Brooklyn based band, The National, is currently one of the most promising up-and-coming indie rock bands in the US. While achieving initial mainstream success with their 2005 album, Alligator, it is recent festival tour dates and critical praise for their latest album, High Violet, that has captured the attention of critics and audiences. The National is bound to receive even more attention after their festival appearances this summer, as well as 2011 tour dates in the US and Asia later this fall.
Led by frontman Matt Beringer, The National is largely a family affair and features brothers Aaron and Bryce Dessner, as well as Bryan and Scott Devendorf. Their 2005 album, Alligator, was praised by critics and was considered by many to be one of the top albums of the year; the album also allowed for The National's first ever sold-out tour dates. The Boxer also received similar acclaim, with the singles "Slow Show" and "Fake Empire" being used in many TV programs.
However, it is The National's 2010 album, High Violet, that has had respected music critics applauding. It has also sparked a number of 2011 tour dates, with the band currently making their way through European music festivals in July and August. On September 6, The National will be embarking on a few US tour dates with Yo La Tengo and Wye Oak. On November 6, the band will perform two shows -- one in Singapore, the other in Tokyo -- before ending their 2011 tour dates on November 9. Tickets for all of The National's 2011 tour dates can be found on Eventful, so pick up yours today!
Tame Impala tour dates are currently scheduled internationally and they are hoping to hit it big with a high profile performance at Coachella Valley Music Festival. Australian rock's latest export will be in your area this Spring and Summer, 2011.
The foursome got its start in high school music class in Australia's western city of Perth. They draw heavily on sixties psychedelic rock, folk, and Beatles influenced melodies. They are a self-described "psychedelic hypno-groove melodic rock" band. The original band formed in 2005 and got their start after coming in second at the 2005 Australian music competition, Ampfest. The band unveiled their current name, as well as a new drummer in 2007 and inked a deal with Modular Recordings the following year.
The newly incorporated Tame Impala hit the studio to record their debut EP, "Tame Impala [H.I.T.S. 003]" which was an immediate success. The EP hit #10 on The ARIA charts and released three singles to national radio. The band described the EP as "a beautiful snapshot into what lies within this beast." Tame Impala tour dates were booked nationally, and the band served as the opener for supergroups The Black Keys and MGMT when they traveled down under to perform. The Tame Impala concert schedule also included performances at "Southband" and "Falls Festival" and included a small Australian headlining tour in support of the debut EP.
The band returned to the studio in 2009 to record new tracks and scored a hit with "Sundown Syndrome," which was included on the soundtrack for "The Kids Are All Right," which was nominated for the Best Picture at the 2011 Academy Awards. They booked a national tour in support of the single and their second self-titled EP. Tame Impala concert dates included outings at 2010's "Big Day Out" festival as well as co-headlining performances with Rise Against and Muse.
Their highly anticipated debut LP, "Innerspeaker," was finally released to Australia in May, 2010 and the US in June, 2010 and was an immediate success. It hit the top ten of the ARIA albums chart and was awarded four stars by Rolling Stone magazine. The Tame Impala concert schedule boasted a 2010 headlining tour in Australia and they served as the opening act for MGMT on their American tour. The guys returned to the US for a twenty date headlining tour in late 2010 and were nominated for four ARIA Music Awards at the 2010 ceremony.
The band is a prolific touring act and Tame Impala tour dates are booked internationally through July, 2011. They will appear at California's famed Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in April, 2011. They also have dates scheduled at other international festivals and individual shows. They are on the forefront of a musical revolution, don't miss out when they come to a venue near you. Use Eventful as your source for Tame Impala concert dates and venue information .