The National have announced that they will play 3Arena on 21 September 2023 as part of their upcoming tour. They also announced that the release of their ninth studio album, First Two Pages of Frankenstein, due 28 April 2023 via 4AD. The Dublin date will feature an opening set from special guest Soccer Mommy. Anchored by evocative melodies and an enthralling lyrical narrative, First Two Pages of Frankenstein signals a new chapter in the band’s beloved discography. The 11-song album was produced by The National at Long Pond Studios in upstate New York and features guest appearances by Taylor Swift, Phoebe Bridgers, and Sufjan Stevens. Formed in New York in 1999, The National’s last four albums have all been in the Top 5 in the UK charts, with 2017’s Grammy award-winning (for Best Alternative Album) Sleep Well Beast hitting Number 1. In the US, The National have scored five top 10 albums on The Billboard 200.