The National Prep Documentary DVD, Tour With R.E.M. and Modest Mouse

The National Prep Documentary DVD, Tour With R.E.M. and Modest Mouse
Following last year’s highly praised Boxer, the National are set to release a DVD companion piece. The upcoming disc will contain a feature film by French director Vincent Moon entitled A Skin, A Night, which follows the creative process behind Boxer. The DVD will also come buddle up with a bonus CD called The Virginia EP, which, despite being labelled an EP, boasts 12 tracks of demos, live versions and a cover of "Mansion on the Hill” by Bruce Springsteen.

A Skin, A Night will be released via Beggars Banquet May 20, hitting in the midst of the band’s massive summer touring schedule that includes several dates with R.E.M. and Modest Mouse and two Canadian dates.

The National’s The Virginia EP tracklisting:

1 You've Done It Again Virginia
2 Santa Clara
3 Blank Slate
4 Tall Saint (demo)
5 Without Permission
6 Forever After Days
7 Rest of Years (demo)
8 Slow Show (demo)
9 Lucky You (Daytrotter session)
10 Mansion on the Hill (live)
11 Fake Empire (live)
12 About Today (live)

The National tour dates:

4/25 Indio, CA - Empire Polo Field (Coachella)
5/03 Grantham, PA - Messiah College
5/11 Lisbon, Portugal - Aula Magna
5/13 Dublin, Ireland - Olympia Theatre
5/14 Dublin, Ireland - Olympia Theatre
5/15 Dublin, Ireland - Olympia Theatre
5/16-18 Minehead, England - Butlins Holiday Centre (Explosions in the Sky ATP)
5/23 Vancouver, BC - Deer Lake Park *
5/29 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl *
5/31 Berkeley, CA - The Greek Theatre *
6/3 Denver, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre *
6/6 Chicago, IL - United Center *
6/7 Pontiac, MI - Crofoot Ballroom
6/8 Toronto, ON - Molson Amphitheatre *
6/10 Raleigh, NC - Walnut Creek Amphitheatre *
6/11 Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion *
6/13 Boston, MA - Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts *
6/14 Long Island, NY - Jones Beach Theater *
6/18 Philadelphia, PA - Mann Center for the Performing Arts *
6/19 New York, NY - TBA *
6/21 Atlanta, GA - Lakewood Amphitheatre *
7/3 Werchter, Belgium - Rock Werchter
7/4 London, England - O2 Wireless Festival
7/6 Turku, Finland - Ruisrock 2008
7/10 Lisbon, Portugal - Optimus Alive! Festival
7/13 Kinross, Scotland - T in the Park
7/15 Athens, Greece - Fly Beyond Festival
7/20 Benicassim, Spain - Benicassim Festival
8/7 Oslo, Norway - Oya Festival
8/8 Gothenburg, Sweden - Way Out West Festival
8/9 Haldern, Germany - Haldern Pop Festival
8/11 Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega
8/15 Biddinghuizen, Netherlands - Lowlands Festival
8/17 Brecon Beacons, Wales - Green Man Festival

* with R.E.M. and Modest Mouse

A Skin, A Night teaser