Australian Tour December 2020
It is with great disappointment that The National and Handsome Tours announce the postponement of the band’s tour dates in Australia scheduled to start later this month.
However, we are pleased to announce that the shows have been rescheduled for December 2020 with Phoebe Bridgers joining on all dates. See the band’s statement below.
“The COVID-19 outbreak has led to a challenging few weeks for everyone. We have been monitoring the situation daily with our management & promoter partners. We have a responsibility to our dedicated audiences, to our amazing crew, to our families at home, and to ourselves to take precautions in the interest of health and safety. For this reason we have made the difficult decision to postpone our Australia and New Zealand performances with Phoebe Bridgers until December. We look forward to seeing you all at the end of the year.”
All previously purchased tickets will be honoured on the corresponding new rescheduled date. If you are unable to attend the new date, please contact the ticketing company from which you originally purchased. Refund and exchange requests must be received no later than Friday 27 March 2020 at 11:59PM.
Fremantle: Sat 21 March now valid for Sat 19 December
Fremantle: Sun 22 March now valid for Sun 20 December
Sydney: Tue 24 March now valid for Thursday 10th December*
Sydney: Wed 25 March now valid for Thursday 10th December*
Brisbane: Fri 27 March now valid for Saturday 12th December
Brisbane: Sat 28 March now valid for Sunday 13th December
Melbourne: Mon 30 March now valid for Tuesday 15th December
Melbourne: Tue 31 March now valid for Wednesday 16th December
Melbourne: Wed 1 April now valid for Thursday 17th December
*For Sydney patrons: due to the band’s availability, there will now only be one Sydney date and you will be reissued new tickets for this single night. The re-issued tickets will be in the same seating category originally purchased. Seating locations will be allocated based on the order in which the tickets were transacted.
Ticketholders should expect to receive their new concert tickets within the next 30 working days. Tickets will be sent via the delivery method selected during the original purchase.
Formed in 1999, the Ohio-raised, Brooklyn-based band consists of vocalist Matt Berninger plus two pairs of brothers: Aaron Dessner (guitar, bass, piano) and Bryce Dessner (guitar), and Scott Devendorf (bass, guitar) and Bryan Devendorf (drums).
The National’s triumphant previous visit to Australia in 2018 included sold-out performances at Sydney Opera House Forecourt, Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl and Brisbane’s Riverstage. For their upcoming tour, the band will nestle into their most intimate Australian venues in a decade, delivering fans the raw intensity and emotion of their live show, up-close-and-personal like never before.
Joining The National on all dates will be special guest Phoebe Bridgers. Hailing from Los Angeles, Bridgers released her debut album Stranger In The Alps in 2017 to international acclaim, with haunting, introspective songs that garnered widespread comparisons to legendary songwriters like Elliott Smith and Joni Mitchell. In the last 12 months, Bridgers has continued with a prolific release schedule; teaming up with Julien Baker and Lucy Dacus to release an EP as boygenius and joining forces with Conor Oberst for a full-length album under the guise Better Oblivion Community Centre. She returns to Australia following sell-out headline shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane in 2019.
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