Sufjan Stevens and members of The National--Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly and James McAlister--debuted their new indie rock project in Paris on Monday. As NME reported, the supergroup busted out a cover of the 1969 David Bowie classic “Space Oddity.” You can check out fan shot footage of the band performing “Space Oddity” above. As part of their “Planetarium” tour to support their album by the same name, which was inspired by the solar system, the group will be playing Stateside at the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival on July 18 ahead of shows in Los Angeles and Oakland. You can find dates and venue information below.
The supergroup will also be contributing to a new art exhibit taking place November 9 thru April 9 of 2018 put on by le Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal honoring the late, great singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, who passed away in 2016. The band is set to record a Leonard Cohen cover that will feature special guests that have yet to be announced.
The National will be hitting the road this fall. Click here to browse AXS for tickets to select The National dates.