The National will play in their home borough of Brooklyn when they perform at Barclays Center on Wednesday, June 5 at 8PM. This will be the band’s first show in Brooklyn since performing in July 2010 in Prospect Park. Youth Lagoon is set to open the show.
Formed in 1999, The National consists of vocalist Matt Berninger fronting two pairs of brothers: Aaron (guitar, bass, piano) and Bryce Dessner (guitar), and Scott (bass, guitar) and Bryan Devendorf (drums). Their first full-length albums, The National, Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers, and a crucial mini-album, Cherry Tree, preceded their signing to label Beggars Banquet in 2004. Alligator (2005), included underground anthem “Mr. November,” and raised their profile as The National grew into an incendiary live band. Boxer (2007), featuring songs like “Fake Empire”, “Mistaken For Strangers” and “Start A War,” sold over three times as many copies as its predecessor and saw them transformed from underground stars into a rock institution. High Violet (2010), released on 4AD brought the band global critical and commercial success. Both individually and collectively, The National’s members have been involved in countless artistic, charitable, and socio-political pursuits.
- Add to Calendar Wed, Jun 5, 2013 8 PM