Following the debut of two new songs and an on-stage collaboration with Justin Vernon, The National were back at it on Friday night. Their seventh to last scheduled tour date, and the final one not in New York City, the band was in Win Butler’s stomping grounds, aka Montreal, and brought out the Arcade Fire frontman during “Start A War”. You can catch the live footage below.
Arcade Fire’s Richard Parry also showed up, guesting on both “Start A War” and Vernon’s favorite song, “Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks”. You can find a clip of the latter below.
The National 2011 Tour Dates:
12/12 New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre %
12/13 New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre ~
12/14 New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre @
12/15 New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre !
12/16 New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre *
12/17 New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre #
% = w/ The War on Drugs
~ = w/ Sharon Van Etten
@ = w/ So Percussion
! = w/ Wye Oak
* = w/ My Brightest Diamond
# = w/ This Is The Kit