The National are set to perform their song “Sorrow” for six full hours as part of an art installation at Moma PS1 in Long Island City, New York on May 5.
The band will play their High Violet track live for a collaboration with artist Ragnar Kjartansson called A Lot Of Sorrow.
A press release from the gallery reads: “By stretching a single pop song into a day-long tour de force the artist continues his explorations into the potential of repetitive performance to produce sculptural presence within sound.”
It continues: “As in all of Kjartansson’s performances, the idea behind A Lot of Sorrow is devoid of irony, yet full of humour and emotion. It is another quest to find the comic in the tragic and vice versa.”
The performance will take place from midday until 6pm (ET).
The National’s new album Trouble Will Find Me is set for release on May 20. You can read Uncut’s exclusive interview with the band in the new issue of Uncut, on sale now.
The band will now be playing extra shows at London’s Alexandra Palace on November 14 after the first date on November 13 sold out and also at Manchester O2 Apollo on November 12 after the November 11 date sold out.
The National will play:
Belfast Odyssey Arena (November 9)
Dublin O2 Arena (10)
Manchester O2 Apollo (11, 12)
London Alexandra Palace (13, 14)