THE NATIONAL PARKS |

ANNOUNCE DELUXE RELEASE OF PLACES
DUE OUT EARLY 2018

TOUR DATES IN SUPPORT OF RON POPE

SLATED FOR FEBRUARY AND MARCH


Earlier this year, The National Parks released their third studio effort, Places, to much acclaim. In less than a month, the record had been streamed more than 1,000,000 times on Spotify and garnered attention from the likes of PopMatters and Paste Magazine. Now the five-piece — hailing from Provo, UT — are excited to share that Places will be re-released in early 2018 as a deluxe edition. The upcoming release of Places (Deluxe) will feature four new tracks, including one remix and two acoustic reworkings of songs from Places, as well as a brand new original song recorded specifically for the deluxe release.

In addition to the release of Places (Deluxe), The National Parks will join Ron Pope — one of the industry’s top-grossing independent artists — for a tour beginning in St. Louis, MO on February 7th, 2018. The tour will route through Lawrence, KS, hitting Denver, CO and Salt Lake City, UT before heading to the Pacific Northwest, down the coast of California and through the Southwestern U.S., ultimately culminating on March 3rd, 2018 in Dallas, TX.

Formed in 2013 in Provo, UT, The National Parks have independently released three studio albums — Young (2013), Until I Live (2015) and Places (2017). The group builds their songwriting around male/female vocal harmonies accompanied by guitar/piano/violin instrumentation. Upon its release, their debut record climbed to #13 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart while garnering attention from press outlets such as NPR Music. With their sophomore album, Until I Live, the band took a step away from the folk niche, landing the energetic release on Billboard’s regional Heatseekers chart, which carried the band across North America where they filled small clubs in every U.S. region and made appearances at SXSW, Snowmass Mammoth Fest, Musikfest and Canadian Music Week. With 2017’s Places, The National Parks honed in on their “anthemic indie-folk” (Paste Magazine) for an album that is both true to the band's roots and undeniably fresh and experimental. The National Parks quickly followed the release of Places with a nationwide tour, highlighted by a sold-out "official" album release show at The Depot, a 1,200 capacity venue in Salt Lake City, UT. A deluxe version of Places will be available early 2018.

 

THE NATIONAL PARKS
On Tour w/ Ron Pope


2/7 - St. Louis, MO - Delmar Hall
2/8 - Lawrence, KS - Granada Theatre
2/9 - Denver, CO - Gothic Theatre
2/10 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
2/12 - Missoula, MT - Top Hat Lounge
2/15 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox
2/16 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
2/17 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
2/22 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda
2/23 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues
2/24 - Phoenix, AZ - The Van Buren
2/27 - Albuquerque, NM - The El Rey Theatre
3/1 - Austin, TX - The Parish
3/2 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
3/3 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theatre

Watch the Lyric Video for “Places”

Watch the Paste Magazine Studio Session

“[Filled] with sweetness and wonder.” - NPR Music

“The National Parks play anthemic indie-folk as boundless
as their name would suggest.” - Paste Magazine

It’s easy to see that the band is reaching for more ambitious horizons with their newest output. From the naturally uplifting sway of its arrangement to its melding with newfound layers of pop sensibility, one could argue that they’re achieving those goals.” - PopMatters