SLEEP WELL BEAST
NUMBER 1 ALBUM IN THE UK
The Independent ***** | The Times **** | The Sun ****
Daily Star ***** | Daily Mirror **** | MOJO **** | Q **** | NME ****
The Observer – Album of the Week
The Sunday Times – Album of the Week
The Guardian – Album of the Week
The National celebrate their first Number 1 in the UK with their seventh studio album, Sleep Well Beast, out now and available on the band’s website on CD, digital and double LP formats.
“Thanks UK for our first number one record! It means a lot. We are number three in America. Which also means a lot :)” – The National
Further afield, The National has topped the album charts in Ireland and Canada, with Sleep Well Beast making the Top 4 in the USA, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden and Finland.
Produced by The National‘s own Aaron Dessner with co-production by co-members Bryce Dessner and Matt Berninger, Sleep Well Beast was mixed by Peter Katis and recorded at Long Pond – Aaron Dessner‘s Hudson Valley, NY studio – with additional sessions in Berlin, Paris and Los Angeles.
The National land in the UK this week for eight sold-out shows, as part of a world tour that takes in Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand. For tour information head to the band’s website.
For a glimpse of their staggering live show, watch their weekend performance in its entirety from Cork’s Opera House here.
UK & IRELAND TOUR:
18/09/17 – Vicar Street – Dublin, IRELAND **SOLD OUT**
20/09/17 – Usher Hall – Edinburgh, UK **SOLD OUT**
21/09/17 – Usher Hall – Edinburgh, UK **SOLD OUT**
22/09/17 – O2 Apollo – Manchester, UK **SOLD OUT**
23/09/17 – O2 Apollo – Manchester, UK **SOLD OUT**
25/09/17 – Eventim Hammersmith Apollo – London, UK ^ **SOLD OUT**
26/09/17 – Eventim Hammersmith Apollo – London, UK ^ **SOLD OUT**
27/09/17 – Eventim Hammersmith Apollo – London, UK ^ **SOLD OUT**
28/09/17 – Eventim Hammersmith Apollo – London, UK ^ **SOLD OUT**
^ w/ This Is The Kit
Nobody Else Will Be There
Day I Die
Walk It Back
The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness
Born to Beg
I’ll Still Destroy You
Carin at the Liquor Store
Dark Side of the Gym
Sleep Well Beast
The National by Graham MacIndoe
L-R: Bryce Dessner, Bryan Devendorf, Matt Berninger, Scott Devendorf, Aaron Dessner