Bon Iver Play Surprise Show At Berlin Hotel, Announce Newspaper Handouts In Several Cities

Today was a big day for Bon Iver. They’re about to release their new album 22, A Million, and tonight, just a few days before their non-profit collaborative performance in Berlin, Justin Vernon and co. played a secret show at the city’s Michelberger Hotel.

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Based on this mysterious Instagram, fans also flocked to the intersection of S Farwell and Eau Claire St in Vernon’s Eau Claire, WI hometown today, where they were handed a commemorative newspaper filled with album-related art. Many of those same fans also headed to the Joynt, a dive bar in town where Justin Vernon’s parents first met decades ago, to hear the album on the jukebox. See some photos of the giveaway below via Reddit.

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More giveaways in other cities are being announced now on Bon Iver’s Instagram. Here’s a list of confirmed cities that will be graced by the newspaper:

Mexico City
Los Angeles

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If Reddit is to be believed, some record stores may also be selling 22, A Million early.

UPDATE: Some more info…