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  • The National Announce New Album, 'Sleep Well Beast', & Announce World Tour; Listen To "The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness"

    Thu, 11 May 2017 09:36:45

    The National Announce New Album, 'Sleep Well Beast', & Announce World Tour; Listen To "The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness" -

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    Over the past week, The National have been sharing teasing little glimpses into their new album - only they hadn't announced it yet. Now the New York-via-Cincinnati quintet has unveiled that their new album will be titled Sleep Well Beast and is due out September 8th via 4AD. They have also shared the first song from the record "The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness" along with its Casey Reas- directed video.

    For National fans, the song will be both familiar and new. Their trademark sound wafts throughout along with Berninger's brooding, dark lyrics, but their are also raw guitars careening through that at one point even present a classic-rock element via a solo.

    Along with the album announcement and new track, the band also announced an upcoming world tour. The band was already set to play Glastonbury Festival in the U.K. in June, along with Dessner curated HAVEN Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark. The band's official headlining tour will start with another Dessner curated festival, Sounds From a Safe Harbor, in Cork, Ireland on September 16th. The National's tour will take the band throughout Europe and to a variety of major cities in the U.S. Check out the full list of tour dates below.

    Sleep Well Beast Tracklist:
    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

    The National — 2017 Tour Dates:
    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 — Coliseu — 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

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    —The ARTISTdirect Staff
    05.11.17



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