The National Announce Live LP ‘Boxer Live in Brussels’

The National celebrated the 10th anniversary of their fourth album, Boxer, last year. To commemorate the occasion, the band performed the LP in its entirety during a show in Brussels, Belgium on November 9, 2017.

The concert was recorded and later released a Record Store Day exclusive vinyl dubbed Boxer Live in Brussels back in April. Now, the live album will get a wide digital and CD release on July 13. The band gives us a taste of what to expect with the live recorded version of “Fake Empire.” Listen to it below. The National recently performed Boxer in its entirety at their own Homecoming Festival in Cincinnati last month.

The band is currently on tour in support of their latest album, Sleep Well Beast. During this outing, they’ll also make various festival appearances including Boston Calling, Sasquatch! Music Festival, Primavera Sound, Mo Pop Festival, and Lollapalooza to name a few. Check out their full itinerary below.

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The National 2018 Tour Dates:

05/25 – Boston, MA @ Boston Calling
05/27 – George, WA @ Sasquatch! Music Festival
06/01 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
06/02 – London, UK @ Victoria Park (All Points East) *
06/06 – Gothenburg, SE @ Garden
06/08 – Aarhus, DK @ NorthSide Festival
06/09 – Hilvarenbeek, NL @ Best Kept Secret Festival
06/10 – Helsinki, FI @ Sideways Festival
06/15 – Dublin, IE @ Donnybrook Stadium
06/16 – Dublin, IE @ Donnybrook Stadium
07/10 – Zagreb, HR @ SRC Salata
07/11 – Linz, AT @ Ahoi! The Full Hit of Summer Festival
07/13 – Lisbon, PT @ NOS Alive! Festival
07/14 – Werchter, BE @ TW Classic
07/29 – Detroit, MI @ Mo Pop Festival
08/03 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
08/04 – Toronto, ON @ Fort York +
08/05 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Music Festival
09/07 – Milan, IT @ Milano Rocks
09/08 – Berlin, DE @ Lollapalooza Berlin
09/20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium $
09/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium $
09/24 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre ^
09/25 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre %
09/27 – Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center
09/28 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
09/29 – New York, NY @ There’s No Leaving New York
09/30 – New York, NY @ There’s No Leaving New York
10/09 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre

^ = w/ Big Thief
* = w/ The War on Drugs, Future Islands, Warpaint, and The Districts
+ = w/ Father John Misty, Jenny Lewis, and Julien Baker
$ = w/ Phoebe Bridgers
% = w/ Cat Power

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Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Illinois Entertainer. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Creeper, and Green Day.

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