THE NATIONAL release ‘Guilty Party’ single – Listen Now!

THE NATIONAL announce new album, new track + world tour
Photo credit: Graham MacIndoe

Today, The National have released the single ‘Guilty Party’ off their forthcoming album Sleep Well Beast out on September 8th on 4AD. Sleep Well Beast was produced by member Aaron Dessner with co-production by Bryce Dessner and Matt Berninger and recorded at Aaron’s Hudson Valley, NY studio, Long Pond. To celebrate the forthcoming album the band will be throwing a Guilty Party at Basilica Hudson on July 14th and 15th.

The collaborative concert will be performed in the round and will feature Buke & Gase, Nadia Sirota, Mouse On Mars, SŌ Percussion and more. The band has released 700 tickets for each night and they’re now available to purchase HERE with a portion of ticket sales benefiting Basilica Hudson. Each guest attending the show will receive a ‘Guilty Party’ 7-inch double-A single split with ‘The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness’. Beer will be provided by Mikkeller.

Video artist Casey Reas will be contributing live projection mapping for the event. Reas also directed the video for single, ‘Guilty Party’. “The video is a dream about memory and the degradation of memory; it’s about distance in time and space,” says Reas. “Time moves forward, but then backward as memory. The image of the two-faced Roman god Janus, who can look into the past and future, is the core visual language.”

Last week in Paris and the UK, The National performed new material off the forthcoming album for audiences for the first time. Portions of their victorious Pyramid stage set at Glastonbury can be viewed via the BBC. NME said in reviewing the Glastonbury performance, “their set’s only flaw: it just all ended too soon. But the impact they made was immense. They’ve played the long game, and they’ve won. It’s time for the world’s biggest cult band to become a whole new beast.”

The National will tour across the world in support of the album, kicking off in Cork, Ireland on September 16th. 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.

WORLD TOUR:

14/07/17 – Basilica Hudson – Hudson, NY
15/07/17 – Basilica Hudson – Hudson, NY
12/08/17 – HAVEN Festival – Copenhagen, DENMARK
16/09/17 – Cork Opera House – Cork, IRELAND **SOLD OUT**
17/09/17 – Vicar Street – Dublin, IRELAND **SOLD OUT**
18/09/17 – Vicar Street – Dublin, IRELAND **SOLD OUT**
20/09/17 – Usher Hall – Edinburgh, UK **SOLD OUT**
21/09/17 – Usher Hall – Edinburgh, UK **SOLD OUT**
22/09/17 – O2 Apollo – Manchester, UK **SOLD OUT**
23/09/17 – O2 Apollo – Manchester, UK **SOLD OUT**
25/09/17 – Eventim Hammersmith Apollo – London, UK
26/09/17 – Eventim Hammersmith Apollo – London, UK
27/09/17 – Eventim Hammersmith Apollo – London, UK
28/09/17 – Eventim Hammersmith Apollo – London, UK **SOLD OUT**
05/10/17 – Wang Theatre – Boston, MA, USA **SOLD OUT**
06/10/17 – Forest Hills Stadium – New York, NY, USA
11/10/17 – Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA, USA
12/10/17 – CalCoast Credit Union Open Air Theatre – San Diego, CA, USA
14/10/17 – Greek Theatre – Berkeley, CA, USA
21/10/17 – Elbphilharmonie – Hamburg, GERMANY
23/10/17 – Tempodrom – Berlin, GERMANY
24/10/17 – Tempodrom – Berlin, GERMANY
25/10/17 – AFAS Live – Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS **SOLD OUT**
26/10/17 – AFAS Live – Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS
28/10/17 – Coliseum – Lisbon, PORTUGAL **SOLD OUT**
30/10/17 – Palais des Beaux-Arts – Brussels, BELGIUM **SOLD OUT**
31/10/17 – Palais des Beaux-Arts – Brussels, BELGIUM **SOLD OUT**
02-04/11/17 – Pitchfork Paris, Paris, FRANCE
04/11/17 – Annexet – Stockholm, SWEDEN **SOLD OUT**
05/11/17 – Annexet – Stockholm, SWEDEN
06/11/17 – Sentrum Scene – Oslo, NORWAY
07/11/17 – Sentrum Scene – Oslo, NORWAY
27/11/17 – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall – Portland, OR, USA **SOLD OUT**
28/11/17 – Paramount Theatre – Seattle, WA, USA
29/11/17 – Paramount Theatre – Seattle, WA, USA
01/12/17 – Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Vancouver BC, CANADA **SOLD OUT**
02/12/17 – Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Vancouver BC, CANADA **SOLD OUT**
04/12/17 – Verizon Hall – Philadelphia, PA, USA **SOLD OUT**
07/12/17 – Metropolis – Montreal QC, CANADA **SOLD OUT**
08/12/17 – Metropolis – Montreal QC, CANADA **SOLD OUT**
09/12/17 – Sony Centre – Toronto ON, CANADA **SOLD OUT**
10/12/17 – Hamilton Place Theatre – Hamilton ON, CANADA **SOLD OUT**
12/12/17 – Civic Opera House – Chicago, IL, USA **SOLD OUT**
13/12/17 – Civic Opera House – Chicago, IL, USA **SOLD OUT**

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