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The National - New Album 'Sleep Well Beast', Plus New Single Out Now
The National : New Album 'Sleep Well Beast', Plus New Single Out Now
11th May 2017

The National are pleased to announce their 7th studio album - Sleep Well Beast - to be released on 8th September 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 and Los Angeles.

Sleep Well Beast is available for pre-order today at americanmary.com and will be available in CD, digital and double LP formats.
You can pre-order on standard 2xLP (white vinyl), limited indie exclusive 2xLP (blue vinyl) or CD via 4AD here.
You can pre-order on all digital platforms here.

The National debuts the track ‘The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness’, in this Casey Reas directed video.  You can also stream the track here.

The band has also announced a World Tour in support of the album, kicking off in Cork, Ireland on 16th September.  The ticket pre-order begins Monday, 15th May with public on-sale beginning Friday, 19th May.  Highlights include multiple night residencies in Dublin, Edinburgh, Manchester and London.  Every ticket in North America includes a digital copy of Sleep Well Beast delivered on 8th September.  UK and European customers pre-ordering Sleep Well Beast (via specific retailers) before 10am BST on Sunday 14th May will receive an exclusive early access code for Monday’s tour pre-sale.  All details available here.  The National will also play Glastonbury and Haven Festival in Copenhagen this summer.  For additional information visit www.americanmary.com

The National - Sleep Well Beast

1. Nobody Else Will Be There
2. Day I Die
3. Walk It Back
4. The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness
5. Born to Beg
6. Turtleneck
7. Empire Line
8. I’ll Still Destroy You
9. Guilty Party
10. Carin at the Liquor Store
11. Dark Side of the Gym
12. Sleep Well Beast

23rd - 25th - Glastonbury Festival - Glastonbury, UK

12th - HAVEN Festival - Copenhagen, Denmark

16th - Cork Opera House / Sounds From a Safe Harbour, Cork, Ireland
17th - Vicar Street, Dublin, Ireland
18th - Vicar Street, Dublin, Ireland
20th - Usher Hall, Edinburgh, UK
21st - Usher Hall, Edinburgh, UK
22nd - O2 Apollo, Manchester, UK
23rd - O2 Apollo, Manchester, UK
25th - Eventim Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK
26th - Eventim Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK
27th - Eventim Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK
28th - Eventim Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK

5th - Wang Theatre, Boston MA, US
6th - Forest Hills Stadium, New York NY, US
11th - Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles CA, US
12th - CalCoast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, San Diego CA, US
14th - Greek Theatre, Berkeley CA, US
21st - Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg, Germany
23rd - Tempodrom, Berlin, Germany
24th - Tempodrom, Berlin, Germany
25th - AFAS Live, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
28th - Coliseum, Lisbon, Portugal
30th - Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium
31st - Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium

2nd - 4th - Pitchfork Paris, Paris, France
4th - Annexet, Stockholm, Sweden
5th - Annexet, Stockholm, Sweden
6th - Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway
7th - Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway
27th - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland OR, US
28th - Paramount Theatre, Seattle WA, US
29th - Paramount Theatre, Seattle WA, US

1st - Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver BC, Canada
2nd - Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver BC, Canada
4th - Verizon Hall, Philadelphia PA, US
7th - Metropolis, Montreal QC, Canada
8th - Metropolis, Montreal QC, Canada
9th - Sony Centre, Toronto ON, Canada
10th - Hamilton Place Theatre, Hamilton ON, Canada
12th - Civic Opera House, Chicago IL, US
13th - Civic Opera House, Chicago IL, US