Bon Iver will play at a rally as well as a concert in support of Democratic Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin, who is seeking re-election, as well as early voting. Both events will go down on October 20th at the Sylvee in Madison. Bon Iver said in a statement: “Voting matters, and voting for Tammy Baldwin keeps it that way. We are thrilled to support Sen. Baldwin in encouraging early voting in Wisconsin with a rally and concert at Madison’s brand new venue The Sylvee on Oct. 20.” Bon Iver will be joined by Chris Rosenau from Collections of Colonies of Bees. Find tickets for the rally here.
Bon Iver and Moses Sumney performed a cover together of Sade’s 2000 hit “By Your Side” during Bon Iver’s second set at Bonnaroo 2018. Watch it below. Justin Vernon also performed Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty’s “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” with Amelia Meath from Sylvan Esso during the festival. Watch that via Reddit.
Bon Iver have announced a number of tour dates for 2018. The leg of shows will start this spring at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in Portland, Oregon on May 24th and will continue through Chicago, Indianapolis, Santa Barbara, Vancouver, and more. Check out the itinerary below.
05-24 Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
05-25 George, WA – Sasquatch Music Festival
05-26 Vancouver, British Columbia – Festival Lawn at Deer Lake Park
05-28 Edmonton, Alberta – Jubilee Auditorium
05-29 Calgary, Alberta – Stampede Corral
05-31 Missoula, MT – Kettlehouse Amphitheater
06-03 Chicago, IL – Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park
06-05 Indianapolis, IN – The Lawn at White River State Park
06-09 Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Music Festival
08-08 Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl
Bon Iver played their For Emma, Forever Ago 10th anniversary show in Milwaukee, Wisconsin last night where they performed an unreleased song called “Hayward, WI” that Justin Vernon wrote while he was working on For Emma. The group also played “Re: Stacks” and their Sarah Siskind cover, “Lovin’s For Fools.” Watch videos from the show below.
Bon Iver, as Stereogum points out, performed a new song at a concert in Richmond, Va. “It’s new and it’s not even quite done, but I just want to play it for y’all,” Justin Vernon introduced it. Watch a video of the song below. Bon Iver, during the set, also performed with Bruce Hornsby for a cover of Bonnie Raitt’s “I Can’t Make You Love Me” and played the Bon Iver, Bon Iver track “Beth/Rest,” according to JamBands.com. Watch the Raitt cover here, and the “Beth/Rest” here.
Bon Iver has announced a reissue of their debut album For Emma, Forever Ago for the album’s 10th anniversary. The new version will be released on CD and vinyl, will feature new artwork and an essay by collaborator Trever Hagen. Check out the cover art above. Bon Iver will celebrate the album’s anniversary as well with a one-off “smoke-free” performance at Milwaukee’s BMO Harris Bradley Center on February 17th. The album will be at their merch table and via Bon Iver’s official website exclusively.
La Blogothèque has created a new video series called “One2One,” where the featured musician performs for a single hand-picked fan. The first performer is Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, who performed for a fan during Michelberger Music event last at Funkhaus in Berlin, Germany. He plays an acoustic rendition of his 22, A Million song “8 (circle).” Watch it below.