The National live rating based on critic concert reviews.
ON TOUR

The National

421
critic concert reviews
rock

How Good Are They LIVE?

Live Rating  

85
%
Based on 
421
critic concert
reviews
LAST 12 MONTHS RATING  
85
%
Based on 
23
critic concert
reviews

Real Live Certified  

Real Live Certified badge for artists with consistent, high quality live performances and broad critical acclaim.

Critic Consensus

The National is 'Real Live Certified' and is in the top 5% of all live performers. Based on 421 concert reviews, the critic consensus is that The National is rated as an excellent live performer. The National concert reviews describe live shows and performances as elegant, confident, ferocious, sophisticated, compelling, dramatic, and mesmerizing.

ON TOUR

TSB Bank Arena, Wellington, New Zealand (February 25); Riverstage, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (February 28); Aware Super Theatre, Sydney, Australia (March 1); Aware Super Theatre, Sydney, Australia (March 2); Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, Australia (March 5); Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, Australia (March 6); King's Park & Botanic Garden, West Perth, Australia (March 9); King's Park & Botanic Garden, West Perth, Australia (March 10)

Latest release

2023-09-27 Alexandra Palace, London, UK (September 27, 2023)

artist info

GENRE
rock
ORIGIN
Cincinnati, United States (1999 - present)
BIO
The National is a Brooklyn-based indie rock band formed in 1999, by friends from Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. The band's lyrics are written and sung by Matt Berninger in a distinctive, deep baritone.
HAS PERFORMED with
The Walkmen, The Lone Bellow, Phoebe Bridgers, Neko Case, Local Natives, Frightened Rabbit, Daughter

CRITIC concert REVIEWS

Dallas Observer (USA)

November 20, 2023
%
The National ended their tour at Irving's Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory, and it was full of feelings.

The Scotsman (Scotland)

October 10, 2023
80
%
The National Live In Concert In Scotland

Mondo Sonoro (Spain)

October 6, 2023
70
%
The National Live In Concert In Spain

NME (UK)

September 28, 2023
100
%
The National live in London: two nights, no repeats, pure class

The Upcoming (UK)

September 27, 2023
80
%
The National at Alexandra Palace

The Arts Desk (UK)

September 26, 2023
80
%
Berninger’s vocal has a weathered quality, as if worn but undiminished by the years

The Skinny (UK)

September 26, 2023
100
%
The National weaponise a near quarter-century of experience; a juxtaposition of the solemn and the sublime that enraptures Glasgow’s OVO Hydro

Past critic reviews published in

The Arts Desk (UK), The Guardian (UK), The Telegraph (UK), Hot Press Magazine (Ireland), V13 (Canada) and more

IMAGE CREDIT

Kim Metso [CC BY-SA 4.0] via Wikimedia Commons