Win Tickets to The National at Greek Theatre Los Angeles

The National

The National have announced a set of West Coast tour dates including a headlining show date at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on Thursday, July 28. Supporting The National at the Greek Theatre will be Brooklyn alt-country charmers, The Lone Bellow. If you missed out on The National’s recent benefit gig at The Troubadour here’s your chance to see them live in Los Angeles.

In 2013 The National released their sixth studio album Trouble Will Find Me, which was Grammy-nominated for Best Alternative Album. We’re hoping the boys have some new music under their sleeves to share with us!

Tickets to The National at the Greek Theatre are priced at $37.50 – $42.50 and the show is all ages Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, February 12 at 10 a.m.

Presale tickets to The National at the Greek Theatre go on sale Thursday, February 11 at 10 a.m. You can access the presale by using the following Password: TROUBLE.


To celebrate The National’s Los Angeles date at the Greek Theatre, Grimy Goods is giving away tickets to the show. Enter the contest below for a chance to win!

The National HOllywood Forever Cemetery


1. First make sure you’re following Grimy Goods on Twitter here and/or “like” our Facebook page here.

2. Next, leave a comment on this post letting us know why you’re a fan of The National. Be sure to leave your valid email address when leaving a comment so we can notify you of your win (if selected as a winner). Email addresses are kept private and are not seen by the public. Winners will be selected on Wednesday, Feb. 24. Selected winners will need to reply to our email by 10am Thursday, February 25 to confirm their win. Winners will also need to verify that they followed all three steps of the contest.

3. When you’re done with your email entry, send us a Tweet (see below) or you can post on our Facebook wall.

TWEET:  Hey @GrimyGoods! I wanna win tix to @The_National on July 28 at @LAGreekTheatre!

FACE BOOK: Just leave a comment on our wall letting us know you entered our giveaway for a pair of tickets to The National on July 28 at the Greek Theatre LA!

The National – Terrible Love (Alternate Version)


The Lone Bellow – You Never Need Nobody


45 thoughts on “Win Tickets to The National at Greek Theatre Los Angeles

  1. Melissa Ramirez

    I saw Matt at the Troubadour as a part of El Vy and I’ve been in love since!! Never seen the National and I’d love to win ?

  2. Stephen El-Khatib

    I was introduced to The National by a few friends that are no longer around. The National reminds me of them and makes me smile again. The would have liked going to this show with me.

  3. Andrew W

    Matt Berninger is on my switch list, enough said. I’d love the opportunity to see the legend in person. <3

  4. Noemi

    This band has helped me through so much in life. I’ve been with them since I was a small child and have followed them nonstop and will continue to do so. They shaped me into who I am and I thank them every single day for it. It would be the greatest gift in the world to be able to see them. Every time I’ve attempted to it’s been sold out so this would be such a blessing. Even if I don’t win I still love them and hope to one day form a band just as great.

  5. Alejandra Guzman

    The National bring something to music that is rare to find in today’s music. Being passionate about music and always listening to tempos and beats I was able to appreciate what The National was creating. I have not yet to see them perform but would love to experience appreciating them in person.

  6. Felix

    The National have been a huge part in my life for as long as I can remember. I would get home half dead and put Alligator on while I enjoyed a few whiskys. It put me at ease and in a damn good mood. I’ve purchased every single album they have as well as their recent documentary. My appreciation for their music and their film is far too great to express in words… All this love for them and sadly I have not seen them at a full show… Only one of those rushed 3 song Jimmy Kimmel shows… Please Grimy help a huge fan out! It a check off the bucket list that is loooooonnngggg overdue!

  7. Kenneth D.

    Would absolutely love to see The National under the stars at the Greek this summer. Fell in love with their music and live show when I first saw them years ago at Coachella. They blew me away and I try not to miss them when they come to town now. Their Troubadour benefit show was absolutely brilliant and one of my top shows of 2015. Thanks for the chance!

  8. Elysia

    I’m a fan of The National because their songs touch your soul to the core. They have a way of having you feel for the song and the emotion behind it. The songs just strike a chord in you, and you can’t let go. You might not have gone through the exact same thing he’s singing about, but it doesn’t matter, cause you know exactly what he’s feeling. I’ve also seen them live once, and they do a great justice to their songs.

