5/11/2017

The National Announce 'Sleep Well Beast' + World Tour/ Reveal "The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness"

THE NATIONAL ANNOUNCE
SLEEP WELL BEAST
OUT SEPTEMBER 8TH ON 4AD

WORLD TOUR ANNOUNCED TODAY - PRE-SALE BEGINS MAY 15TH

MUSIC VIDEO FOR LEAD SINGLE
UNVEILED

 
The National are pleased to announce their 7th studio album - Sleep Well Beast - to be released on September 8th on 4AD. Sleep Well Beast was produced by member Aaron Dessner with co-production by Bryce Dessner and Matt Berninger. The album was mixed by Peter Katis and recorded at Aaron Dessner's Hudson Valley, New York studio, Long Pond, with additional sessions having taken place in Berlin, Paris & Los Angeles. Sleep Well Beast is available for pre-order today and will be available in CD, digital and double LP formats.

The National debuts the track "The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness," in this Casey Reas directed video.

The band has also announced a World Tour in support of the album, kicking off in Cork, Ireland on September 16th. The ticket pre-order begins Monday, May 15th with public on-sale beginning Friday, May 19th. Highlights include Forest Hills Stadium in New York on October 6th, The Hollywood Bowl on October 11th and multiple night residencies in more than 10 cities across Europe and North America. Every ticket in North America includes a digital copy of Sleep Well Beast delivered on September 8th. The National will also play Glastonbury and Haven Festival in Copenhagen this summer. For additional information and pre-sale registration visit www.americanmary.com

TRACK LIST:
Nobody Else Will Be There
Day I Die
Walk It Back
The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness
Born to Beg
Turtleneck
Empire Line
I'll Still Destroy You
Guilty Party
Carin at the Liquor Store
Dark Side of the Gym
Sleep Well Beast

Photo Credit: Graham MacIndoe

WORLD TOUR:
06/21/17 - Glastonbury Festival - Glastonbury, UK
08/12/17 - HAVEN Festival - Copenhagen, DENMARK

9/16/17 - Cork Opera House / Sounds From a Safe Harbour - Cork, IRELAND
9/17/17 - Vicar Street - Dublin, IRELAND
9/18/17 - Vicar Street - Dublin, IRELAND
9/20/17 - Usher Hall - Edinburgh, UK
9/21/17 - Usher Hall - Edinburgh, UK
9/22/17 - O2 Apollo - Manchester, UK
9/23/17 - O2 Apollo - Manchester, UK
9/25/17 - Eventim Hammersmith Apollo - London, UK
9/26/17 - Eventim Hammersmith Apollo - London, UK
9/27/17 - Eventim Hammersmith Apollo - London, UK
9/28/17 - Eventim Hammersmith Apollo - London, UK
10/05/17 - Wang Theatre - Boston, MA
10/06/17 - Forest Hills Stadium - New York, NY
10/11/17 - Hollywood Bowl - Los Angeles, CA
10/12/17 - CalCoast Credit Union Open Air Theatre - San Diego, CA
10/14/17 - Greek Theatre - Berkeley, CA
10/21/17 - Elbphilharmonie - Hamburg, GERMANY
10/23/17 - Tempodrom - Berlin, GERMANY
10/24/17 - Tempodrom - Berlin, GERMANY
10/25/17 - AFAS Live - Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS
10/28/17 - Coliseum - Lisbon, PORTUGAL
10/30/17 - Bozar - Brussels, BELGIUM
10/31/17 - Bozar - Brussels, BELGIUM
11/02/17 - 11/04/17 - Pitchfork Paris, Paris FRANCE
11/04/17 - Annexet - Stockholm, SWEDEN
11/05/17 - Annexet - Stockholm, SWEDEN
11/06/17 - Sentrum Scene - Oslo, NORWAY
11/07/17 - Sentrum Scene - Oslo, NORWAY
11/27/17 - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall - Portland, OR
11/28/17 - Paramount Theatre - Seattle, WA
11/29/17 - Paramount Theatre - Seattle, WA
12/01/17 - Queen Elizabeth Theatre - Vancouver BC, CANADA
12/02/17 - Queen Elizabeth Theatre - Vancouver BC, CANADA
12/04/17 - Verizon Hall - Philadelphia, PA
12/07/17 - Metropolis - Montreal QC, CANADA
12/08/17 - Metropolis - Montreal QC, CANADA
12/09/17 - Sony Centre - Toronto ON, CANADA
12/10/17 - Hamilton Place Theatre - Hamilton ON, CANADA
12/12/17 - Civic Opera House - Chicago, IL
12/13/17 - Civic Opera House - Chicago, IL

For more information visit here

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