US rock band The National are returning to New Zealand for two shows next April.

The National, who just released their eighth album I Am Easy to Find, will play Auckland's ASB Theatre in Aotea Square on Friday April 3 and Saturday April 4, 2020.

The band will bring a full production for the intimate seated gigs.

The National last performed in New Zealand at Villa Maria Estate Winery in 2018, and Auckland City Limits Festival the year before.

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Their latest release I Am Easy to Find has been met with critical acclaim, with the Herald calling the record "startling in its beauty and ambition" in a four star review.

Tickets for The National's two Auckland shows go on sale Friday, June 28.