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The National - Release Video For 'Dark Side Of The Gym'
The National : Release Video For 'Dark Side Of The Gym'
1st December 2017

The National are pleased to release the video for 'Dark Side Of The Gym', directed, choreographed and starring NYC Ballet Resident Choreographer and soloist Justin Peck and executive produced by former Miami City Ballet dancer and current dance filmmaker Ezra Hurwitz.  Also starring 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." 

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

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1st – Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver BC, Canada ^ [SOLD OUT]
2nd – Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver BC, Canada ^ [SOLD OUT]
4th – Verizon Hall, Philadelphia PA, US ^ [SOLD OUT]
5th – The Anthem, Washington, DC, US ^ [SOLD OUT]
7th – Metropolis, Montreal QC, Canada ^ [SOLD OUT]
8th – Metropolis, Montreal QC, Canada ^ [SOLD OUT]
9th – Sony Centre, Toronto ON, Canada ^ [SOLD OUT]
10th – Hamilton Place Theatre, Hamilton ON, Canada ^ [SOLD OUT]
11th – Buffalo Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY 
12th – Civic Opera House, Chicago IL, US ^ [SOLD OUT]
13th – Civic Opera House, Chicago IL, US ^ [SOLD OUT

19th - The Forum, Los Angeles, CA, USA
20th - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, The Joint, Las Vegas NV, US
23rd - Pepsi Center WTC, Mexico City, Mexico

21st – Sydney Opera House Forecourt, Sydney, Australia [SOLD OUT]
25th– Sydney Opera House Forecourt, Sydney, Australia
27th – Riverstage, Brisbane, Australia

16th-18th – Lollapalooza Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina
16th-18th – Lollapalooza Chile, Santiago, Chile
23rd - 25th – Festival Estereo Picnic, Bogota, Columbia
24th – Lollapalooza Brazil, Sao Paulo, Brazil 

2nd – All Points East Festival, Victoria Park, London, UK
07th – Northside Festival, Aarhus, Denmark
15th – Donnybrook Stadium, Dublin, Ireland
16th – Donnybrook Stadium, Dublin, Ireland

^  - w/ This Is The Kit ^