The National (4 stars)

Brooklyn indie-rock outfit.

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The National

The National have announced their 7th studio album – Sleep Well Beast – to be released on September 8th on 4AD. The album was produced by member Aaron Dessner, with co-production by Bryce Dessner and Matt Berninger; 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 and Los Angeles. The band has also announced a World Tour in support of the album, stopping off at the Eventim Apollo for a massive four-night run – with support from This Is The Kit .

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Tour dates 2019

At 6 venues:

Brighton Centre

Kings Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 2GR

Sat 7 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 847 1515

Castlefield Bowl, Manchester

Liverpool Road, Manchester, M3 4JN

Wed 10 Jul

Sold out / 0161 834 4026

First Direct Arena, Leeds

Claypit Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 8BN

Sun 8 Dec

£32.55–£43.55 / 0844 248 1585

Kelvingrove Bandstand and Amphitheatre, Glasgow

Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow, G3 7LH

Tue 6 Aug


Wed 7 Aug


Motorpoint Arena Cardiff

Mary Ann Street, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF10 2EQ

Mon 9 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 02920 224488

Motorpoint Arena Nottingham

Bolero Square, Nottingham, NG1 1LA

Tue 10 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0843 373 3000

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