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Published: 2018/02/14

The National to Play Boxer Album in Full at Homecoming Festival

The National will host their inaugural Homecoming Festival in their hometown of Cincinnati, OH, this April, and the band has announced a few artist additions to the event, along with confirming that they will play their 2007 album Boxer in full during the second of their two headlining performances. The band also played the entire album during their European tour finale last November.

Festival additions include Mouse on Mars, Sam Amidon, Spank Rock, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Lisa Hannigan and more. Already set to play are Father John Misty, Feist, Alvvays, Future Islands, Julien Baker, The Breeders, Lord Huron, Moses Sumney, Big Thief and more.

Homecoming’s weekend, set for April 27–29, will also include the annual musical offerings from Cincinnati’s MusicNOW, founded and curated by The National’s Bryce Dessner. See the full schedule of shows below. More information can be found at the Homecoming and MusicNOW websites.

Friday, April 27
MusicNOW Opening Night Celebration at the Cincinnati Masonic Center (Separately ticketed)
Mouse on Mars
Red Bird Hollow (Bryce & Aaron Dessner)
Sam Amidon
Lisa Hannigan
Spank Rock
Kristín Anna Valtýsdóttir
Plus very special guests

Saturday, April 28

Homecoming at Smale Park
The National
Father John Misty
The Breeders
Lord Huron
Mouse on Mars
Sam Amidon
Spank Rock
Lanz Projects
Electric Counterpoint & Garcia Counterpoint performed by Bryce Dessner

MusicNOW Presents at National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Open to Homecoming pass holders
Crash Ensemble performs Hans Abrahamsen’s “Schnee”
Tyshawn Sorey Trio
Yuki Numata Resnick

Sunday, April 29

Homecoming at Smale Park
The National perform Boxer
Future Islands
Moses Sumney
Big Thief
Julien Baker
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
Lisa Hannigan
Ben Sloan, Artist-in-Residence (featuring A Delicate Motor & Bryan Devendorf)
Haven Counterpoint performed by Bryce & Aaron Dessner

MusicNOW Presents at National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Open to Homecoming pass holders
Eighth Blackbird with Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy & Bryce Dessner perform the music of Julius Eastman, Frederic Rzewski, Will Oldham, and Bryce Dessner
CSO String Trio perform Andrew Norman’s “The Companion Guide to Rome”
Crash Ensemble

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