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The National is playing a free show at House of Vans ahead of its Obama Summit gig

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While you probably didn't score a ticket to the Chance the Rapper-curated Obama Foundation Summit concert at Wintrust Arena on November 1, where indie-rockers the National will join a sure-to-be-star-studded lineup of musical guests, there's another chance to see the group. The House of Vans will host a free warm-up performance by the National on October 30 at 6:30pm and admission is totally free, though you'll need to win tickets through a lottery.

The ticket lottery for the concert opened this morning and will close at midnight this evening. Enter via the House of Vans website and keep your fingers crossed—winners will be notified on Friday, October 27.

The pair of shows around the Obama Summit won't be the National's only stop in Chicago this year. The band is currently touring behind its recent album Sleep Well Beast and will headline a two-night stand at the Civic Opera House on December 12 and 13. It should be a good couple of weeks for anyone who can't enough of Matt Berninger morose, politically-charged lyricism. 

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