Watch The National’s “I’ll Still Destroy You”

Watch The National's new clip for "I'll Still Destroy You"
The National "I'll Still Destroy You"

The National have released their new video for “I’ll Still Destroy You”. The track is off their current release Sleep Well Beast (4AD). 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. 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.

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.

“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. It was shot in one hour at Dope & Korruption, a pop-up bar created by Ragnar offering arancini, chocolate truffles, prosecco, classical music and a sailor striptease. During the video shoot the bar was shut down by Danish security officials and destroyed the day after.

WORLD TOUR:
10/24/17 – Tempodrom – Berlin, GERMANY (SOLD OUT)
10/25/17 – AFAS Live – Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS (SOLD OUT)
10/26/17 – AFAS Live – Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS (SOLD OUT)
10/28/17 – Coliseum – Lisbon, PORTUGAL (SOLD OUT)
11/02/17 – Pitchfork Paris, Paris FRANCE (SOLD OUT)
11/04/17 – Annexet – Stockholm, SWEDEN (SOLD OUT)
11/05/17 – Annexet – Stockholm, SWEDEN (SOLD OUT)
11/06/17 – Sentrum Scene – Oslo, NORWAY (SOLD OUT)
11/07/17 – Sentrum Scene – Oslo, NORWAY (SOLD OUT)
11/09/17 – Forest National – Brussels, BELGIUM
11/27/17 – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall – Portland, OR (SOLD OUT)
11/28/17 – Paramount Theatre – Seattle, WA (SOLD OUT)
11/29/17 – Paramount Theatre – Seattle, WA (SOLD OUT)
12/01/17 – Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Vancouver BC, CANADA (SOLD OUT)
12/02/17 – Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Vancouver BC, CANADA (SOLD OUT)
12/04/17 – Verizon Hall – Philadelphia, PA (SOLD OUT)
12/05/17 – The Anthem – Washington,DC (SOLD OUT)
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
01/19/18 – The Forum – Los Angeles, California
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