THE NATIONAL RELEASE RAGNAR KJARTANSSON DIRECTED VIDEO FOR

“I’LL STILL DESTROY YOU”

THE NATIONAL TO PLAY INAUGURAL ALL POINTS EAST FESTIVAL AT LONDON’S VICTORIA PARK, SATURDAY, JUNE 2nd, 2018

Members of The National Announce December 11th, 2017 Buffalo Town Ballroom to Benefit String Works

Directed by Allan Sigurðsson and Ragnar Kjartansson
Produced by Lilja Gunnarsdóttir, Ingibjörg Sigurjónsdóttir and Haven Festival
Set design: Anda Skrejane, Christoph Fischer, Camilla Hägebarth, Julia Krawczynski.


The National released the video for “I’ll Still Destroy You” off their most recent album Sleep Well Beast (4AD). The band also announced a headlining slot during the second weekend of the inaugural All Points East festival on Saturday, June 2nd at London’s Victoria Park. Members of the National will also perform in Buffalo. NY on December 11th to benefit the Buffalo String Works, a not-for-profit that provides high-quality music instruction on stringed instruments to children of low-income, refugee and immigrant parents. Tickets for this show are available at TOWNBALLROOM.COM on Friday, October 27th at 12 pm ET.

In addition, The National recently announced a November 1st performance alongside Chance the Rapper and Gloria Estefan for the closing event for the Obama Foundation Summit: a community event that will bring together thousands to celebrate civic leaders making a difference around the world and inspire those in attendance and watching live to make a positive impact in their own communities. Chance the Rapper is working with the Foundation on the creative design of the event. Additional artists will be announced at a later date. The community event will be November 1 at 8:30 PM CT and live streamed at Obama.org. To sign up to receive emails from the Obama Foundation, sign HERE.

“I’ll Still Destroy You” was directed by Allan Sigurðsson and Icelandic performance and installation artist Ragnar Kjartansson. Ragnar, who also appears in the video, collaborated with The National for “A Lot Of Sorrow” which saw the band play their song “Sorrow” for six hours in front of a live audience at MOMA’s PS1. “I’ll Still Destroy You” was filmed in Copenhagen, Denmark during the Aaron and Bryce Dessner created HAVEN Festival. It was shot in one hour at Dope & Korruption, a pop-up bar created by Ragnar offering arancini, chocolate truffles, prosecco, classical music and a sailor striptease. During the video shoot the bar was shut down by Danish security officials and destroyed the day after. Watch “I’ll Still Destroy You” HERE.

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.

The National
With the release of Sleep Well Beast, The National achieved their highest chart position in the US to date, coming in at #2 on the Billboard Top 200. In addition they scored #1’s in the UK, Ireland, Portugal and Canada. The band received their highest chart position ever in a total of eleven countries. The National also claimed their first #1 at commercial radio on the Triple-A radio chart with “The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness.”Sleep Well Beast is the band’s seventh studio album and the follow up to their GRAMMY nominated album Trouble Will Find Me. Over their 16-year career the band has sold more than 1.7 million albums in the U.S. alone.

Photo Credit: Graham MacIndoe
Photo Credit: Graham MacIndoe

For additional information and pre-sale registration visit www.americanmary.com
Photo Credit: Graham MacIndoe

WORLD TOUR:

10/24/17 – Tempodrom – Berlin, GERMANY (SOLD OUT)
10/25/17 – AFAS Live – Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS (SOLD OUT)
10/26/17 – AFAS Live – Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS (SOLD OUT)
10/28/17 – Coliseum – Lisbon, PORTUGAL (SOLD OUT)
11/02/17 – Pitchfork Paris, Paris FRANCE (SOLD OUT)
11/04/17 – Annexet – Stockholm, SWEDEN (SOLD OUT)
11/05/17 – Annexet – Stockholm, SWEDEN (SOLD OUT)
11/06/17 – Sentrum Scene – Oslo, NORWAY (SOLD OUT)
11/07/17 – Sentrum Scene – Oslo, NORWAY (SOLD OUT)
11/09/17 – Forest National – Brussels, BELGIUM
11/27/17 – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall – Portland, OR (SOLD OUT)
11/28/17 – Paramount Theatre – Seattle, WA (SOLD OUT)
11/29/17 – Paramount Theatre – Seattle, WA (SOLD OUT)
12/01/17 – Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Vancouver BC, CANADA (SOLD OUT)
12/02/17 – Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Vancouver BC, CANADA (SOLD OUT)
12/04/17 – Verizon Hall – Philadelphia, PA (SOLD OUT)
12/05/17 – The Anthem – Washington,DC (SOLD OUT)
12/07/17 – Metropolis – Montreal QC, CANADA (SOLD OUT)
12/08/17 – Metropolis – Montreal QC, CANADA (SOLD OUT)
12/09/17 – Sony Centre – Toronto ON, CANADA (SOLD OUT)
12/10/17 – Hamilton Place Theatre – Hamilton ON, CANADA (SOLD OUT)
12/11/17 – Buffalo Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY NOTE: Members of The National
12/12/17 – Civic Opera House – Chicago, IL (SOLD OUT)
12/13/17 – Civic Opera House – Chicago, IL (SOLD OUT)
01/19/18 – The Forum – Los Angeles, California
01/20/18 – The Joint – Las Vegas, Nevada
01/19/18 – The Forum – Los Angeles, California
01/23/18 – CDMX Pepsi Center – Mexico City, Mexico
02/21/18 – Sydney Opera House Forecourt – Sydney, Australia
02/22/18 – Sydney Opera House Forecourt – Sydney, Australia
02/25/18 – Villa Maria Winery – Auckland, New Zealand
02/27/18 – Riverstage – Brisbane, Australia
03/16-03/18/18 – Lollapalooza Argentina – Buenos Aires, Argentina
03/16-03/18/18 – Lollapalooza Chile – Santiago, Chile
03/23-03/25/18 – Festival Estereo Picnic – Bogota, Colombia
03/24/18 – Lollapalooza Brazil – Sao Paulo, Brazil
06/02/18 – ALL Points East Festival – Victoria Park – London, England
06/07/18 – NorthSide Festival – Aarhus, Denmark
06/15/18 – Donnybrook Stadium – Dublin, Ireland
06/16/18 – Donnybrook Stadium – Dublin, Ireland