Just Announced: The National is coming back to Philly and bringing Cat Power and Phoebe Bridgers along

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The National | photo by John Vettese for WXPN

Prepare yourselves, because there’s an incredibly good show coming our way this fall. So good that it may take a moment or two to process that it is actually happening. It hasn’t been too, too long since we’ve seen The National in town (those who were lucky enough to score tickets, that is) — the band played to a very sold-out Kimmel Center in December, and performed their new album Sleep Well Beast to an even more sold-out Union Transfer last September for NPR Music’s First Listen Live.

This September, The National is coming back to Philly — not to either of the previously mentioned venues, but to the Mann Center. And if that’s not reason enough to get excited, the opening acts will be Cat Power and Phoebe Bridgers. What?! How does a lineup like this even come together? Maybe it’s best not to ask questions, but just mark our calendars and thank whatever cosmic forces made this happen.

Bridgers, who released her debut LP Stranger in the Alps last year to instant acclaim, was last in town in February and will also perform at this year’s XPoNential Music Festival. It’s been a little longer since we’ve heard from Cat Power — her last Philly show was about five years ago, around the release of her last album Sun.

The big gig happens Thursday, September 27. Presale begins Wednesday, April 19 and public onsale starts Thursday, April 19 — and I’d kindly suggest perhaps setting an alarm, if you recall how quickly The National’s Philly shows tend to sell out. Visit the XPN Concert Calendar for more information, and listen to tunes from all of the artists below.



The National 2018 Tour Dates
April 28 – Cincinnati, OH – Homecoming – Smale Park
April 29 – Cincinnati, OH – Homecoming – Smale Park
April 30 – Charlottesville, VA – Sprint Pavilion
May 1 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater
May 3 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater
May 4 – Asheville, NC – Exploreasheville Arena
May 5 – St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre
May 6 – Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Festival
May 25 – Boston, MA – Boston Calling Music Festival
May 27 – George, WA – Sasquatch! Music Festival
June 1 – Barcelona, Spain – Primavera Sound
June 2 – London, UK – Victoria Park
June 6 – Gothenburg, Sweden – Garden Fest
June 8 – Aarhus, Denmark – Northside Festival
June 9 – Hilvarenbeek, The Netherlands – Best Kept Secret Festival
June 10 – Helsinki, Finland – Sideways Festival
June 15 – Dublin, Ireland – Donnybrook Stadium
June 16 – Dublin, Ireland – Donnybrook Stadium
July 10 – Zagreb, Croatia – SRC Salata
July 11 – Linz, Austria – Ahoi! Full Hit of Summer Festival
July 13 – Lisbon, Portugal – Nos Alive
July 14 – Werchter, Belgium – TW Classic
July 29 – Detroit, MI – Mo Pop Festival
August 3 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
August 4 – Toronto, ON – Fort York
August 5 – Montreal, QC – Osheaga
Sept 7 – Milan, Italy – Milano Rocks
Sept 8 – Berlin, Germany – Lollapalooza Berlin
Sept 20 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium *
Sept 21 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium *
Sept 24 – Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre
Sept 25 – Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre
Sep 27 – Philadelphia, PA – The Mann Center * #
Sept 28 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion * #
Sept 29-30 – New York, NY – Forest Hills Stadium – The National presents: There’s No Leaving New York %
Oct 9 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater ^

* w/ Phoebe Bridgers
# w/ Cat Power
^ w/ Sharon Van Etten
% w/ Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, Future Islands, Cat Power, Cigarettes After Sex, Phoebe Bridgers, U.S. Girls, Bully, Adia Victoria.

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