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Book The National for your next corporate event, function, or private party.
Brooklyn based but Cincinnati born, The National is an indie rock band known for their melancholy and cryptic lyrics but a sound that combines other genres such as country-rock, Brit-pop, and Americana. In the beginning, the band members worked hard on their music but not all of the members gave up their day jobs. The band releaed their self-titled debut album, which was praised by music critics as being a beautiful balance of country and roots-type pop. The band released a second album entitled Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers, which earned the titled of Album of the Year from Uncut magazine and the Chicago Tribune. The band achieved even more recognition after releasing their Cherry Tree EP, which included popular tracks such as “All the Wine” and “About Today.” The EP caught the ear of the band The Walkmen, and The National went on a successful tour with them. The National became popular enough for all members to quit their day jobs and devote all their efforts to their music. The product of their hard work was an album entitled Alligator, which was highly acclaimed by music critics and named The Album of the Year in multiple publications. Since then, the band has also released albums such as Boxer, High Violet, Trouble Will Find Me, Sleep Well Beast, and most recently, I Am Easy to Find. Their most recent singles include, “Day I Die”, “The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness”, and “You Had Your Soul with You”..

How to hire The National for an event

Learn how to hire The National or research availability and pricing for booking The National to perform at a corporate event, fundraiser, private party, social media campaign, fair or festival, tradeshow or conference, endorsement project, or hire The National as a guest speaker, please submit the form to our agency.

Frequently Asked Questions about booking The National to perform.

Many performers, actors, speakers and other talent like The National in certain cases will consider virtual appearances via live streaming. They perhaps may accept lower fees too. If you are seriously interested in booking The National or other talent shown on our site, we will research their desire and the specific fee for your live-streaming event or project request.
The National's current work schedule and location in relation to your event's type, date, budget, and locality will play a primary factor in the acceptance of booking The National for your party. As long as your funding is commensurate with the price range to book The National, CTI will propose your event to the official agency representing The National. After we consult with them, we will provide a personal and accurate quote that includes: final costs, availability, and actual interest in being hired for your specific event or party.
CTI can give you the accurate The National booking price once we submit your event details to their camp. "How much does it cost to book The National for an event?" is a frequent question we get. The final The National booking price is contingent on many variables and the booking fee we may show is based on a range derived from our past experience with what will The National charge for an event. An example fee to book The National is in the starting range of $750,000-$999,998. However, any recent popularity change would cause a price fluctuation well beyond this example. Also, their speaking fee might be different than the fee shown for the cost to perform or to just appear. Popularity, career stage, along with current demand will cause fluctuations in their speaking price as well. The final booking price may be more than what is shown, but you should at least have a budget within that range for them to consider an appearance, performance or speaking engagement.
CTI negotiates on behalf of professional event planners and talent buyers for paid appearances! We cannot give out direct contact information of the The National agent or help distribute fan mail, personal messages, gifts, requests for free appearances, or donations of time. The The National manager and agent will only work with us if we present them with funded offers for their client to work your event.
There is low probability to book The National for a party with anything substantially less than the published booking cost price range. We will negotiate with the The National agent on your behalf if your funding is in place. By not having funding ready then it will more difficult to book The National, because they get many offers to work events that are at or above asking price. It is also important to consider the travel costs when researching the The National booking fee, as additional expenses like this, as well as an entourage of staff and equipment, are not necessarily built-in to the booking fee range shown. If your budget does not factor that in, then there is no benefit for them to want to be hired. We do not personally speak for The National, but in our experience in booking talent for over 25 years, this is generally the outcome of inadequate funding.
Alternative, Country-Rock, Folk-Indie, Male, Age Group-18-30's
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