Grammy award-winning indie group The National returns to The Amp on Monday, June 17, 2019 in the tour’s only Florida appearance this summer. Special guest opening act will be Courtney Barnett.
The National consists of Matt Berninger (vocals) fronting two pairs of brothers; Aaron (guitar, bass, piano) and Bryce Dessner (guitar, piano), and Scott (bass, guitar) and Bryan Devendorf (drums). They’ve established themselves as mainstays of arenas and festivals with sold-out performances and headlining slots around the world. With the release of their most recent album, 2017 GRAMMY award-winning “Sleep Well Beast”, The National achieved their highest chart position in the US to date, coming in at #2 on the Billboard Top 200. In addition, they scored #1’s in the UK, Ireland, Portugal, and Canada and their highest chart position ever in a total of eleven countries. The National also claimed their first #1 at commercial radio on the Triple-A radio chart with “The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness”. The songs off “Sleep Well Beast” are instantly recognizable as The National, but their sound has evolved and expanded.
Individually and collectively, The National’s members have been involved in countless artistic, charitable and socio-political pursuits. The group released “A Lot of Sorrow” documenting their collaboration with installation artist Ragnar Kjartansson, which took place at MOMA’s PS1 and saw the band play their song “Sorrow” for six hours in front of a live audience. They’re behind the Red Hot benefit albums “Dark Was The Night” and “Day Of The Dead” and the compilation boxed set titled “7-Inches” for Planned Parenthood. Band members have received a Golden Globe Nomination for work on the score of the 2015 film “Revenant”, founded or play a major part in MusicNow, Eaux Claires and Haven Festival and Boston Calling, and participated heavily in both Obama Presidential Campaigns and much more.
Courtney Barnett is one of the most distinctive and compelling voices in indie rock, a singer-songwriter who mixes deeply insightful observations with devastating self-assessment. With countless awards in her home of Australia as well as Grammy and BRIT nominations, fawning press and an adoring audiences, Barnett’s rise to global prominence feels both unprecedented and important. Music fans have rarely witnessed the breathless acclaim and superlatives that comprised reviews of Barnett’s debut album “Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Think”. Rolling Stone praised her as “one of the sharpest, most original songwriters around…at any level, in any genre… a self-strafing humorist á la Lena Dunham who’s also a Dylan-style word ninja.”
Doors 5:30pm / Show 6:30pm
Visit the Amp website for additional information and to purchase tickets. Tickets can also be purchased at their box office and at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall box office.