Owen Pallett opened the show - I believe it is the first band that I've seen where the singer plays violin at the same time. Pretty cool stuff.
The National sounded great and were enhanced live by trumpet and trombone. They performed a great deal of their new record, High Violet, which has been getting considerable play on my turntable since the day it was released. I love it when bands do not save their 'hits' for the encore, so I was happy that 'Bloodbuzz Ohio' and 'Apartment Story' were performed early. I also enjoyed singer Matt Berninger's random screams during a few songs. :)
There are still a few U.S. dates left, be sure to catch them.
Afraid Of Everyone
Baby, We'll Be Fine
Mistaken For Strangers
All The Wine
Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks
I found this video up on the youtube from the show. Please enjoy.