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Media Memo: Alumnus Vernon makes Billboard cover, to perform on 'Jimmy Fallon'

TO: News Editors and Directors

FROM: Julie Poquette

DATE: May 23, 2011

SUBJECT: Alumnus Vernon makes Billboard cover, to perform on 'Jimmy Fallon'

Justin Vernon
Justin Vernon of Bon Iver

Justin Vernon, 2004 comparative studies in religion graduate of UW-Eau Claire, Eau Claire native and leader/singer-songwriter for the much-acclaimed indie-rock group Bon Iver, will appear with the group tonight on NBC's "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" for the network television premiere of music from its new album, "Bon Iver, Bon Iver." Another UW-Eau Claire alumnus, drummer Sean Carey, a 2007 music graduate, also is a member of Bon Iver.

Vernon also is featured on the cover of the May 28 issue of Billboard magazine. Bon Iver's long-awaited second album is due out June 21 on the Jagjaguwar label. The group also has announced a 16-date U.S. summer tour, which kicks off July 22 and 23 at Milwaukee's Riverside Theatre.

Vernon was the subject of a feature story in the spring 2009 issue of UW-Eau Claire's alumni magazine, The View. The article can be read online at http://www.uwec.edu/theview/spring09/BonIver.htm.

The Billboard cover story is available online at http://www.billboard.com/features/bon-iver-the-billboard-cover-story-1005195152.story#/features/bon-iver-the-billboard-cover-story-1005195152.story.

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