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Watch The National Perform “Day I Die” on “Ellen”

Sleep Well Beast Out Now via 4AD

Dec 05, 2017 The National
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The National released their excellent new album, Sleep Well Beast, back in September via 4AD. It was our Album of the Week. Today they were the musical guest on Ellen, where they performed “Day I Die.” Host Ellen DeGeneres also gave out copies of the album to the audience. Watch the performance below.

Read our recent interview with The National on Sleep Well Beast.

Previously the band shared videos for various tracks from the album: “The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness,” “Guilty Party,” “Carin at the Liquor Store,” “I’ll Still Destroy You,” “Day I Die,” and “Dark Side of the Gym.”

Read our rave 9/10 review of Sleep Well Beast.

The National’s Aaron Dessner produced Sleep Well Beast, with additional co-production by his brother Bryce Dessner and frontman Matt Berninger. It was recorded at Aaron Dessner’s Long Pond studio in Hudson Valley, New York. Additional sessions took place in Berlin, Paris, and Los Angeles. Peter Katis mixed the album.

The National Tour Dates:

12/07/17 - Metropolis - Montreal QC, CANADA (SOLD OUT)
12/08/17 - Metropolis - Montreal QC, CANADA (SOLD OUT)
12/09/17 - Sony Centre - Toronto ON, CANADA (SOLD OUT)
12/10/17 - Hamilton Place Theatre - Hamilton ON, CANADA (SOLD OUT)
12/11/17 - Buffalo Town Ballroom - Buffalo, NY (NOTE: Members of The National)
12/12/17 - Civic Opera House - Chicago, IL (SOLD OUT)
12/13/17 - Civic Opera House - Chicago, IL (SOLD OUT)
01/19/18 - The Forum - Los Angeles, California
01/20/18 - The Joint - Las Vegas, Nevada
01/23/18 - CDMX Pepsi Center - Mexico City, Mexico
02/21/18 - Sydney Opera House Forecourt - Sydney, Australia
02/22/18 - Sydney Opera House Forecourt - Sydney, Australia
02/25/18 - Villa Maria Winery - Auckland, New Zealand
02/27/18 - Riverstage - Brisbane, Australia
03/16-03/18/18 - Lollapalooza Argentina - Buenos Aires, Argentina
03/16-03/18/18 - Lollapalooza Chile - Santiago, Chile
03/23-03/25/18 - Festival Estereo Picnic - Bogota, Colombia
03/24/18 - Lollapalooza Brazil - Sao Paulo, Brazil
06/02/18 - ALL Points East Festival - Victoria Park - London, England
06/07/18 - NorthSide Festival - Aarhus, Denmark
06/15/18 - Donnybrook Stadium - Dublin, Ireland
06/16/18 - Donnybrook Stadium - Dublin, Ireland

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