Although formed during the post-punk revival of the late ’90s, the National took inspiration from a wider set of influences, including country-rock, Americana, indie rock, and Brit-pop. The lineup began taking shape in Ohio and officially cemented itself in New York, with baritone vocalist Matt Berninger joining forces with two sets of brothers — Scott (bass) and Bryan Devendorf (drums), and Aaron (guitar) and Bryce Dessner (guitar). After establishing themselves as a live act, the bandmates made their studio debut with The National, a self-titled record that appeared in 2001 to considerable acclaim. Two years later, the band returned with Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers, a deft blending of alternative country and chamber pop that found the band partnering with producer Peter Katis.
In 2017, the band returned with “The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness,” the first single from their seventh set, Sleep Well Beast, which appeared in September of that year.
INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*
- Aug 15, 2023 at 08:00 pm (Tue)
310 1st Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37201(Neighborhood: Downtown)
General parking will not be provided at Ascend Amphitheater. However, there will be many options in and around downtown to park at for events. Please visit ParkItDowntown.com for a detailed and interactive downtown parking map.
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