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The National - Announce 'Boxer Live In Brussels', A Record Store Day Release
The National : Announce 'Boxer Live In Brussels', A Record Store Day Release
6th March 2018

GRAMMY-winning band The National are pleased to announce a very special Record Store Day release – a live recording of their seminal album, Boxer.  On November 9th, 2017, The National wrapped up their European tour by performing the album in its entirety, celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Boxer’s debut.  Now, Boxer Live In Brussels will be released on 21st April on vinyl for Record Store Day – a day to celebrate the culture of the independently owned record store.

Released in 2007, Boxer received widespread critical acclaim and landed the band in the Billboard Top 200 for the first time in their career.  The album went on to sell over 430,000 copies in the U.S. alone.  The track ‘Fake Empire’ was used widely by Barack Obama throughout his presidential campaign the following year.

On April 28th and 29th in their hometown of Cincinnati, OH, The National will host their inaugural Homecoming festival.  The line-up includes Father John Misty, Feist, The Breeders, Future Islands and more, and the band will perform an encore presentation of Boxer live.

The National will be on tour throughout 2018, see dates below.

16th - Lollapalooza Chile, Santiago, Chile
18th - Lollapalooza Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina
22nd - 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 #
30th - Sprint Pavilion, Charlottesville, VA, US ^

1st - Red Hat Amphitheater, Raleigh, NC, US ^
3rd - Ascend Amphitheater, Nashville, TN, US ^
4th - Exploreasheville Arena, Asheville, NC, US ^
5th - St. Augustine Amphitheatre, St. Augustine, FL, US ^
6th - Shaky Knees Festival, Atlanta, GA, US
25th - Boston Calling Music Festival, Boston, MA, US
27th - Sasquatch! Music Festival, George, WA, US

1st - Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona, Spain
2nd - All Points East Festival (Victoria Park), London, England *
6th - Garden, Gothenburg, Sweden
8th - 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

10th – SRC ŠALATA, Zagreb, Croatia
11th - Ahoi! The Full Hit Of Summer Festival, Linz, Austria
13th – NOS Alive, Lisbon, Portugal
14th - TW Classic, Werchter, Belgium

4th - Fort York +, Toronto, ON, Canada +

7th - Milano Rocks, Milano, Italy
8th - Lollapalooza Berlin, Berlin, Germany
24th - Greek Theatre, Berkeley, CA, US ^
25th - Greek Theatre, Berkeley, CA, US >

~ w/ Spoon
^ w/ Big Thief  
# w/ Father John Misty, Feist, Future Islands, The Breeders, Lord Huron, Julien Baker, Moses Sumney, Alvvays, Big Thief
+ w/ Father John Misty, Jenny Lewis, Julien Baker, and Dan Edmonds  
* w/ The War on Drugs, Future Islands, Warpaint, The Districts, and more   
> w Cat Power