Bon Iver

From31 May 2019to19 July 2019

Bon Iver

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Bon Iver is a highly acclaimed, Grammy Award-winning American indie-folk rock band, formed around the creative prowess of Wisconsinite Justin Vernon in 2007.

Justin Vernon’s journey as Bon Iver grew out of the embers of his previous band DeYarmond Edison. After DeYarmond Edison’s disbandment, the breakdown of a relationship, a stint with mononucleosis hepatitis, and a marathon intake of the ’90’s TV series “Northern Exposure”, the groundwork for Vernon’s new project was laid. The musician then moved into his father’s cabin in Dunn County, Wisconsin, U.S., and with very modest recording and musical equipment, began crafting a collection of introspective and emotionally-intense songs.

Bon Iver, the name derived from a misspelling of the French for “cold winter”, initially intended the songs to form a demo, however, after hearing feedback from his manager and friends, decided to self-release the recordings. “For Emma, Forever Ago” was released in 2007 initially limited to 500 CDs, however popularity for the album grew exponentially when the record, and its story, hit the blogosphere. With exposure granted by the likes of CMJ Music Marathon and a glowing Pitchfork review, Bon Iver signed with Jagjaguwar in October 2007, who reissued “For Emma, Forever Ago” in January 2008. The release subsequently became one of the most popular albums of 2008, both among music fans and music critics, and led to Vernon becoming a prized-cow in the industry.

After embarking on an extensive U.S. and Canadian tour alongside members Sean Carey and Matt McCaughan among others, Bon Iver released the EP “Blood Bank” in 2009. A year later Vernon was enlisted by Kanye West to provide vocals to the tracks “Woods”, “Monster”, and “Dark Fantasy”, from Kanye’s “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy”.

Bon Iver’s full-length follow-up proved to be far more ambitious than the debut with luscious and textured orchestration, thanks to the involvement of bass saxophone player Solin Stetson and pedal-steel guitarist Greg Leisz. The self-titled sophomore album was released in June 2011 on Jagjaguwar and recorded at Vernon’s own April Base Studios in Fall Creek, Wisconsin. “Bon Iver”utilizes a vast selection of musical accompaniments and earned Vernon two Grammys, for Best New Artist and Best Alternative Music Album in 2012.

 

Friday 31 May 2019 – Sunday 02 June 2019

Best Kept Secret Festival 2019

Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands

 

Sunday 02 June 2019

All Points East 2019

Victoria Park, London, UK

 

Tuesday 04 June 2019

Rockhal, Esch Sur Alzette, Luxembourg

 

Friday 14 June 2019

Mölleplatsen, Malmö, Sweden

 

Wednesday 10 July 2019 – Friday 12 July 2019

NOS Alive 2019

Lisbon, Portugal

 

Thursday 11 July 2019 – Saturday 13 July 2019

Mad Cool Festival 2019

Madrid, Spain

 

Saturday 13 July 2019

Passeio Marítimo de Algés, Algés, Portugal

 

Friday 19 July 2019

Open Air Im Kulturpark Schlachthof, Wiesbaden, Germany

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