THE NATIONAL RELEASE RAGNAR KJARTANSSON DIRECTED VIDEO
FOR ‘I’LL STILL DESTROY YOU’
PLAYING AUCKLAND’S VILLA MARIA WINERY SUNDAY FEBRUARY, 25TH, 2018
Tickets Selling Fast!
Today, The National released the video for ‘I’ll Still Destroy You’, off their most recent album Sleep Well Beast.
‘I’ll Still Destroy You’ was directed by Allan Sigurðsson and Icelandic performance and installation artist Ragnar Kjartansson. Ragnar, who also appears in the video, collaborated with The National for A Lot Of Sorrow which saw the band play their song ‘Sorrow’ for six hours in front of a live audience at MOMA’s PS1. ‘I’ll Still Destroy You’ was filmed in Copenhagen, Denmark during the Aaron and Bryce Dessner created HAVEN Festival.
‘I’ll Still Destroy You’
Directed by Allan Sigurðsson and Ragnar Kjartansson
Produced by Lilja Gunnarsdóttir, Ingibjörg Sigurjónsdóttir and Haven Festival
Set design: Anda Skrejane, Christoph Fischer, Camilla Hägebarth, Julia Krawczynski.
Alongside the video release, the band also announced a headlining slot during the second weekend of the inaugural All Points East festival on Saturday, June 2nd at London’s Victoria Park. Presented by renowned promoter Goldenvoice, All Points East is a brand new ten day event taking place from May 25 to June 3, 2018 in East London’s beautiful Victoria Park. On June 2, 2018 The National play their largest headline show to date as the first of the three APE Presents… stand alone shows. Alongside The National will be special guests The War On Drugs, Future Islands, The Districts, Warpaint and more to be announced. Tickets go on sale on Friday 27th October. For more information, head to americanmary.com.
In addition, The National recently announced a November 1st performance alongside Chance the Rapper and Gloria Estefan for the closing event for the Obama Foundation Summit: a community event that will bring together thousands to celebrate civic leaders making a difference around the world and inspire those in attendance and watching live to make a positive impact in their own communities. Chance the Rapper is working with the Foundation on the creative design of the event. Additional artists will be announced at a later date. The community event will be November 1 at 8:30 PM CT and live streamed at Obama.org. To sign up to receive emails from the Obama Foundation, sign HERE.
Members of The National will also perform in Buffalo, NY on December 11th to benefit the Buffalo String Works, a not-for-profit that provides high-quality music instruction on stringed instruments to children of low-income, refugee and immigrant parents. Tickets for this show are available at townballroom.com.
With the release of Sleep Well Beast, The National achieved their highest chart position in the US to date, coming in at #2 on the Billboard Top 200. In addition they scored #1’s in the UK, Ireland, Portugal and Canada; #2 in New Zealand and Australia. The band received their highest chart position ever in a total of eleven countries. The National also claimed their first #1 at commercial radio on the Triple-A radio chart with ‘The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness’. Sleep Well Beast is the band’s seventh studio album and the follow up to their GRAMMY nominated album Trouble Will Find Me. Over their 16-year career the band has sold more than 1.7 million albums in the U.S. alone.