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The National - Score Highest Chart Positions Of Career
The National : Score Highest Chart Positions Of Career
20th September 2017

The National have achieved their highest chart position in the US today, coming in at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 for their new album Sleep Well Beast.  In addition they have scored #1's in the UK, Ireland, Portugal and Canada.  The band received their highest chart position ever in a total of eleven countries.  The National also claimed their first #1 at commercial radio on the Triple-A radio chart with "The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness."

Sleep Well Beast is the band's seventh studio album and the follow up to their GRAMMY nominated album Trouble Will Find Me.  Over their 16-year career the band has sold more than 1.7 million albums in the U.S. alone.  The National are currently on a sold-out tour of the UK and return to the U.S. for a run of dates beginning October 5th.  Highlights include Forrest Hills Stadium in New York, NY on October 6th and The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on October 11th. 

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.

"Elegant melancholia isn't enough for the National anymore.  On its seventh album, "Sleep Well Beast," its new songs have more rhythmic ferment and melodic crosscurrents; they translate emotional complexity into musical counterpoint."​ - The New York Times
"Over the past 16 years this veteran indie quintet has quietly become one of the biggest bands in the country, and with their seventh album they've achieved the rare feat of releasing one of their best - if not the best - collection to date." - Variety
"The National's best LP yet. Haunted by Mordant beauty, rattled paranoia.​" - Rolling Stone ****
"The National is back when we need them most...  on their sonically expansive seventh outing, [they] have come roaring back with their most ambitious, urgent album yet."​ - USA TODAY
"The National's upcoming full-length, Sleep Well Beast, is shaping up to be the best album the band has done." - NPR
“Elegant, classy, subtly detailed” Q ****
“Nuanced, understated, restrained. It’s fantastic” - The Guardian **** (Album of the Week)
"Sleep Well Beast is a towering achievement." - Under the Radar
"This seventh record from the aughts' indie superstars promises a feast of grandiose rock." - New York Magazine
"Sleep Well Beast kicks harder than any National album in more than a decade." - Stereogum
"This generation's glum-funny heir to Leonard Cohen, Matt Berninger, delivers unusually lucid lyrics as his now-venerable Brooklyn band experiments with drum machines and snarling guitar solos." - The Atlantic
“Superb” - Uncut
“It’s all beautifully put together” - MOJO ****

20th – Usher Hall, Edinburgh, UK & [SOLD OUT]
21st – Usher Hall, Edinburgh, UK & [SOLD OUT]
22nd – O2 Apollo, Manchester, UK & [SOLD OUT]
23rd – O2 Apollo, Manchester, UK & [SOLD OUT]
25th – Eventim Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK ^ [SOLD OUT]
26th – Eventim Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK ^ [SOLD OUT]
27th – Eventim Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK ^ [SOLD OUT]
28th – Eventim Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK ^ [SOLD OUT]

5th – Wang Theatre, Boston MA, US * [SOLD OUT]
6th – Forest Hills Stadium, New York NY, US #
7th – Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA, US #
8th – Masonic Hall, Detroit, MI, 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 [SOLD OUT]
15th - Greek Theatre, Berkeley CA, US
21st – Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg, Germany [SOLD OUT]
23rd – Tempodrom, Berlin, Germany + [SOLD OUT]
24th – Tempodrom, Berlin, Germany + [SOLD OUT]
25th – AFAS Live, Amsterdam, The Netherlands [SOLD OUT]
26th – AFAS Live, Amsterdam, The Netherlands [SOLD OUT]
28th – Coliseum, Lisbon, Portugal [SOLD OUT]
30th – Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium [SOLD OUT]
31st – Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium [SOLD OUT]

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

1st – Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver BC, Canada ^ [SOLD OUT]
2nd – Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver BC, Canada ^ [SOLD OUT]
4th – Verizon Hall, Philadelphia PA, US ^ [SOLD OUT]
5th – The Anthem, Washington DC, US ^ 
7th – Metropolis, Montreal QC, Canada ^ [SOLD OUT]
8th – Metropolis, Montreal QC, Canada ^ [SOLD OUT]
9th – Sony Centre, Toronto ON, Canada ^ [SOLD OUT]
10th – Hamilton Place Theatre, Hamilton ON, Canada ^ [SOLD OUT]
12th – Civic Opera House, Chicago IL, US ^ [SOLD OUT]
13th – Civic Opera House, Chicago IL, US ^ [SOLD OUT]

20th - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, The Joint, 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

& - w/ Luluc
+ - w/ Lisa Hannigan  
# - w/ Daughter
% - w/ Local Natives  
^  - w/ This Is The Kit ^   
* - w/ Adia Victoria