Today Is All About Bon Iver

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is a Bon Iver fan.

He has issued a proclamation making Friday “Bon Iver Day” in Milwaukee.

The band is starting its international tour at the Riverside Theater in Milwaukee on Friday.

Riverside spokesman Andrew Nelson says the lead singer, Justin Vernon, will get the proclamation Friday on stage before a sold out crowd from his godfather who works for the city. Vernon is from Eau Claire, where he records his music.

According to Barrett’s proclamation, Bon Iver has become an international ambassador for Milwaukee and Wisconsin and the band’s music embraces Vernon’s Wisconsin heritage.