July 20, 2019
The National painted the summer sky with songs from their latest album, I Am Easy To Find.
The National's instruments sprawled across the stage, and blue-and-white tapestries fluttered among horn players, drums, and an upright piano. Matt Berninger was joined onstage by two singers who filled in for the many guest vocals on I Am Easy To Find: Zoe Randell (of the Australian band Luluc) and Mina Tindel (who appears on the album's track "Oblivions").
"You guys have one of the best radio stations anywhere," Berninger told the audience. The crowd sang along to favorites like "Bloodbuzz Ohio" and "Fake Empire" as Aaron and Bryce Dessner delivered delivering wailing guitar solos and softly plunked piano parts.
Berninger hopped off the stage at multiple points in the night to wade through the crowd. With just minutes left in their set, the National launched from "Mr. November" into "Terrible Love" while Berninger snaked through the audience, hair ruffled and forehead-to-forehead with fans.