The National performed with Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, others at Eaux Claires (watch)
Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner’s Eaux Claires festival just wrapped up its fourth edition in Eau Claire, WI. The lineup and schedule, which weren’t announced until the beginning of the festival’s first day, included a Saturday (7/7) night set from The National on Eaux Claires’ stage in the round, Flambeaux. The band had a few surprises in store for Eaux Claires, including guest appearances and the live debut of a couple of new songs. After starting off their set with Phoebe Bridgers adding vocals to “Sorrow,” The National debuted two new songs, including one where they were joined by Josh Kaufman and Mike Lewis.
Later in the set,
The National return to NYC for There’s No Leaving New York at Forest Hills Stadium in September, and single day tickets for Saturday and Sunday are on sale now. Phoebe Bridgers is also on Saturday’s bill – perhaps she’ll reprise her “Sorrow” guest spot that night?
I’ve completely lost count on how many times I’ve seen these guys. And yet … they keep finding ways to knock me over. Well done, guys. The collaborations tonight … especially the one with the intensely amazing @julienrbaker… just left me with chills. Thank you, thank you, thank you. @thenational @greengloves777 @aarondessner @brycedessner @postmoderndrummer @distantstation @eauxclaireswi