Readying the release of their upcoming eighth studio album, ‘I Am Easy To Find’, which comprises the LP and an accompanying film made by 20th Century Women director Mike Mills, The National are currently touring a series of ‘A Special Evening With…’ events across the globe – featuring a screening of the movie, a Q&A with its creators and the band, and a unique performance.
Last night, they stopped off in Los Angeles to perform the majority of the new album, as well as a few songs from their back catalogue during the encore, and they delighted fans by bringing out both Phoebe Bridgers and Feist at different parts of the show.
Opening the show with the first single from the new album, ‘You Had Your Soul with You’, The National were straight away accompanied by Feist on vocals. She also performed alongside the band on new songs ‘Hey Rosey’ and ‘Not In Kansas’. Bridgers joined the band as they performed ‘Rylan’ and ‘Where Is Her Head’, both of which will also feature on ‘I Am Easy To Find’.
Watch clips from the show below:
The show’s full setlist was as follows:
‘You Had Your Soul With You’ (with Feist)
‘The Pull of You’
‘Hey Rosey’ (with Feist)
‘I Am Easy to Find’
‘Where Is Her Head’ (with Phoebe Bridgers)
‘So Far, So Fast’
‘Hairpin Turns’ (with Feist)
‘Rylan’ (with Phoebe Bridgers)
‘Not in Kansas’ (with Feist)
‘The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness’
‘Bloodbuzz Ohio’ (with Richard Reed Parry)
‘I Need My Girl’
In other news, The National have announced that they will present two very special playbacks of their new album with all proceeds going to charity – tickets are on sale now.
Simultaneously taking place at London’s Screen on the Green and Liverpool’s Everyman Cinema on May 12 at 8pm, the ‘I Am Easy To Find’ event will include a screening of the 24-minute film, followed by a full playback of The National’s new album.