The National Release New Song and Announce Toronto Show

'Sleep Well Beast' is the band's seventh album to date

After a week of teases and confirming their album release, The National gave us more today namely the first song off the forthcoming album Sleep Well Beast and a slew of Tour Dates that we can start to salivate over, including a December 9th Toronto Show. As we reported yesterday the new album will be out September 8, 2017 and is the first record since The National’s 2013’s Trouble Will Find Me.

The first song off the record is titled The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness and is accompanied by a music video that highlights the tensions between the digital world and nature. Listen/watch above or below.

The National 2017 Tour Dates:
06/21 – Pilton, UK @ Glastonbury Music Festival
08/12 – Copenhagen, DK @ HAVEN Festival
09/16 – Cork, IE @ Cork Opera House/Sounds From a Safe Harbour
09/17 – Dublin, IE @ Vicar Street
09/18 – Dublin, IE @ Vicar Street
09/20 – Edinburgh, UK @ Usher Hall
09/21 – Edinburgh, UK @ Usher Hall
09/22 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Apollo
09/23 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Apollo
09/25 – London, UK @ Eventim Hammersmith Apollo
09/26 – London, UK @ Eventim Hammersmith Apollo
09/27 – London, UK @ Eventim Hammersmith Apollo
09/28 – London, UK @ Eventim Hammersmith Apollo
10/05 – Boston, MA @ Wang Theatre
10/06 – Queens, NY @ Forest Hills Stadium
10/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
10/12 – San Diego, CA @ CalCoast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
10/14 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre
10/21 – Hamburg, DE @ Elphilharmonie
10/23 – Berlin, DE @ Tempodrom
10/24 – Berlin, DE @ Tempodrom
10/25 – Amsterdam, NL @ AFAS Live
10/28 – Lisbon, PT @ Coliseum
10/30 – Brussels, BE @ Bozar
10/31 – Brussels, BE @ Bozar
11/02 – Paris, FR @ Pitchfork Music Festival Paris
11/04 – Stockholm, SE @ Annexet
11/05 – Stockholm, SE @ Annexet
11/06 – Oslo, NO @ Sentrum Scene
11/07 – Oslo, NO @ Sentrum Scene
11/27 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
11/28 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
11/29 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
12/01 – Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
12/02 – Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
12/04 – Philadelphia, PA @ Verizon Hall
12/07 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
12/08 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
12/09 – Toronto, ON @ Sony Centre
12/10 – Hamilton, ON @ Hamilton Place Theatre
12/12 – Chicago, IL @ Civic Opera House
12/13 – Chicago, IL @ Civic Opera House