  9. Sam Nieto

    First things first. Thanks, Grimy Goods.
    So, this might be a shot in the dark but it’d be cool to win these tickets.
    I can’t really say more than you and everyone else knows about this band.
    Simply put, they’re great. I’ve been trying to see them live for years.
    I really want to win these tickets so I can take my friend Jacob and surprise him.
    This guy is ride or die, you feel me.
    He’s gone through so much lately, stuff people shouldn’t have to go through, and it would be cool to give him some good news.
    Stay lifted, GG.

  10. Ryan

    I’ve been a big fan of The National since falling in love with Alligator while driving cross country in ’05. I’d love to see them again at The Greek.

  11. Aaron

    Matt gave me his half-drunk bottle of wine at the cemetery show!
    I missed the troubadour show sadly, too expensive. Gotta catch them this time.

  12. Laura Davis


    I would LOVE to win tickets to see the National because the Dessner brothers are AMAZEBALLS. Have you heard the score to Big Sur? UNREAL. and don’t even get me started on Matt Berninger. Most haunting voice of all time, it makes you happy to feel sad. He’s like another person on stage, and you can’t take his eyes off him. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let me win these tickets. they are legit one of my favorite bands of all time, and to see them at my fave venue would be awesome.

    P.S. Love you guys forever.

  13. Kate Fehlhaber

    I am such a huge fan of The National. Their album Trouble Will Find Me has been my go-to album of choice since its debut in 2013. And I listen to it all the way through many times in a row! I’m such a fan of Matt Beringer’s voice – so effortless and lilting – and I’m totally digging his El Vy stuff, too! As much as I’m obsessed, I have yet to see them live!! It would be a dream!!!!

  14. Yael Neubauer

    Such a fan of The National. I just tried to get some pre-sale tickets and they were gone in seconds without a code. Was so excited to get them quickly for myself and another as a gift. This is my next best chance

  15. Steve Keyes

    Recently become a fan of The National. Definitely looking forward to seeing them live. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  16. Kathrine Bryan

    The National is amazing! They are so talented, and extremely humble. Their music is subdued, yet powerful. I would love to see them at the Greek!

  17. Jonathan

    The National is a really important band to me. Yes, they are often referred to as the seminal example of white people problems sad music, but I feel that’s reductive and diminutive to what differentiates The National from all those bands in that subgenre. Only rarely do few modern artists come that can really articulate and interpret the sound of heartbreak as perfectly as they can – uncut, bleeding with feeling, raw – and miraculously, without much radio friendly polish or parlor tricks. There’s a universality inherent to the DNA of their songwriting, that even though the lyrics still retain a subjective, personal viewpoint through the eyes and heart of Berninger’s experiences, the core of that experience – the feeling – it’s relatable and heartbreaking. I’ve been a big fan for a while, but I’ve never seen them live. It’d be a really important moment for me to experience that. (Also, if I ever spot Tom Berninger, I’m giving that man the biggest hug for being so adorably heartbreaking in Mistaken for Strangers.)

  18. Tessie Navarro

    I’m a fan of The National because, like so many others who have commented, they make me FEEL. From inspired, to sadness, to happiness, their music evokes true emotion. I’ve never seen them live either and I just know it would be an incredible experience.

  19. Jose zavala

    The national are the best. Their music speaks to me and he Greek is my favourite venue in LA it would be a dream come true!

  20. Jeremie Resendez

    The National is the band that I met my future wife at And it always brings great memories every time we see them. Would love to win this for her.

  21. Donna

    My boyfriend is from Cincinnati, so he’s been a fan of The National since they first started out. I had never heard of them until I met him, but I am now a fan too. It would be great to see them at the Greek. It is one of our favorite venues in LA.

  22. Rachel

    The National is definitely one of those bands that just sound better outside on a hot summer night. I’ve seen ’em at Hollywood Forever and the Hollywood Bowl, and with this show they’ll have achieved that rare trifecta of Hollywood alfresco venues…and I’d love to be there for it!

