The National Coming Aug. 6

The Legendary Roy Wilkins Auditorium and Jam Productions announced today that The National will make a stop in Saint Paul on Tuesday, Aug. 6 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 16 at the Roy Wilkins Auditorium Box Office, Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or online at

A brand new studio album from The National is slated for a May release on 4AD. This forthcoming release is follow up to the critically acclaimed "High Violet" (2010), which brought the band global critical and commercial success. People Magazine described the album as “stellar, moody atmospherics” and Rolling Stone called it “a seductive collection of subtly surging anti-anthems, with evocative lyrics about the terrors and unexpected joys of adult life.”

Formed in 1999, The National consists of vocalist Matt Berninger and two pairs of brothers: Aaron (guitar, bass, piano) and Bryce Dessner (guitar), and Scott (bass, guitar) and Bryan Devendorf (drums). Their first full-lengths, "The National" and "Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers," and a crucial mini-album, "Cherry Tree," preceded their signing to Beggars Banquet in 2004. "Alligator" (2005), included underground anthem “Mr. November,” and raised their profile as The National grew into an incendiary live band. "Boxer" (2007), featuring songs like “Fake Empire,” “Mistaken For Strangers” and “Start A War,” sold over three times as many copies as its predecessor and saw them transformed from underground stars into a rock institution. In 2010, "High Violet" was released on 4AD and has sold 300,000 copies in the U.S. Both individually and collectively The National’s members have been involved in countless artistic, charitable and socio-political pursuits.