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The National to perform Boxer in full at Homecoming Festival

Plus, Mouse on mars, Spank Rock, Lisa Hannigan, and more join the festival lineup

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    The National will host their own Homecoming Festival in association with MusicNOW this April 28th and 29th at Cincinnati’s Smale Park. As part of the festivities, the Brooklyn-by-way-of-Cinncinnati outfit will headline both nights with unique performances. It’s now been revealed the Saturday night set will see the band revist one of the best albums of 2007, their classic Boxer, in its entirety.

    As Stereogum points out, the band actually first pulled off the full-album feat last year in Brussels, celebrating the record’s 10th anniversary by playing it front to back. The festival performance will mark just the second time they’ve ever delivered the entire thing for an audience.

    In addition, The National have expanded the Homecoming lineup and revealed the daily breakdowns. Mouse on Mars, Sam Amidon, Spank Rock, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, and Lisa Hannigan have joined the bill. Previously announced acts include Father John Misty, Feist, Future Islands, The Breeders, and Alvvays. You can find the schedule below. Tickets and more info can be found here.

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    April 27th:
    MusicNOW Opening Night Celebration at the Cincinnati Masonic Center
    Separately ticketed
    Mouse on Mars
    Red Bird Hollow (Bryce & Aaron Dessner)
    Sam Amidon
    Lisa Hannigan
    Spank Rock
    Kristín Anna Valtýsdóttir
    Plus very special guests

    April 28th:
    Homecoming at Smale Park
    The National
    Father John Misty
    The Breeders
    Lord Huron
    Alvvays
    Mouse on Mars
    Sam Amidon
    Spank Rock
    Lanz Projects
    Electric Counterpoint & Garcia Counterpoint performed by Bryce Dessner

    MusicNOW Presents at National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
    Open to Homecoming pass holders
    Crash Ensemble performs Hans Abrahamsen’s “Schnee”
    Tyshawn Sorey Trio
    Yuki Numata Resnick

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    April 29th:
    Homecoming at Smale Park
    The National perform Boxer
    Feist
    Future Islands
    Moses Sumney
    Big Thief
    Julien Baker
    Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
    Lisa Hannigan
    Ben Sloan, Artist-in-Residence (featuring A Delicate Motor & Bryan Devendorf)
    Haven Counterpoint performed by Bryce & Aaron Dessner

    MusicNOW Presents at National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
    Open to Homecoming pass holders
    Eighth Blackbird with Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy & Bryce Dessner perform the music of Julius Eastman, Frederic Rzewski, Will Oldham, and Bryce Dessner
    CSO String Trio perform Andrew Norman’s “The Companion Guide to Rome”
    Crash Ensemble

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