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Milwaukee Mayor Declares Friday, July 22 'Bon Iver Day'

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Justin Vernon and the gang has taken the nation by the storm with the release of the second self-titled album.  Bon Iver will be kicking off their tour with two sold-out show at Milwaukee's Riverside Theater.  To honor the success of Eau Claire's Native, Mayor Tom Barett announced that Friday, July 22, 2011 will be 'Bon Iver Day.'  Below is the official announcement from the Mayor's office.  So what do you plan to do on this special occasion?

The City of Milwaukee joins community members and supporting fans on the occasion of Bon Iver’s international tour kicking off at the Riverside Theater on Friday, July 22,
2011; and,

WHEREAS, Bon Iver was founded in 2007 by Justin Vernon in his
hometown of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, where he continues to record music in a new state-of-theart recording studio; and,

WHEREAS, Bon Iver’s music embraces Justin Vernon’s Wisconsin
heritage, as he has become an international ambassador for both Milwaukee and Wisconsin, while they travel across the world playing music and interact with national media; and,

WHEREAS, Bon Iver’s self-titled album debuted at number two on the
Billboard charts in June 2011, and has gained attention from the New York Times, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, SPIN Magazine, Late Night with David Letterman, The Colbert Report and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart; and,

WHEREAS, The City of Milwaukee joins supporting fans to enjoy the entertaining performance of Bon Iver and commends the band for their musical
accomplishments;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, TOM BARRETT, Mayor of the City of Milwaukee, do hereby proclaim Friday, July 22, 2011, to be BON IVER DAY throughout the City of Milwaukee.

TOM BARRETT
Mayor