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The National to headline Cincinnati 'get out the vote' concert for Hillary Clinton

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Posted at 11:30 AM, Oct 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-20 11:53:32-04

CINCINNATI -- The National is returning home Nov. 2 to get out the vote for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

The band, which started in the Queen City in 1999, will perform as part of Hillary for America's "Love Trumps Hate" concert series to motivate people to vote on Election Day in key battleground states, the Clinton campaign announced Thursday. 

Details on where The National will perform and how to buy tickets will be announced in the near future.

During their show The National will act as Clinton surrogates, arguing she will make a better president than Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Trump leads Clinton in Ohio by less than a percentage point in an average of the most recent presidential polling data, as reported by Real Clear Politics on Thursday.

The National last performed in the Queen City with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in March 2015. The band, which is currently based in Brooklyn, may be best known for its 2010 hit "Bloodbuzz Ohio."

The band also performed on Fountain Square in 2008 in support of President Barack Obama's first election campaign and again in 2012 at the Emery Theater during his bid for re-election.