The National Share New Song off 'Sleep Well Beast,' Announce World Tour

The trek will include Canadian dates in Toronto, Montreal, Hamilton and Vancouver
The National Share New Song off 'Sleep Well Beast,' Announce World Tour
After a bunch of teasing, we finally got a title and release date for the National's anticipated seventh album Sleep Well Beast. Now, a few hours later, we have received a new song/video, all the pertinent album details and a tour surrounding the record.

The National's new song is called "The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness," and it arrives via a video directed by Casey Reas. You can watch it now at the bottom of the page.

We also now know that Sleep Well Beast was produced by the band's Aaron Dessner, with co-production from the group's Bryce Dessner and Matt Berninger. It was mixed by Peter Katis and recorded at Aaron Dessner's Long Pond studio in Hudson Valley, NY. The album will also feature 12 songs, and you can see the full tracklist below.

As for that tour, it includes a pile of dates in Europe and the UK, as well as in the U.S. and Canada. Up north, the National will play shows in Vancouver, Montreal, Toronto and Hamilton come December. You can see the full schedule below.

Sleep Well Beast is due out September 8 through 4AD. It marks the band's first album since 2013's Trouble Will Find Me.

Sleep Well Beast:

1. Nobody Else Will Be There
2. Day I Die
3. Walk It Back
4. The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness
5. Born to Beg
6. Turtleneck
7. Empire Line
8. I'll Still Destroy You
9. Guilty Party
10. Carin at the Liquor Store
11. Dark Side of the Gym
12. Sleep Well Beast

Tour dates:

06/21 Glastonbury, UK - Glastonbury Festival -
08/12 Copenhagen, Denmark - HAVEN Festival
09/16 Cork, Ireland - Cork Opera House
09/17 Dublin, Ireland - Vicar Street
09/18 Dublin, Ireland - Vicar Street
09/20 Edinburgh, UK - Usher Hall
09/21 Edinburgh, UK - Usher Hall
09/22 Manchester, UK - O2 Apollo
09/23 Manchester, UK - O2 Apollo
09/25 London, UK - Eventim Hammersmith Apollo
09/26 London, UK - Eventim Hammersmith Apollo
09/27 London, UK - Eventim Hammersmith Apollo
09/28 London, UK - Eventim Hammersmith Apollo
10/05 Boston, MA - Wang Theatre
10/06 New York, NY - Forest Hills Stadium
10/11 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl
10/12 San Diego, CA - CalCoast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
10/14 Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre
10/21 Hamburg, Germany - Elbphilharmonie
10/23 Berlin, Germany - Tempodrom
10/24 Berlin, Germany - Tempodrom
10/25 Amsterdam, The Netherlands - AFAS Live
10/28 Lisbon, Portugal - Coliseum
10/30 Brussels, Belgium - Bozar
10/31 Brussels, Belgium - Bozar
11/04 Stockholm, Sweden - Annexet
11/05 Stockholm, Sweden - Annexet
11/06 Oslo, Norway - Sentrum Scene
11/07 Oslo, Norway - Sentrum Scene
11/27 Portland, OR - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
11/28 Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre
11/29 Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre
12/01 Vancouver, BC - Queen Elizabeth Theatre
12/02 Vancouver, BC - Queen Elizabeth Theatre
12/04 Philadelphia, PA - Verizon Hall
12/07 Montreal, QC - Metropolis
12/08 Montreal, QC - Metropolis
12/09 Toronto, ON - Sony Centre
12/10 Hamilton, ON - Hamilton Place Theatre
12/12 Chicago, IL - Civic Opera House
12/13 Chicago, IL - Civic Opera House