Preview: The National at the O2 Arena, London (26/11/2014)


As the last stop on their Trouble Will Find Me tour, The National will play London’s O2 Arena on 26th November 2014. The now Brooklyn based indie rock five piece formed fifteen years ago in Ohio, and have six critically acclaimed studio albums to their name. The band have been touring in some slightly more exotic venues than our capital’s, with the album’s tour reaching Italy, Croatia and Vienna- all in the space of this year. That said, The National have said that they are sure this show will be “one of their favourite nights”of the tour.

Trouble Will Find Me was nominated for Best Alternative Album at the 2014 Grammys after its release in May 2013, following a three year gap since the release of High Violet. The band are renowned for their intricate lyrics, written and sung by frontman Matt Berninger, and somewhat melancholy – but no less enjoyable – tone, that began with their self-titled debut album back in 2001.

The National will be joined on the evening by Wild Beasts, who have had a brilliantly successful year following the release of their fourth studio album, Present Tense and their own headline tour this Spring.

The night will undoubtedly be one to remember, despite the fact that it sadly marks the end of their Trouble Will Find Me tour. There have been no glimmers of hope for the band returning to the U.K. in the near future at least, making 26th November a very special day for fans of The National.

Standing tickets for their show have now sold out, but seating tickets can still be found here.


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