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The National release “I’ll Still Destroy You” video

The National at Forest Hills Stadium
The National at Forest Hills Stadium (more by Toby Tenenbaum)

The National have released another music video off their great new album Sleep Well Beast, this time for the gentle-yet-chaotic song “I’ll Still Destroy You.” The video was directed by Allan Sigurðsson and Icelandic performance and installation artist Ragnar Kjartansson, the latter of whom also appears in the video. Ragnar previously collaborated with The National at their six-hour MoMA PS1 performance A Lot of Sorrow.

More details via 4AD’s website: “[The video] 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 below.

The National also announced that they’re headlining the second week of the inaugural All Points East festival on Saturday, June 2nd at London’s Victoria Park. And they recently revealed that they’re performing at the closing event for the Obama Foundation Summit, along with Chance the Rapper and Gloria Estefan. That takes place on November 1 and it will stream live on Obama.org at 8:30 PM Central.

The National recently played Forest Hills Stadium and they covered Forest Hills natives the Ramones at that show. They’ve been doing a lot of covers on this tour, and they also filmed a video of themselves covering Tom Petty in honor of the late rock legend.

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The National — 2017/2018 Tour Dates
October
24th – Tempodrom, Berlin, Germany [SOLD OUT]
25th – AFAS Live, Amsterdam, The Netherlands [SOLD OUT]
26th – AFAS Live, Amsterdam, The Netherlands [SOLD OUT]
28th – Coliseum, Lisbon, Portugal [SOLD OUT]
30th – Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium [SOLD OUT]
31st – Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium [SOLD OUT]

November
1st – Obama Foundation Summit
2nd – 4th – Pitchfork Paris, Paris, France [SOLD OUT]
4th – Annexet, Stockholm, Sweden [SOLD OUT]
5th – Annexet, Stockholm, Sweden [SOLD OUT]
6th – Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway [SOLD OUT]
7th – Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway [SOLD OUT]
9th – Forest National – Brussels, Belgium
27th – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland OR, USA [SOLD OUT]
28th – Paramount Theatre, Seattle WA, US ^ [SOLD OUT]
29th – Paramount Theatre, Seattle WA, US ^ [SOLD OUT]

December
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]
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]

January
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

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

March
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

June
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 ^

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