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The Arcade Fire And The National, Can UIC Hold All That Emotion?

By Michele Lenni in Arts & Entertainment on Jan 18, 2011 10:00PM

arcade fire.jpeg For those of us who weren't lucky enough to traipse the grounds at this Lollapalooza festival during that breezy and beautiful weekend in August, and you missed the awe-inspiring spectacle that is The Arcade Fire, we have some wonderful news in store for you! Jam Productions just announced that The Arcade Fire will be careening onto the stage at the University of Illinois at Chicago's UIC Pavillion on Monday, April 25.

And just when you thought your level of enthusiam couldn't get any more intense there's more! The National will be will be appearing as very special guests! We could barely contain ourselves when we got the news that both bands will be playing together, and who knows, may even jam onstage! Tickets are $51.00 (both reserved and general admission main floor) and will be available at The UIC Pavilion box office and all Ticketmaster outlets starting this Saturday, January 22 at 11:00 a.m. And yes, there is another bonus. Each ticket purchased includes a $1 donation to Partners In Health, dedicated for over 20 years to health and social justice. Two of the most amazing bands currently making music and for a great cause; what more can we ask for?