Indie rock band The National, one of the groups profiled in Relix’s “Smells Like Hippie Spirit” Indie/Jam feature, will release a new album this May. The currently untitled disc is scheduled for release on 4AD. The band will support the new album with a series of North American and spring dates, including two shows at Richmond, VA’s aptly named The National (4/22-23), an appearance at Paris’ Le Zenith with band heroes Pavement (5/7) and a headlining appearance at New York’s Radio City Music Hall (6/16). The tour will kick off at Knoxville, TN’s Big Ears Festival the weekend of March 26-28 (National guitarist Bryce Dessner will curate the event). Please click here for Relix’s exclusive interview with The National on its new studio album.

The National’s upcoming shows include:

March 26-28 Knoxville, TN—Big Ears Festival
April 22-23 Richmond, VA—The National
May 6 London, UK—Royal Albert Hall
May 7 Paris, France—Le Zenith (with Pavement)
May 9 Berlin, Germany—Astra
May 22 Los Angeles, CA—The Wiltern
May 23 San Diego, CA—Spreckels Theatre
May 27 Oakland, CA—Fox Theatre
June 2 Boston, MA—House of Blues
June 5 Philadelphia, PA—Electric Factory
June 6 Washington, DC—Dar Constitutional Hall
June 8 Toronto, Canada—Massey Hall
June 16 New York, NY—Radio City Music Hall