The National Make Capitol Theater Debut, Tease “Bird Song”

Photo by Mike Greenhaus

Last night, The National made its debut at the Capitol Theater in Port Chester, NY in a Sound on Sound related event. The band took the opportunity to debut a new song, “Moon Drop Light,” which they mentioned they wrote last Thursday.

Other highlights of the show include a nod to the venue with set opener “Don’t Swallow the Cap”, fan favorites “Buzzblood Ohio”, “Pink Rabbits”, “Graceless” and the closer set “Fake Empire” again with the opening of their August 22 release with Bon Iver, “Weird Goodbyes”. Guitarist Aaron Dessner also teased the classic Jerry Garcia/Robert Hunter “Bird Song,” which the Grateful Dead debuted at the Capitol Theater in 1971, a few times near the end of the show.

Of note, Dessner, along with The National’s Scott and Bryan Devendorf, performed at the Capitol Theater in 2016 when they supported Bob Weir.

Find the full setlist below.

The National
The Capitol Theater – Port Chester, NY
September 23, 2022

Adjust: Don’t swallow the cork, I should live in salt, Bloodbuzz Ohio, The system only dreams in total darkness, I need my girl, This is the last time, Slow show, It doesn’t help pas, Wasps Nest, Moon Drop Light (Live Debut), Conversation 16, Tropic Morning News (Haversham), Day I Die, Rylan (with Indigo Sparke), Light Years, Pink Rabbits, England, Graceless, Fake Empire

Enc. : Weird Goodbye, Mr. November, Terrible Love, About Today, Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks

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