The National

QRO's spotlight goes bigger than ever for the bigger than ever National. ...

QRO’s spotlight goes bigger than ever for the bigger than ever National.

 

Name: The National

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY (originally from Cincinnati, OH)

Associated act(s): Clogs, EL VY, LNZNDRF, Sufjan Stevens

Members: Matt Berninger, Aaron Dessner, Bryce Dessner, Bryan Devendorf, Scott Devendorf

Albums: The National (2001), Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers (2003), Cherry Tree EP (2004), Alligator (2005), Boxer (2007), Virginia EP (2008), High Violet (2010), Trouble Will Find Me (2013), Sleep Well Beast (2017)

TV shows appeared on: Late Show with David Letterman (CBS), Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC), Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (CBS), Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC), Austin City Limits (PBS), The Colbert Report (COMEDY CENTRAL), Live at Artist’s Den (PBS), Saturday Night Live (NBC)

The NationalRelated Articles:

Review of Boxer

Photo gallery from South Street Seaport in New York, NY on August 17th, 2007

Live review at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY on October 12th, 2007

Photo gallery from Music Hall of Williamsburg

Featured in “Top 25 Albums of 2007”

Review of Virginia EP

Photo gallery from Central Park SummerStage in New York, NY on August 4th, 2008

Review as part of Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, TX on November 8th, 2008

Photo gallery from Fun Fun Fun Fest

Photo gallery from Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, IL on July 18th, 2009

Photo gallery from Big Ears Music Festival in Knoxville, TN on March 28th, 2010

Review of High Violet

Review as part of Sasquatch! Music Festival in George, WA on May 29th, 2010

Photo gallery from Electric Factory in Philadelphia, PA on June 4th, 2010

Photo gallery from Electric Factory on June 5th, 2010

Photo gallery from D.A.R. Constitutional Hall in Washington, D.C. on June 6th, 2010

Photo gallery from Massey Hall in Toronto, ON, Canada on June 9th, 2010

Photo gallery from Rockin’ at The Knox, Knox Art Gallery, in Buffalo, NY on June 18th, 2010

Photo gallery from The Paradiso in Amsterdam, Netherlands on July 6th, 2010

Photo gallery from Tivoli in Utrecht, Netherlands on July 7th, 2010

Photo gallery from Stadtpark in Hamburg, Germany on July 8th, 2010

Photo gallery from The Corn Exchange in Brighton, U.K. on July 9th, 2010

Review as part of Osheaga Music Festival in Montreal, PQ, Canada on July 31st, 2010

Photo gallery from Osheaga

Review as part of Haldern Pop Music Festival in Rees-Haldern, Germany on August 14th, 2010

Photo gallery from Haldern Pop

Interview with Scott Devendorf

Review as part of Music Fest NW Day Five at Pioneer Courthouse Square in Portland, OR on September 12th, 2010

Photo gallery from Pioneer Courthouse Square

Review as part of Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin, TX on October 10th, 2010

Photo gallery from Treasure Island Music Festival in San Francisco, CA on October 17th, 2010

Photo gallery from Crossing Border Festival in den Haag, Netherlands on November 21st, 2010

Review of High Violet (Expanded Edition)

Featured in “Top 50 Albums of 2010”

Photo gallery from Vorst National in Brussels, Belgium on February 15th, 2011

Review as part of Cross Linx Festival in The Netherlands, February 16th-19th, 2011

Photo gallery from Day One of Cross-Linx Festival in Utrecht, Netherlands on February 16th, 2011

Photo gallery of Scott Devendorf DJing on Day Two of Cross-Linx Festival in Eindhoven, Netherlands on February 17th, 2011

Photo gallery of Aaron & Bryce Dessner from Day Two of Cross-Linx Festival in Eindhoven, Netherlands on February 17th, 2011

Photo gallery from Day Two of Cross-Linx Festival in Eindhoven, Netherlands on February 17th, 2011

Photo gallery from Day Three of Cross-Linx Festival in Groningen, Netherlands on February 18th, 2011

Photo gallery from Day Four of Cross-Linx Festival in Rotterdam, Netherlands on February 19th, 2011

Photo gallery from Mejeriet in Lund, Sweden on February 28th, 2011

Photo gallery from Cirkus in Stockholm, Sweden on March 1st, 2011

Photo gallery from Coliseu do Porto in Oporto, Portugal on May 23rd, 2011

Photo gallery from Camp Pequeno in Lisbon, Portugal on May 24th, 2011

Review as part of Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona, Spain on May 28th, 2011

Photo gallery from Primavera Sound Festival on May 28th, 2011

Photo gallery of Aaron & Bryce Dessner’s ‘The Long Count’, featuring Matt Berninger, at Muziekgebouw aan ‘t ij in Amsterdam, Netherlands on June 2nd, 2011

Photo gallery from Heineken Open’er Festival in Gydnia, Poland on June 30th, 2011

Review as part of Main Square Festival in Arras, France on July 2nd, 2011

Photo gallery from Main Square Festival

Photo gallery from Open Air Festival in St. Gallen, Switzerland on July 3rd, 2011

