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By Andy Argyrakis
Four nights with The National, Italian rocker's rare appearance, plus arena-sized EDM
Monday, April 14, 2014

The National The National The National

Four nights with The National: For indie rock appreciators, The National have always been amongst an elite class of innovators often mentioned alongside fellow scene shapers like Sufjan Stevens, Bon Iver and St. Vincent. But after the release of its fifth studio album "Trouble Will Find Me," awareness over the band expanded exponentially thanks to appearances on all the late night talk shows and a Grammy nomination, escalating concert demand for practically an entire week's worth of shows. Tuesday, April 15-Friday, April 18 at Chicago Theatre:

Zucchero Zucchero Zucchero Zucchero

An Italian rocker's rare appearance: One of Italy's most treasured rock n' blues singers Zucchero "Sugar" Fornaciari is making a rare trip to America to present his newest studio project "La Sesion Cubana," plus plenty of highlights from his 50 million album selling career. Outside of his extensive solo work, Zucchero's collaborated with a who's who of legends like Luciano Pavarotti, Miles Davis, Eric Clapton, Andrea Bocelli, John Lee Hooker and Sting. Wednesday, April 16 at Park West:

Armin van Buuren Armin van Buuren Armin van Buuren Armin van Buuren

Arena-sized EDM: He's been named #1 DJ by DJ Magazine no less than five times, has over 20 million listeners in 26 countries who tune into his weekly radio show "A State of Trance" and is a highly sought after producer. Indeed, Armin van Buuren is a global artist and essentially an ambassador to the entire EDM revival, as evidenced by his ability to fill arenas on the "Armin Only: Intense" tour, which besides being the ultimate dance party, is said to be a fully immersive, visually arresting technical production. Thursday, April 17 at United Center:

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