December 10 - 8:00PM
FirstOntario Concert Hall

The National

Sleep Well Beast Tour


The National are pleased to announce their 7th studio album Sleep Well Beast to be released on September 8th on 4AD. Sleep Well Beast was produced by member AaronDessner with coproduction by Bryce Dessner and Matt Berninger. The album was mixed by Peter Katis and recorded at Aaron Dessner’s Hudson Valley, New York studio, Long Pond, with additional sessions having taken place in Berlin, Paris & Los Angeles. Sleep Well Beast is available for preorder today and will be available in CD, digital and double LP formats.

The National debuts the track “ The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness,” in this Casey Reas directed the video.  The band has also announced a World Tour in support of the album, kicking off in Cork, Ireland on September 16th. The ticket preorder begins Monday, May 15th with the public on sale beginning Friday, May 19th. Highlights include Forest Hills Stadium in New York on October 6th, The Hollywood Bowl on October 11th and multiple-night residencies in more than 10 cities across Europe and North America. Every ticket in North America includes a digital copy of Sleep Well Beast delivered on September 8th. The National will also play Glastonbury and Haven Festival in Copenhagen this summer. For additional information and presale, registration visit