The National hits Chicago with Two Shows
Words and Photos by Kris Lori (IG: kris_lori)
With the release of their 8th album, ‘I Am Easy to Find’, the alt rock band The National is back with new music and a new setup to their live shows. ‘I Am Easy to Find’ is an album that encompasses more than just a new album but it comes with some new vocals chiming in, a short film directed by Mike Mills, and the master release of ‘Rylan’ (a long time fan favorite). The National held a special surprise for their friends in downtown Chicago before their performance at the Huntington Bank Pavilion. During the work day in the buzzing Revivial Food Hall, The National partner with Empty Bottle Presents and Shure for an intimate performance.
It was only a few hours later where fans lined up, not once but twice due to a weather evacuation, to see the full live performance. The band took the stage accompanied by Mina Tindle and Kate Stables and opened with “You Had Your Soul with You”. Having these two incredible ladies on stage helped bring the new tones and harmonies that ‘I Am Easy to Find’ has to life. As usual, Matt Berninger has such a presence on stage and off stage when he hops into the crowd. Fans feeling engaged, energized, and some become struck with an overwhelming wave of emotion.
Full Gallery below with Chicago’s setlist:
You Had Your Soul With You
The Pull of You
Don’t Swallow the Cap
So Far, So Fast
Where Is Her Head
Day I Die
The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness
I Am Easy to Find
Not in Kansas
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