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The National to Make ‘Saturday Night Live’ Debut with Host Lena Dunham

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(Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

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By Annie Reuter

The National will make their Saturday Night Live debut next month.

Today (Feb. 25) it was confirmed that on March 8, the Brooklyn-based band will take the SNL stage with fellow Brooklyn actress Lena Dunham, who will also make her SNL debut as host.

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While SNL will be embracing Brooklyn in March, this coming weekend’s schedule will no doubt make headlines with Beck‘s performance and host Jim Parsons.

After The National take the SNL stage, the band will continue their 2014 tour with stops in Los Angeles, Chicago and Austin. Complete dates below.

The National 2014 Tour Dates:

03/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Auditorium
04/09 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
04/10 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
04/11 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
04/12 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Calvin College Covenant Fine Arts Center
04/15 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
04/16 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
04/21 – Austin, TX @ The Moody Theater at Austin City Limits Live
04/22 – Austin, TX @ The Moody Theater at Austin City Limits Live
04/26 – Berkley, CA @ Greek Theatre
05/09-11 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival
06/12 – Aarhus, DK @ NorthSide Festival

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