The National will release a new concert film and EP of their performance at New York’s Beacon Theatre this past April. The National: I Am Easy To Find, Live From New York’s Beacon Theatre will air August 23rd via Amazon Prime Video.
The show took place April 22nd as part of the National’s 5-date stand, “A Special Evening With the National,” where they performed their latest album I Am Easy to Find and screened a short film of the same name directed by Mike Mills. The show also featured guest performances by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, This is the Kit, Mina Tindle and Julien Baker.
“Playing a song live for the first time is like pushing it out of a nest, and a lot of them just hit the ground,” guitarist Aaron Dessner says in the trailer for the concert film, before the band launches into their passionate track “Rylan.” “We all got really emotionally attached to the whole thing — the record and the tour and these shows. Here in New York, we knew this was probably the one chance we were going to have to actually play all the songs from I Am Easy to Find.”
Five tracks from the performance will make up the EP The National: Live From New York’s Beacon Theatre (Amazon Original), also available on August 23rd via Amazon Music. The EP will feature “Rylan,” You Had Your Soul With You,” “I Am Easy To Find,” “Where is Her Head” and “The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness,” the latter from their 2017 LP Sleep Well Beast.
Screenings of the live film will also be held in Brooklyn, Los Angeles and Seattle. The National are currently on a North American tour with the Canadian indie-pop outfit Alvvays. They’ll hit Vancouver’s Deer Lake Park on August 28th before they play several dates on the West Coast. The trek wraps up in Boston on October 24th before they head to Europe.
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The National Tour Dates
August 28 – Vancouver, BC @ Deer Lake Park
August 29 – Seattle, WA @ Marymoor Park
August 30 – Portland, OR @ Edgefield
September 1 – Stanford, CA @ Frost Amphitheater
September 2 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
September 3 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
September 5 – Ogden, UT @ Ogden Amphitheater
September 6 – Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom
September 7 – Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom
September 8 – Santa Fe, NM @ Santa Fe Opera House
September 10 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheatre
September 11 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
October 16 – Mexico City, MX @ Pepsi Center
October 24 – Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena<