The National Ready ‘Mistaken for Strangers’ Documentary, Announce 2014 Tour


Story by Anne Erickson

The National’s new documentary, ‘Mistaken for Strangers,’ will reach theaters in March

Cincinnati-based indie rockers the National will soon have their new documentary in movie theaters around the world. The group has signed a distribution deal with with Starz Digital Media and Abramorama to present screenings of the film, “Mistaken for Strangers,” in select theaters around the country, on demand and via iTunes beginning on March 28.

“Mistaken for Strangers” chronicles the life of singer Matt Berninger’s younger brother, Tom, during his time as a roadie for the band on their recent tour in support of their 2010 studio album, “High Violet.”

“Both Starz Digital Media and Abramorama have championed the movie from the first time they saw it,” Tom said in a statement. “I could not be more excited to be working with them to release it.”

The National are scheduled to host a special screening of the film on March 25 in Los Angeles, which also includes a concert. Earlier screenings are set to take place in New Zealand, Australia and Montana next month. For more information on the film and upcoming screenings, visit the Mistaken for Strangers website.

In other band news, the group has also announced a handful of North American tour dates in support of last year’s “Trouble Will Find Me,” the first one happening tonight (Jan. 31) in Hawaii. Check out the full roster of tour dates below.

The National 2014 Tour Dates:

01/31 — Honolulu, Hawaii — The Republik
03/25 — Los Angeles, Calif. — Shrine Auditorium
04/09 — Toronto, ON — Massey Hall
04/10 — Toronto, ON — Massey Hall
04/11 — Toronto, ON — Massey Hall
04/12 — Grand Rapids, Mich. — Calvin College Covenant Fine Arts Center
04/15 — Chicago, Ill. — Chicago Theatre
04/16 — Chicago, Ill. — Chicago Theatre
04/21 — Austin, Texas — The Moody Theater at Austin City Limits Live
04/22 — Austin, Texas — The Moody Theater at Austin City Limits Live
04/26 — Berkley, Calif. — Greek Theatre
05/09-11 — Atlanta, Ga. — Shaky Knees Festival
06/12/15 — Aarhus, DK — NorthSide Festival



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