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The National Announce New Album ‘Sleep Well Beast’

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The National - Sleep Well Beast

The National have announced details for their highly anticipated seventh album, Sleep Well Beast, which is set for release on September 8th via 4AD. The album, which marks the band’s first album since 2013’s Trouble Will Find Me, will feature the new song “The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness”, which you can stream below.

The National’s Aaron Dessner produced Sleep Well Beast with co-production from the band’s Bryce Dessner and Matt Berlinger at Aaron Dessner’s Long Pond studio in Hudson Valley, New York. Check out the full tracklist below.

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. Every ticket in North America includes a digital copy of Sleep Well Beast delivered on September 8th. UK and European customers pre-ordering Sleep Well Beast (via specific retailers) before 10am BST on Sunday May 14th will receive an exclusive early access code for Monday’s tour pre-sale. See the full list of dates below.

Sleep Well Beast is available for pre-order today and will be available in CD, digital and double LP formats.

Sleep Well Beast Tracklist
1. Nobody Else Will Be There
2. Day I Die
3. Walk It Back
4. The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness
5. Born to Beg
6. Turtleneck
7. Empire Line
8. I’ll Still Destroy You
9. Guilty Party
10. Carin at the Liquor Store
11. Dark Side of the Gym
12. Sleep Well Beast

The National 2017 Tour Dates:
06/21 Glastonbury, UK – Glastonbury Festival –
08/12 Copenhagen, Denmark – HAVEN Festival
09/16 Cork, Ireland – Cork Opera House
09/17 Dublin, Ireland – Vicar Street
09/18 Dublin, Ireland – Vicar Street
09/20 Edinburgh, UK – Usher Hall
09/21 Edinburgh, UK – Usher Hall
09/22 Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo
09/23 Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo
09/25 London, UK – Eventim Hammersmith Apollo
09/26 London, UK – Eventim Hammersmith Apollo
09/27 London, UK – Eventim Hammersmith Apollo
09/28 London, UK – Eventim Hammersmith Apollo
10/05 Boston, MA – Wang Theatre
10/06 New York, NY – Forest Hills Stadium
10/11 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
10/12 San Diego, CA – CalCoast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
10/14 Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre
10/21 Hamburg, Germany – Elbphilharmonie
10/23 Berlin, Germany – Tempodrom
10/24 Berlin, Germany – Tempodrom
10/25 Amsterdam, The Netherlands – AFAS Live
10/28 Lisbon, Portugal – Coliseum
10/30 Brussels, Belgium – Bozar
10/31 Brussels, Belgium – Bozar
11/04 Stockholm, Sweden – Annexet
11/05 Stockholm, Sweden – Annexet
11/06 Oslo, Norway – Sentrum Scene
11/07 Oslo, Norway – Sentrum Scene
11/27 Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
11/28 Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
11/29 Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
12/01 Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
12/02 Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
12/04 Philadelphia, PA – Verizon Hall
12/07 Montreal, QC – Metropolis
12/08 Montreal, QC – Metropolis
12/09 Toronto, ON – Sony Centre
12/10 Hamilton, ON – Hamilton Place Theatre
12/12 Chicago, IL – Civic Opera House
12/13 Chicago, IL – Civic Opera House


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