The National's Boxer Live in Brussels to be Released Digitally, on CD

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The National's <I>Boxer Live in Brussels</I> to be Released Digitally, on CD

The National performed the entirety of their album Boxer in celebration of the record’s tenth anniversary at a special show in Brussels, Belgium, on Nov. 9, 2017. The show was recorded and released on vinyl as a Record Store Day exclusive—the record, limited to 4,000 copies in the U.S. and pressed on clear vinyl with a rainbow foil jacket, sold out immediately.

The live LP is now set for a digital and CD release on July 13. Boxer is the record that landed The National on the Billboard Top 200 for the first time and it features “Fake Empire”—a track that would later be used by Barack Obama in his 2008 election campaign. Since the release of Boxer, the band has been nominated twice for the Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album—the first for Trouble Will Find Me in 2013 and the second for Sleep Well Beast in 2017—and won the latter Grammy.

Read Paste’s discussion of Boxer’s lyrics with Matt Berninger of The National here. Listen to “Fake Empire (Live in Brussels)” below and The National’s Daytrotter Session below, and see their tour dates further down.

The National Tour Dates:

May
25 – Boston, Mass. @ Boston Calling Music Festival
27 – George, Wash. @ Sasquatch! Music Festival

June
01 – Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Sound
02 – London, U.K. @ Victoria Park
06 – Gothenburg, Sweden @ Garden Fest
08 – Aarhus, Denmark @ Northside Festival
09 – Hilvarenbeek, The Netherlands @ Best Kept Secret Festival
10 – Helsinki, Finland @ Sideways Festival
15 – Dublin, Ireland @ Donnybrook Stadium
16 – Dublin, Ireland @ Donnybrook Stadium

July
10 – Zagreb, Croatia @ SRC Salata
11 – Linz, Austria @ Ahoi! Full Hit of Summer Festival
13 – Lisbon, Portugal @ Nos Alive
14 – Werchter, Belgium @ TW Classic
29 – Detroit, Mich. @ Mo Pop Festival
30 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ Riverside Theater

August
03 – Chicago, Ill. @ Lollapalooza
04 – Toronto, Ontario @ Fort York
05 – Montreal, Quebec @ Osheaga

September
07 – Milan, Italy @ Milano Rocks
08 – Berlin, Germany @ Lollapalooza Berlin
20 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Hollywood Palladium (w/ Phoebe Bridgers)
21 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Hollywood Palladium (w/ Phoebe Bridgers) – SOLD OUT
24 – Berkeley, Calif. @ Greek Theatre
25 – Berkeley, Calif. @ Greek Theatre
27 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ The Mann Center (w/ Phoebe Bridgers + Cat Power)
28 – Columbia, Md. @ Merriweather Post Pavilion (w/ Phoebe Bridgers + Cat Power)
29 – New York, N.Y. @ Forest Hills Stadium – The National presents: There’s No Leaving New York *
30 – New York, N.Y. @ Forest Hills Stadium – The National presents: There’s No Leaving New York #

October
09 – Morrison, Colo. @ Red Rocks Amphitheater (w/ Sharon Van Etten)
12 – Austin, Texas @ Austin City Limits Festival

(* = w/ Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Cigarettes After Sex, Phoebe Bridgers, Adia Victoria)
(# = w/ Future Islands, Cat Power, U.S. Girls, Bully)