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The National

The National‘s excellent new album Sleep Well Beast is out today on 4AD, and the band have been celebrating its release in NYC all week. They played a stripped-down set at the Apple Store in Williamsburg on Wednesday, and they performed on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night. They did one of the album’s most upbeat songs, “Day I Die,” and had tons of guest percussionists (members of So Percussion and Buke & Gase) on stage for the performance. Watch below.

They’ll play the new album in full at Bowery Ballroom tonight (9/8). The Rough Trade store in Williamsburg is giving away tickets with the first ten purchases of the band’s new album today (though it might be too late for that already). If you didn’t get in, you can listen live on SiriusXMU Channel 35, the SiriusXM app, and on siriusxm.com, at 7 PM Eastern.

The band’s proper tour includes a much larger NYC show on October 6 at Forest Hills Stadium with Daughter (buy tickets or win them). All dates are listed below.

Colbert also had Bernie Sanders on the show and tried to get him to say something nice about Trump. Watch that and The National’s performance, and stream Sleep Well Beast, below.

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The National — 2017/2018 Tour Dates
9/8/17 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
9/16/17 – Cork Opera House / Sounds From a Safe Harbour – Cork, IRELAND (SOLD OUT)
9/17/17 – Vicar Street – Dublin, IRELAND (SOLD OUT)
9/18/17 – Vicar Street – Dublin, IRELAND (SOLD OUT)
9/20/17 – Usher Hall – Edinburgh, UK (SOLD OUT)
9/21/17 – Usher Hall – Edinburgh, UK (SOLD OUT)
9/22/17 – O2 Apollo – Manchester, UK (SOLD OUT)
9/23/17 – O2 Apollo – Manchester, UK (SOLD OUT)
9/25/17 – Eventim Hammersmith Apollo – London, UK ^ (SOLD OUT)
9/26/17 – Eventim Hammersmith Apollo – London, UK ^ (SOLD OUT)
9/27/17 – Eventim Hammersmith Apollo – London, UK ^ (SOLD OUT)
9/28/17 – Eventim Hammersmith Apollo – London, UK ^ (SOLD OUT)
10/05/17 – Wang Theatre – Boston, MA * (SOLD OUT)
10/06/17 – Forest Hills Stadium – New York, NY #
10/7/17 – Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA #
10/8/17 – Masonic Hall – Detroit, MI #
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 # (SOLD OUT)
10/15/17 – Greek Theatre – Berkeley, CA
10/21/17 – Elbphilharmonie – Hamburg, GERMANY (SOLD OUT)
10/23/17 – Tempodrom – Berlin, GERMANY (SOLD OUT)
10/24/17 – Tempodrom – Berlin, GERMANY (SOLD OUT)
10/25/17 – AFAS Live – Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS (SOLD OUT)
10/26/17 – AFAS Live – Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS
10/28/17 – Coliseum – Lisbon, PORTUGAL (SOLD OUT)
10/30/17 – Bozar – Brussels, BELGIUM (SOLD OUT)
10/31/17 – Bozar – Brussels, BELGIUM (SOLD OUT)
11/02/17 – Pitchfork Paris, Paris FRANCE
11/04/17 – Annexet – Stockholm, SWEDEN (SOLD OUT)
11/05/17 – Annexet – Stockholm, SWEDEN
11/06/17 – Sentrum Scene – Oslo, NORWAY (SOLD OUT)
11/07/17 – Sentrum Scene – Oslo, NORWAY (SOLD OUT)
11/27/17 – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall – Portland, OR ^ (SOLD OUT)
11/28/17 – Paramount Theatre – Seattle, WA ^ (SOLD OUT)
11/29/17 – Paramount Theatre – Seattle, WA ^ (SOLD OUT)
12/01/17 – Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Vancouver BC, CANADA ^ (SOLD OUT)
12/02/17 – Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Vancouver BC, CANADA ^ (SOLD OUT)
12/04/17 – Verizon Hall – Philadelphia, PA ^ (SOLD OUT)
12/05/17 – The Anthem – Washington,DC ^ (SOLD OUT)
12/07/17 – Metropolis – Montreal QC, CANADA ^ (SOLD OUT)
12/08/17 – Metropolis – Montreal QC, CANADA ^ (SOLD OUT)
12/09/17 – Sony Centre – Toronto ON, CANADA ^ (SOLD OUT)
12/10/17 – Hamilton Place Theatre – Hamilton ON, CANADA ^ (SOLD OUT)
12/12/17 – Civic Opera House – Chicago, IL ^ (SOLD OUT)
12/13/17 – Civic Opera House – Chicago, IL ^ (SOLD OUT)
1/20/18 – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – The Joint – Las Vegas, NV
1/23/18 – Pepsi Center WTC – Mexico City, MX
2/21/18 – Sydney Opera House Forecourt – Sydney, AUSTRALIA
2/22/18 – Sydney Opera House Forecourt – Sydney, AUSTRALIA
2/25/18 – Villa Maria Winery – Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
2/27/18 – Riverstage – Brisbane, AUSTRALIA
3/1/18 – Sidney Myer Music Bowl – Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

# w/ Daughter
% w/ Local Natives
^ w/ This Is The Kit
* w/ Adia Victoria

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