The National are already plotting their triumphant return to Australia, announcing a run of local tour dates for the distant future of 2020.

Back in March of 2018, The National found themselves wrapping up their latest trip to Australia. Touring in support of their Sleep Well Beast album, the group were performing to eager audiences all over the country, with many already counting down the days until their next visit.

Just one month ago though, the group released their latest record, I Am Easy To Find. Accompanied by a short film of the same name which made its way down to Aussie shores, local fans were wondering if this would mean we would be receiving some accompanying tour dates as well.

Sadly, with a rather full schedule, not even a touring partner of Courtney Barnett was enough to get the band down to Australia this year, with the group instead announcing their triumphant return for early next year.

Kicking things off in Fremantle in March of 2020, The National are set to hit up Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne soon after, with the latter city receiving a three-night residency at St Kilda’s Palais Theatre.

Supporting the group on this forthcoming tour is none other than Phoebe Bridgers, who recently wrapped up her first tour of Australia back in February, and performed tracks from The National’s new album with the group back in April.

Clearly keen to repeat both of these experience, Aussie audiences will be in good hands with this amazing lineup when it comes our way next year.

It might feel like it’s light years away, but tickets to the tour go on sale from 9am local time on Friday, June 28th, with a Handsome Tours pre-sale kicking off on Thursday, June 27th at 9am local time. Scope out the link below for pre-sale access.

Check out ‘Light Years’ by The National:

The National Australian Tour 2020

Supported by Phoebe Bridgers

Saturday, March 21st
Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA

Tuesday, March 24th
ICC Sydney Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Wednesday, March 25th
ICC Sydney Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Friday, March 27th
Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane, QLD

Monday, March 30th
Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

Tuesday, March 31st
Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

Wednesday, April 1st
Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

Handsome Tours pre-sale kicks off at 9am local time on Thursday, June 27th
General tickets on sale from 9am local time on Friday, June 27th