The National is an American indo rock band from Cincinnati, Ohio, founded in 1999. The National is perhaps best known for their dark and interpretive lyrics, sung by Matt Berninger. The band also features Aaron Dessner on guitar and keyboard, Bryce Dessner on guitar, Scott Devendorf on bass, and Bryan Devedorf on drums. In 2014, The National won a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Album. The National’s first album was released in 2001 on Braddland Records, a label founded by Aaron and Bryce Dressner. The album included one of their most popular songs, “Beautiful Head”. In 2003, The National released their second studio album, titled Sad Songs for Dirty Lover, a collaboration with Paul Heck and Pete Katis. In 2004, The National released the EP Cherry Tree, which included “About Today” and “All the Wine”. The National released Alligator in 2005 on Beggars Banquet. This album was dubbed “Album on the Year” by the LA Times and many others. The band’s fourth studio album was titled Boxer and released in 2007. This was yet another critically acclaimed album for the band, hitting the number one position in many outlets, such as Sterogum and Paste Magazine. In the summer of 2008, The Nation went on tour with Modest Mouse and R.E.M. playing at stadiums all over the world as well as major music festivals such as Lollapalooza. The National began collaborating with Vincent Moon to film A Skin, A Night as well as the music videos for “Daughter of the Doho Riots” and “Lit Up”. Vincent Moon also did the album artwork for The National album, Alligator. In 2009, the band released a compilation titled Dark Was The Night. The National comtributed their track “Ciao My Shining Star: The Songs of Mark Mulcahy” in 2009 in support of Polaris frontman who lost his wife. The band also covered the Polaris song, “Ashamed of the Story I Told” on their album, Music from The Adventures of Pete & Pete. In 2010, the band released High Violet, featuring the song “Terrible Love”. High Violet quickly went gold, selling over 600,000 copies worldwide. The band followed the album release up with a world tour. The National released Trouble Will Find Me in 2013, yet another critically acclaimed album which debuted in the number 3 position in the album charts and winning the band a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Album. The National live performances are characteristic of their dark lyric style and theatrical stage presence. Don’t miss your chance to see The National perform live in concert. Score with TicketCity – the place to go for The National Tickets.
The National Tour – 2015
In 2015, The National performed at arenas, stadiums, and music festivals worldwide. During their performances in 2015, The National performed many of their hit singles and fan favorite songs, such as “Beautiful Head “, “Terrible Love” and many more. The National live performances are characteristic of their dark lyric style and theatrical stage presence