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Pop-up '22, A Million' listening party TONIGHT down at the ol' Bon Iver mural

The Bon Iver mural at Lake Street and Knox Avenue in south Minneapolis -- what a snapshot!

The Bon Iver mural at Lake Street and Knox Avenue in south Minneapolis -- what a snapshot! Jay Boller

Bon Iver mega-fans will gather 'round a boombox Thursday in Uptown to hear new album 22, A Million hours before its Friday release. 

What can we expect come 6:30 p.m. near the ol' Bon Iver mural at 715 W. Lake St. in Minneapolis? If Wednesday's gathering in Eau Claire, Wisconsin -- the hometown of Bon Iver mastermind Justin Vernon -- is any indication, there will be a boombox playing 22, A Million, plus special newspapers tied to the LP (limit three!). 

The event is part of a global network of listening parties coinciding with the Grammy-winning band's first album in five years; similar parties are set to go down in Mexico City, London, Paris, and elsewhere (click here for the full slate of locations/instructions on flipping the tape). Bon Iver debuted 22, A Million live at August's Eaux Claires Festival

Last night's "mystery event" drew large crowds and TV crews, but not Bon Iver as they were performing a surprise show in Berlin. Here's a taste of the festivities in western Wisconsin:  

 

22, A Million

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Looking to get extra pumped for 22, A Million? Read our feature from last month's exclusive press junket in Eau Claires. Our man JV dished so hard about his cryptographic and experimentally inclined third LP, in fact, that we had to create this bonus post of quotes.

At this point you're possibly too pumped, so cool down with all known teased singles from the new album.