RNR News and Notes

The National have announce they will commemorate the 10th anniversary of their 5th studio album, High Violet, with a special first-ever vinyl pressing of ‘High Violet Expanded Edition’.  The record, available June 19 (pre order here) features the original 10 original tracks as well as additional tracks “Wake Up Your Saints,” an alternate version of “Terrible Love,” and “Walk Off.”

 

 

The band paired the announcement with the release of “The National - ‘High Violet’ Live From Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)” capturing the National’s May 2010 performance of High Violet at Brooklyn Academy of Music.  You can stream the footage below. 

 

Last week, the band announced that they will be supporting their 12 member touring crew - by dotting all of the proceeds from their official online merch sales and new fanclub memberships to their 'family' who has been out of work due to the band having to cancel shows because of the Coronavirus 

 

“Our crew are the lifeblood of our touring operation and have become family through the many years we’ve worked together.  As uncertainty looms over the state of the live concert industry, we will direct all profits from merch sales through our webstore, new Cherry Tree fan club enrollments, and sales from the Cherry Tree members-only store to support our crew members throughout this crisis to the best of our ability.”

 

 

The National - ‘High Violet’ Live From Brooklyn Academy of Music