Photo gallery from Piazza Castello in Ferrara, Italy on July 5th, 2011

Photo gallery from Krizanke Theatre in Ljubjana, Slovenia on July 6th, 2011

Photo gallery from 013 in Tilburg, Netherlands on July 13th, 2011

Photo gallery from Latitude Festival at Henham Park in Southwold, U.K. on July 15th, 2011

Photo gallery from Terraneo Festival in Sibenik, Croatia on August 10th, 2011

Review as part of Sziget Festival in Budapest, Hungary on August 14th, 2011

Photo gallery from Sziget Festival

Photo gallery from Esplanade Theatre in Singapore on November 6th, 2011

Photo gallery from Austin Music Hall in Austin, TX on December 4th, 2011

Photo gallery from Air Canada Centre in Toronto, ON, Canada on December 8th, 2011

Photo gallery from Beacon Theatre in New York, NY on December 12th, 2011

Photo gallery of Bryce Dessner playing with Kronos Quartet from All Tomorrow’s Parties in Minehead, U.K. on December 8th, 2012

Photo gallery from All Tomorrow’s Parties in Minehead, U.K. on December 9th, 2012

Review as part of Boston Calling Music Festival in Boston, MA on May 26th, 2013

Photo gallery from Boston Calling

Review of Trouble Will Find Me

Photo gallery from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY on June 5th, 2013

Photo gallery from North-by-Northeast at Yonge Dundas Square in Toronto, ON, Canada, on June 14th, 2013

Photo gallery from Iroquois Amphitheater in Louisville, KY on September 13th, 2013

Review as part of Austin City Limits Festival in Austin, TX on October 6th, 2013

Featured in “Top 40 Albums of 2013”

Photo gallery from Massey Hall on April 9th, 2014

Photo gallery from ACL Live at The Moody Theater in Austin, TX on April 21st, 2014

Photo gallery from Santa Barbara Bowl in Santa Barbara, CA on April 25th, 2014

Photo gallery from Greek Theatre in Berkeley, CA on April 26th, 2014

Review as part of Shaky Knees Festival in Atlanta, GA on May 9th, 2014

Photo gallery from Shaky Knees

Review as part of Primavera Sound Festival on May 30th, 2014

Photo gallery from Primavera Sound Festival on May 30th, 2014

Review as part of NOS Primavera Sound in Oporto, Portugal on June 7th, 2014

Photo gallery from NOS Primavera Sound

Photo gallery from Piazza Castello on July 22nd, 2014

Photo gallery from Siren Fest in Vasto, Italy on July 25th, 2014

Photo gallery from Superuho Festival in Sibenik, Croatia on August 3rd, 2014

Review as part of Boston Calling on September 5th, 2014

Photo gallery from Boston Calling on September 5th, 2014

Review as part of Riot Fest in Chicago, IL on September 13th, 2014

Photo gallery from Riot Fest

Photo gallery from Eaux Claires Festival in Eau Claire, WI on July 17th, 2015

Photo gallery from Treasure Island Music Festival in San Francisco, CA on October 18th, 2015

Review of Sleep Well Beast

Tour dates:

9/16/17 – Cork Opera House / Sounds From a Safe Harbour – Cork, Ireland
9/17-18/17 – Vicar Street – Dublin, Ireland
9/20-21/17 – Usher Hall – Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K.
9/22-23/17 – O2 Apollo – Manchester, England, U.K.
9/25-28/17 – Eventim Hammersmith Apollo – London, England, U.K.^
10/5/17 – Wang Theatre – Boston, MA*
10/6/17 – Forest Hills Stadium – New York, NY#
10/7/17 – Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA#
10/8/17 – Masonic Hall – Detroit, MI#
10/11/17 – Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA#
10/12/17 – CalCoast Credit Union Open Air Theatre – San Diego, CA#
10/14/17 – Greek Theatre – Berkeley, CA#
10/21/17 – Elbphilharmonie – Hamburg, Germany
10/23-24/17 – Tempodrom – Berlin, Germany
10/25-26/17 – AFAS Live – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
10/28/17 – Coliseum – Lisbon, Portugal
10/30-31/17 – Bozar – Brussels, Belgium
11/2/17 – Pitchfork Paris – Paris, France
11/4-5/17 – Annexet – Stockholm, Sweden
11/6-7/17 – Sentrum Scene – Oslo, Norway
11/27/17 – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall – Portland, OR^
11/28-29/17 – Paramount Theatre – Seattle, WA^
12/1-2/17 – Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Vancouver, BC, Canada^
12/4/17 – Verizon Hall – Philadelphia, PA^
12/5/17 – The Anthem – Washington, D.C.^
12/7-8/17 – Metropolis – Montreal, QC, Canada^
12/9/17 – Sony Centre – Toronto, ON, Canada^
12/10/17 – Hamilton Place Theatre – Hamilton, ON, Canada^
12/12-13/17 – Civic Opera House – Chicago, IL^

# w/ Daughter
^ w/ This Is The Kit
* w/ Adia Victoria

 

The National playing “City Middle” live at Music Hall of Williamsburg:

 

The National playing “Apartment Story” live at Fun Fun Fun Fest:

 

The National playing “Mr. November” live at Music Fest NW:

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