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Milwaukee mayor to give folk act the key to the city ahead of tour opener

Bon Iver are to be honoured with their own day today (July 22) in the US.

Justin Vernon‘s project will be handed the key to the city of Milwaukee in Wisconsin by mayor Tom Barrett ahead of the opening night of their international tour at the Riverside Theater tonight, reports Pitchfork.

The Mayor’s proclamation reads:

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.

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

Bon Iver recently released a cover of Peter Gabriel’s ‘Come Talk To Me’ online.

Justin Vernon recorded his debut album under the name Bon Iver, For Emma, Forever Ago, in July 2007 in a remote cabin in Wisconsin and followed it up with this year’s self-titled ‘Bon Iver’ album, which Adele recently revealed was her favourite album of the year so far.