THE NATIONAL release video for 'Dark Side Of The Gym' - Watch Now!

THE NATIONAL announce new album, new track + world tour
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The National have unveiled the video for ‘Dark Side Of The Gym’, directed, choreographed and starring NYC Ballet Resident Choreographer and soloist Justin Peck, with executive production by former Miami City Ballet dancer turned filmmaker Ezra Hurwitz. Also featuring fellow former Miami City Ballet mentor and Principal dancer Patricia Delgado, the video finds the duo gracefully move around a balloon-filled auditorium.

The video premiered via New Yorker, who described it as “essentially an extended pas de deux, highly technical but low-key, intimate, and a little sexy… The song and the video read like a love letter. At the end, as the music frays and the dancing stops, the camera settles on Delgado’s sorrowful, vulnerable expression.”

Watch the video for 'Dark Side Of The Gym' BELOW:

It’s already been a big week for the band, with the critically acclaimed new album Sleep Well Beast receiving Grammy nominations for Best Alternative Music Album and Best Recording Package.

Currently on a sold out North American tour, the band return to the UK to headline the inaugural All Points East festival on Saturday, June 2nd at London’s Victoria Park. Presented by renowned promoter Goldenvoice, All Points East is a brand new ten day event taking place from May 25 to June 3, 2018 in East London’s beautiful Victoria Park. On June 2, 2018 The National play their largest headline show to date as the first of the three APE Presents… stand alone shows. Alongside The National will be special guests The War On Drugs, Future Islands, The Districts, Warpaint and more to be announced. For more information, head to


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**
11/12/17 – Buffalo Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY **SOLD OUT**
12/12/17 - Civic Opera House - Chicago, IL, USA ^ **SOLD OUT**
13/12/17 - Civic Opera House - Chicago, IL, USA ^ **SOLD OUT**
19/01/18 – The Forum – Los Angeles, CA, USA
20/01/18 – The Joint – Las Vegas, NV, USA
23/01/18 – CDMX Pepsi Center – Mexico City, MEXICO
21/02/18 – Sydney Opera House Forecourt – Sydney, AUSTRALIA **SOLD OUT**
22/02/18 – Sydney Opera House Forecourt – Sydney, AUSTRALIA
25/02/18 – Villa Maria Winery – Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
27/02/18 – Riverstage – Brisbane, AUSTRALIA
01/03/18 – Sidney Myer Music Bowl – Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
16-18/03/18 – Lollapalooza Argentina – Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA
16-18/03/18 – Lollapalooza Chile – Santiago, CHILE
23-25/03/18– Festival Estereo Picnic – Bogota, COLUMBIA
24/03/18 – Lollapalooza Brazil – Sao Paulo, BRAZIL
02/06/18 – All Points East Festival – Victoria Park, London, ENGLAND
07/06/18 – Northside Festival – Aarhus, DENMARK
08/06/18 – Sideways Festival – Helsinki, FINLAND
15/06/18 – Donnybrook Stadium – Dublin, IRELAND
16/06/18 – Donnybrook Stadium – Dublin, IRELAND
13/07/18 – NOS ALIVE – Lisbon, PORTUGAL

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