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The National - 'Sleep Well Beast' Video, Plus Homecoming Festival
The National : 'Sleep Well Beast' Video, Plus Homecoming Festival
13th December 2017

The National are proud to announce the inaugural festival Homecoming in Association with MusicNOW, taking place 28th and 29th April in the band’s hometown of Cincinnati.  Curated by The National, the event will feature over 20 artists across two stages at Smale Park, in addition to venues throughout the city.  The National will perform completely different shows over two evenings.

The festival will also feature special guests, city-wide exhibitions, surprises and more starting the evening of Friday, 27th April.  Weekend passes go on sale on tomorrow, 15th December, at 10AM EST at NTLhomecoming.com.

The band has released the music video for the title track off their GRAMMY nominated album Sleep Well Beast.  The video is the fifth directed by Casey Reas, with Graham McIndoe, for the album.  Sleep Well Beast has also received a nomination for Best Recording Package for designers Luke Hayman and Andrea Trabucco-Campos of Pentagram.

You can buy from the 4AD Store here on LP/CD.
Find the album at your nearest indie record store here.
Buy and stream the album on the digital platform of your choice here

Nuanced, understated, restrained. It’s fantastic.” - The Guardian **** Album of the Week
Elegant, classy, subtly detailed.” - Q ****
It’s all beautifully put together.” - MOJO ****
Superb.” - Uncut 8/10
Play it on repeat in the bunker.” - NME ****
The dapper kings of elegant insecurity.” - Loud and Quiet 7/10
A beautiful piece of work.” - Record Collector ****
Strikingly beautiful.” - Long Live Vinyl 9/10
The National are as vital as ever.” - DIY ****
"It's the rare album that's both of the moment and timeless.” - USA Today (10 Best Albums of 2017)
"It's a rock record that rages against our freakish cultural moment not by sloganeering but by turning inward, circling wagons, taking stock of beauty and love and gathering strength for what lies ahead." - Rolling Stone (50 Best Albums of 2017)
“Sleep Well Beast highlights the National’s penchant for magnifying insular conflicts into something a lot of us can relate to in that moment, a record detailing marital struggles and familial bonds during what feels like the end of the world.” - Stereogum (50 Best Albums of 2017)

The National continue their world tour well into 2018, with the band returning to Europe in June.  A full list of dates can be found below.

January 2018
19th – The Forum, Los Angeles CA, USA
20th - The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas NV, US
23rd - Pepsi Center WTC, Mexico City, Mexico
21st - Sydney Opera House Forecourt, Sydney, Australia [SOLD OUT]
22nd - Sydney Opera House Forecourt ,Sydney, Australia
25th - Villa Maria Winery, Auckland, New Zealand
27th - Riverstage, Brisbane, Australia

1st - Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, Australia
16th - Lollapalooza Chile, Santiago, Chile
18th - Lollapalooza Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina
22nd-23rd - Circo Voador, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
24th - Lollapalooza Brazil, Sao Paulo, Brazil
25th - Festival Estereo Picnic, Bogota, Columbia

28th - Homecoming Festival at Smale Park & Beyond, Cincinnati OH, US
29th - Homecoming Festival at Smale Park & Beyond, Cincinnati OH, US

2nd - All Points East Festival (Victoria Park), London, England
7th - Northside Festival, Aarhus, Denmark
9th - Best Kept Secret Festival, Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands
10th - Sideways Festival, Helsinki, Finland
15th - Donnybrook Stadium, Dublin, Ireland
16th - Donnybrook Stadium, Dublin, Ireland

13th – NOS Alive, Lisbon, Portugal