You can win a pair of tickets to see The National on Sept. 12 at Asheville’s Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. Leave a comment in the comments section of this post, and you’ll be entered to win.
Want to know more about The National? Check out this story just published by the Charlotte Observer. A snippet:
In the modern era of viral overnight hits, the National has made a steady, old school-style climb with intelligent, dark indie-rock. Since 2001, the Brooklyn band has released six critically adored albums and has gone from playing intimate bars to selling out six consecutive nights at The Beacon Theater in its hometown and performing on the main stage at this year’s Bonnaroo.
The National – which plays its first Charlotte show, at the Fillmore, on – is atypical in many ways.
“We’re very persistent to a fault,” explains bassist Scott Devendorf. “We measured our success through a bunch of small things.
That would be awesome!
Oh my gosh I have been in a cave for a week and almost missed my chance to get entered! pleeeeze count me in for consideration! 🙂 Thnx!
Ooh, pick me! Please, and Thank you!
I also love The National, and would love to see them live :). The lead singer’s voice is haunting, and one I’ve listened too often during this very rainy summer. Excited for them to be in Asheville. Thank you!
Have you done the drawing yet? Yes? No? Putting a name in a hat.
We would love free tickets!
dianty and i would love to go!
Welp. That escalated quickly.
Seriously, nobody has left a comment yet?
Count me in!
I want to see the National for free!
My husband would love to see The National!
Thanks Jason, keep rockin it
National spelled backward is Lanoitan!
Should be a great show, openers Frightened Rabbit are quite fantastic as well!
The opener, Frightened Rabbit, is one of my favorite bands! If you are going to the show make sure you show up early enough to catch them.
This is going to be a good show. I’m in.
I’d like to enter! These guys are great!
I will win, no?
The National has been working on a Grateful Dead tribute album for over a year, scheduled for release some time in 2014. I’d love to see them do a Dead tune or two!
More National Cowbell!
This is a great band! They do a lot for other acts and they are really something! It would be awesome to see them in such a cool venue and music loving town!
I’ve never listened to The National, but an old high school buddy is a huge fan. He lives in the Atlanta area, but will be in Asheville Thursday for work, and a pair of tickets would make for a great night. I’d get to see a new band, and he’d have an even better time than usual in Asheville.
Awesome opportunity to see a fantastic band. Yes, Please!
I love the national!
I would love to see this show. Even better to win tix.
I want to win tickets to The National!
I would love to go see these guys at the Thomas Wolfe!
Would love to see the National!
Holy awesomeness batman, I want those tickets!
Ok, since nobody else has…
Love this band! Followed them since Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers.
Last time I saw them was at the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta’s Little Five Points a few years back. Matt Berninger was fighting a cold or some type of upper respiratory issue, but he stuck it out for a full set.
Love The National. My favorite song that they sing is “Around the Bend.”
Thanks for the opportunity to win tickets! Super sweet!
I’m in it to win it.
That would be fun!
Loving the blog Jason! It has been so helpful for Courtney and I since first moving to town! The National is from Brooklyn- my neck of the woods back home on Long Island, and we’d love to check them out! See you soon!
That would be one fine show to attend.
I wanna go.
i would love to see the national!
I’m a big fan, and if no one else has entered, please consider my name.
These musicians are serious composers of contemporary rock music. They have diligently worked in the music scene, and garnered praise from many, including our fallible president.
Cool. Should be a great show!
Hell yeah, sign me up!
a comment 😉
I hope I won free tickets:))
Would love to go…
I would love to win a pair of tickets. Thanks.
Gee, I’d sure like to go see The National on Thursday! I love Frightened Rabbit too.
Would love to see…
pick me! pick me! pretty please with sugar on top! 🙂
I’ll take them!
Would soooo like to win tickets to The National. Have loved them for years and now they are coming to Asheville!
please, please, please
The National was listed as #37 Best Live Bands of 2013… I wanna win tickets and catch the show.
Would love to see these guys at the Wolfe! Thanks for the chance.
Um, yes please? Yes! Please!
Gimme tickets. One time. One time.
I’d love to see them live!
Would love to win!!!
Would love to win!!!
I’d really love to win these tickets!
Yay, The National! I wanna go!
Okey doke. 🙂
Count me in. Boxer is one of my favorite albums.
arguably the best american rock band of the last 10 years, the national show in asheville is going to be the highlight of the year in local shows — no contest!!
i love the national!
My girlfriend and I are big fans of the National! Glad to see them doing well.
Hello I would like to see this band and am making a comment stating so in an attempt to win tickets.
LOVE the National. Would love, love, love to win these tickets!
Would love to see the National
Pick me, pick me!!!!
Just any comment?
Oi…would be a pleasure indeed to receive these tickets.
Top of the morning! How about a pair of tickets to go with my coffee?
The National is great!
Oh! National tickets would be dreamy! Thanks man!
I’d love to win these tickets for my brother and sister in law who are arriving that day from new york!
I’d love to win these for my visiting gamily
I’d love to win tickets for my brother and sister in law who are coming down from New York!
Yo, Yo, Yo please hook a sista’ up with Ntnl tickets!!
I’ve been wanting to see this band since I first heard Alligator.
Jason we want those tickets to see the national brah!
Me! Love them!