  23. Jessica

    I am in love with The National because their music speaks to my soul. When I am happy, they boost it up, when I am at whits end, they pick me back up off the ground, when I need to clean my house and just dance my ass off, they are the ones.
    I need to see them again asap, as i definitely need to be picked up off the ground right now…

  24. Marty

    Huge fan. I have fan art inspired by High Violet tattooed on my arms. The National take me be back to a different time in my life and I don’t mind revisiting them often.

  25. Breana Lazo

    Sometimes I just get in the mood to listen to good, melancholy music to be sad to and The National is my go-to band to do so, but I would love to do this to live music ??

  26. Brianne Noll

    Saw The National on my birthday at the Wiltern a few years back. The show was sold out & I’m short & couldn’t see over the crowd. Then a security guard randomly offered me a pit wristband! When I got to the pit, the guy next to me gave me a (no strings attached) beer! The National is one of my favorite bands & that was just one of the special nights I have enjoyed listening to their music. I hope they bring me good luck again so I can go see them at the Greek!!!

  27. Brian

    Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers was great, Alligator was amazing, but I heard Boxer at a very difficult time in my life, and it was the only album I could bear to listen to. I have been following them for a while, and will continue to listen to every thing they create. It would mean so much to be able to see them at The Greek.

  28. N. Camacho

    Since my first listen, The National have brought so many feelings that embody everything I have, currently or in the future will feel. As a musician also feels strong love and connect through the lyrics and chords.

    My girlfriend surprised me with tickets a few years back. They played out song in the rain and it was literally out of a movie. I would love for the chance to repay my now fiancé by taking her to see the band that we both have fond memories of.

  29. Vanessa

    The National are a solid band producing some of the most beautiful music around today. It’s almost impossible not to find yourself swept away in their lyrics, tones, and overall sound. I’d travel to the ends of the earth to catch a band that can sonically move me. The National does it with such ease it’s almost stupid. The National forever.

  30. Blanca Cardenas

    The National has gotten me through the times I felt like I wasn’t in a good place in my life. They’re my favorite, I’d love to be given the chance to see them live.

  31. Kevin Silva

    I’m a fan of The National because they’re this remarkable band that evokes so many true and honest emotions. Every word, every instrument, is beautiful and deliberate. I had the privilege of being at their show in Santa Barbara two years ago. It rained at the most perfect moments. I stood there dancing around with the biggest smile on my face looking at the sky as the rain fell down. They were playing “England” and Matt sang to us “You must be loving your life in the rain” and we for damn sure were. A fan forever.

  32. chuck

    I have spent an embarrassing amount of time watching concert footage of The National on YouTube over the past 5 years to have never actually seen them live, and it kills me inside just a little bit like every other weekday roughly. But especially when I’m at work, not having fun and watching The National concerts on YouTube. Like YouTube is cool but it’s not that cool. Hook me up, I would really appreciate it.

  33. Duke

    The National filled a void in my life that I never knew existed. The first time I showed my girlfriend ‘I Need My Girl’ was shortly before she told me ‘I love you’.
    How cool would it be for me to take her to her first National show?!

  34. Benjamin

    Been a fan of the band since Boxer. Always have kept tabs with them and even though the lyrics can be downer material occasionally, Matt’s voice and the band really make everything come together so nicely. So yeah, this will be a great summer gig to see!

  35. Cristian

    Winning these tickets would mean the world to me! A perfect sad sing along party for my girlfriend and I.

  36. Matthew Montes

    I’ve been a music lover for all my life. My father laid a foundation of artists to inspire my love for music with The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, and The Talking Heads. As I got older, I had this hunger to listen to as much music as I can. I’m addicted and can never get enough. When it comes to the National, they are special group, in where musically and lyrically they bring the true character out of you. I would love to go to this show, and see these amazing musicians leave an unforgettable memory in my life.

  37. Valeria

    I heard of The National through a favorite artist, Jeremy Bolm of Touché Amore. He mentioned Trouble Will Find Me, so I started listening to them that way. It’s now a top favorite and it would be great to hear that album and the rest of their music live. ?

  38. Megan

    The National is one of those bands that hit you right away once you hear one of their songs. Not only are the lyrics powerful but you truly want to sing a long even if it’s something sad. Please let me go to this!!! I’m afraid I’ll eat your brains if I don’t!

  39. Stephen

    Huge fan of The National. Been listening to them since Alligator. I’d love to win tickets to their show 🙂

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