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Bon Iver played a show for a few hundred people in Berlin tonight

28 September 2016, 19:58 | Written by Paul Bridgewater

Justin Vernon brought Bon Iver to Berlin's famous Michelberger Hotel tonight for a small and very secret show this evening.

Playing a set that opened with "10 d E A T h b R E a s T ⚄ ⚄", Vernon and his four-piece band showcased almost the entirity of new record 22, A Million, leaving out the album's opening track "22 (OVER S∞∞N)" and closer "1000000 Million".

Read our review of Bon Iver's 22, A Million.

After an emotional rendition of "____45____", Vernon tore into "Creature Fear" from Bon Iver's debut recored For Emma, Forever Ago to close the short set.

Photo by Azar Kazimir at The Michelberger

The show comes ahead of Vernon's involvement in an intentionally nameless two-day, not-for-profit music event this weekend in association with the famous Michelberger Hotel - a longtime favourite resting hole for bands visiting Berlin.

Vernon has collaborated with the likes of The National's Aaron and Bryce Dessner, Gayngs' Ryan Olson and director Vincent Moon on the event, which places collaboration at its core. Around 80 artists are also involved inclusing Nils Frahm, Damian Rice, Sam Amidon, Woodkid, and The Staves.

Bon Iver Photo by Azar Kazimir at The Michelberger

The full setlist was:

10 d E A T h b R E a s T ⚄ ⚄
33 "GOD”
715 - CR∑∑KS
29 #Strafford APTS
666 ʇ
8 (circle)
Creature Fear

22, A Million is out on Friday via Jagjaguwar.

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