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The National - Announce New Live Performance Film & EP
The National : Announce New Live Performance Film & EP
19th August 2019

The National are thrilled to announce the release of The National: I Am Easy To Find, Live From New York’s Beacon Theatre via Amazon Prime Video and The National: Live From New York’s Beacon Theatre EP via Amazon Music, marking the service’s first collaboration with 4AD.  Both the film and EP will be available this Friday, 23rd August.  

Ahead of the release you can watch the trailer for the performance and listen to ‘Rylan’ HERE.

On April 22, 2019, The National took the stage at NYC’s famed Beacon Theatre for “A Special Evening With The National,” one of a series of five unique sold-out events in Paris, New York, London, Toronto and Los Angeles where the band performed their newest album and Mike Mills directed short film I Am Easy To Find starring Alicia Vikander.  This concert document includes a complete performance of that album, special only to the Beacon Theatre show, with guest appearances from the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Julien Baker, This Is The Kit and Mina Tindle.  The band also came out for an encore featuring songs from the band’s extensive catalogue.  In addition to the film, Amazon Music will be releasing five songs from the evening as very special EP release, featuring ‘Rylan,’ ‘You Had Your Soul With You,’ ‘I Am Easy To Find,’ ‘Where is Her Head’  from their latest album and ‘The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness’ from their GRAMMY Award-Winning album Sleep Well Beast.

The National: Live From New York’s Beacon Theatre EP
1. Rylan
2. You Had Your Soul With You
3. I Am Easy To Find
4. Where Is Her Head
5. The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness

The National: I Am Easy To Find, Live From New York’s Beacon Theatre film screenings have been announced in NYC, LA and Seattle on 20th August.  RSVP links and locations provided below.

August 20th Film Screenings:
Brooklyn, NY - Nitehawk Cinema Prospect Park, 7pm screening - RSVP HERE
Los Angeles, CA - NeueHouse Hollywood, 7pm screening - RSVP HERE
Seattle, WA - Northwest Film Forum, 7:30pm screening - RSVP HERE

28th - Deer Lake Park, Vancouver BC, Canada**
29th - Marymoor Park, Seattle WA, US** **SOLD OUT**
30th - Edgefield, Portland OR, US** **SOLD OUT**

1st - Frost Amphitheater, Stanford CA, US**
2nd - Greek Theatre. Los Angeles CA, US**
3rd - Comerica Theatre, Phoenix AZ, US**
5th - Odgen Ampitheater, Odgen UT, US**
6th - Mission Ballroom, Ogden, UT, US**
7th - Mission Ballroom, Ogden, UT, US***
8th - Santa Fe Opera House, Santa Fe NM, US**
10th - 360 Amphitheatre, Austin TX, US**
11th -  White Oak Music Hall, Houston TX, US**

16th - Pepsi Center, Mexico City, Mexico
19th - Coordenada Festival, Guadalajara, MX 
24th - Agganis Arena, Boston, MA, US

25th - Torwar Hall, Warsaw, Poland
26th - Columbiahalle, Berlin, Germany
27th - Columbiahalle, Berlin, Germany
29th - Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark

1st - Ruhrcongress, Bochum, Germany
2nd - Palladium, Cologne, Germany
3rd - Samsung Hall, Zurich, Switzerland
4th - Zenith, Munich, Germany
5th - Porsche Arena, Stuttgart, Germany
7th - Brighton Centre, Brighton, UK^
8th - First Direct Arena, Leeds, UK^
9th - Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, UK^
10th - Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham, UK^

17th - Zepp DiverCity, Tokyo, JP
18th - Zepp DiverCity, Tokyo, JP 
21st - Freemantle Arts Centre, Perth, AU
22nd - Freemantle Arts Centre, Perth, AU   
24th - ICC, Sydney, AU
25th - ICC, Sydney, AU
27th - Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane, AU 
28th - Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane, AU 
30th - Palais Theatre, Melbourne, AU 
31st - Palais Theatre, Melbourne, AU 

1st - Palais Theatre, Melbourne, AU 
3rd - ASB Aotea Centre, Auckland, NZ
4th - ASB Aotea Centre, Auckland, NZ 

**w/ Alvvays
^ w/Jenny Lewis


More about The National

The National have established themselves as mainstays of arenas and festivals with sold-out performances and headlining slots around the world.  With the release of their most recent album, 2017 Grammy® Award-winning Sleep Well Beast scored #1's in the UK, Ireland, Portugal and Canada.  In addition, they achieved their highest chart position ever in a total of eleven countries including #2 on the US Billboard Top 200.  The National also claimed their first #1 at commercial radio on the Triple-A radio chart with ‘The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness.’  The songs off Sleep Well Beast are instantly recognisable as The National, but their sound has evolved and expanded.  

Both individually and collectively The National’s members have been involved in countless artistic, charitable and socio-political pursuits.  The group released ‘A Lot of Sorrow’ documenting their collaboration with installation artist Ragnar Kjartansson, that took place at MOMA’s PS1 and saw the band play their song ‘Sorrow’ for six hours in front of a live audience.  They are behind the Red Hot benefit albums Dark Was The Nightand Day Of The Dead,and the compilation boxed set titled 7-Inches for Planned Parenthood.   Band members have received a Golden Globe Nomination for work on the score of the 2015 film Revenant, founded or play a major part in MusicNow, Eaux Claires and Haven Festival and Boston Calling, and participated heavily in both Barack Obama Presidential Campaigns, and much more.  

2013 also saw the theatrical release of their documentary, Mistaken For Strangers set to the backdrop of the band’s 2010 release High Violet.  The documentary was chosen to premiere on the opening night of the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival followed by a theatrical release in the US and worldwide distribution.  Over their 16-year career the band has sold more than 1.7 million albums in the U.S. alone. 

The National consists of Matt Berninger (vocals) fronting two pairs of brothers: Aaron (guitar, bass, piano) and Bryce Dessner (guitar, piano), and Scott (bass, guitar) and Bryan Devendorf (drums).