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The National Announce ‘Sleep Well Beast’ + World Tour/ Reveal “The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness”

The National are pleased to announce their 7th studio album – Sleep Well Beast – to be released on September 8th 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 & Los Angeles. Sleep Well Beast is available for pre-order today and will be available in CD, digital and double LP formats. Listen here

The National debuts the track “The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness,” in this Casey Reas directed video.

The band has also announced a World Tour in support of the album, kicking off in Cork, Ireland on September 16th. The ticket pre-order begins Monday, May 15th with public on-sale beginning Friday, May 19th. Highlights include Forest Hills Stadium in New York on October 6th, The Hollywood Bowl on October 11th and multiple night residencies in more than 10 cities across Europe and North America. Every ticket in North America includes a digital copy of Sleep Well Beast delivered on September 8th. The National will also play Glastonbury and Haven Festival in Copenhagen this summer. For additional information and pre-sale registration visit www.americanmary.com


Nobody Else Will Be There

Day I Die

Walk It Back

The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness

Born to Beg


Empire Line

I’ll Still Destroy You

Guilty Party

Carin at the Liquor Store

Dark Side of the Gym

Sleep Well Beast


06/21/17 – Glastonbury Festival – Glastonbury, UK

08/12/17 – HAVEN Festival – Copenhagen, DENMARK

9/16/17 – Cork Opera House / Sounds From a Safe Harbour – Cork, IRELAND

9/17/17 – Vicar Street – Dublin, IRELAND

9/18/17 – Vicar Street – Dublin, IRELAND

9/20/17 – Usher Hall – Edinburgh, UK

9/21/17 – Usher Hall – Edinburgh, UK

9/22/17 – O2 Apollo – Manchester, UK

9/23/17 – O2 Apollo – Manchester, UK

9/25/17 – Eventim Hammersmith Apollo – London, UK

9/26/17 – Eventim Hammersmith Apollo – London, UK

9/27/17 – Eventim Hammersmith Apollo – London, UK

9/28/17 – Eventim Hammersmith Apollo – London, UK

10/05/17 – Wang Theatre – Boston, MA

10/06/17 – Forest Hills Stadium – New York, NY

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

10/21/17 – Elbphilharmonie – Hamburg, GERMANY

10/23/17 – Tempodrom – Berlin, GERMANY

10/24/17 – Tempodrom – Berlin, GERMANY

10/25/17 – AFAS Live – Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS

10/28/17 – Coliseum – Lisbon, PORTUGAL

10/30/17 – Bozar – Brussels, BELGIUM

10/31/17 – Bozar – Brussels, BELGIUM

11/02/17 – 11/04/17 – Pitchfork Paris, Paris FRANCE

11/04/17 – Annexet – Stockholm, SWEDEN

11/05/17 – Annexet – Stockholm, SWEDEN

11/06/17 – Sentrum Scene – Oslo, NORWAY

11/07/17 – Sentrum Scene – Oslo, NORWAY

11/27/17 – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall – Portland, OR

11/28/17 – Paramount Theatre – Seattle, WA

11/29/17 – Paramount Theatre – Seattle, WA

12/01/17 – Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Vancouver BC, CANADA

12/02/17 – Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Vancouver BC, CANADA

12/04/17 – Verizon Hall – Philadelphia, PA

12/07/17 – Metropolis – Montreal QC, CANADA

12/08/17 – Metropolis – Montreal QC, CANADA

12/09/17 – Sony Centre – Toronto ON, CANADA

12/10/17 – Hamilton Place Theatre – Hamilton ON, CANADA

12/12/17 – Civic Opera House – Chicago, IL

12/13/17 – Civic Opera House – Chicago, IL

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