intimate show celebrated the center’s grand opening and was announced to the general public a few hours earlier via Twitter. A stripped down version of the group—singer Matt Berninger, bassist Scott Devendorf and guitarist Aaron Dessner—played a short set that included “Anyone’s Ghost,” “Apartment Story,” “Slow Show,” “Wasp Nest,” “Bloodbuzz Ohio,” “Fake Empire,” “About Today” and “Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks” for approximately 150 fans. The group also joked that they are available for “Bar Mitzvahs” and welcomed some additional horns.

The National has also confirmed a series of US dates. The band will play a few fall shows with Yo La Tengo and Wye Oak. The National played a surprise opening set for Yo La Tengo in Hoboken, NJ during Hanukkah.

Here’s a look at The National’s new fall dates

September 6 Columbia, MD—Merriweather Post Pavilion, (w/ Yo La Tengo and Wye Oak)

September 7-8 Philadelphia, PA—Academy of Music(w/ Yo La Tengo and Wye Oak)

September 9 Boston, MA—Bank of America Pavilion (w/ Yo La Tengo and Wye Oak)

September 11 Los Angeles, CA—Hollywood Bowl (with Neko Case and Sharon Van Etten).

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