PICS: The National, Daughter at SDSU’s Open Air Theatre

The National made their long-awaited return to San Diego with an Oct. 12 show at Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, with Daughter opening.

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The band made their long-awaited return to San Diego while touring behind their new album "Sleep Well Beast."
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The group got its start in Cincinnati, Ohio and formed in 1999.
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Their lineup consists of Matt Berninger (vocals), Aaron Dessner (guitar), Bryce Dessner (guitar), Scott Devendorf (bass) and Bryan Devendorf (drums).
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They released their self-titled debut album in 2001, and followed that up in 2003 with "Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers."
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The group found mainstream success with its 2007 album "Boxer," which continued with "High Violet" in 2010.
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In 2013, their sixth studio album "Trouble Will Find Me" was nominated for Best Alternative Music Album at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards.
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Four of the band's albums have been included on NME's 2013 list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
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On March 17, 2016, the band announced "Day of the Dead," a charity tribute album to the Grateful Dead released by 4AD on May 20, 2016. "Day of the Dead" was created, curated and produced by Aaron and Bryce.
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On Feb. 17, 2009, "Dark Was the Night," the twentieth Red Hot Organization compilation, was released by 4AD. Also curated by Aaron and Bryce, this album comprised songs by bands and artists such as Arcade Fire, Grizzly Bear, Beirut, David Byrne, Sufjan Stevens, Spoon, The Dirty Projectors, and Feist (among others).
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Over one million dollars of the proceeds from the "Dark Was the Night" album sales were donated to the Red Hot Organization, an international organization dedicated to fighting AIDS.
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During their Oct. 12 show, the National performed a 22-song set list including: "Nobody Else Will Be There," "The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness," "Walk It Back," "Guilty Party"...
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"Don't Swallow the Cap," "Afraid of Everyone," "Bloodbuzz Ohio," "Dark Side of the Gym," "I'll Still Destroy You," "Turtleneck"...
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"I Need My Girl," "This Is the Last Time," "Wasp Nest," "Conversation 16," "Apartment Story," "Carin at the Liquor Store," "Day I Die" and "Fake Empire."
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They played a four-song encore consisting of "Start a War" (its first performance since 2014), "Lemonworld," "Mr. November" and "Terrible Love."
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Daughter, an indie-rock band from London, England, opened the show.
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The band's lineup consists of Elena Tonra, guitarist Igor Haefeli and drummer Remi Aguilella.
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Daughter's song "Youth" has been featured in commercials (Tour de France, the Wideroe airline), television shows ("Grey's Anatomy" and "Lovesick") and films ("A Long Way Down").
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The band released their latest record, "Music From Before the Storm," on Sept. 1.
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Their Oct. 12 set list included "How," "Numbers," "Human," "Youth" and "Smother."
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Hope to see both the National and Daughter back in San Diego soon!
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