Bon Iver - Surprise Return and New Album from Grammy Award Winners
Justin Vernon rose from the undergrowth of wintry Wisconsin to hit the big time, creating and fronting this cherished group, and spearheading the folk rock renaissance of the 2000s. He paved the way for the likes of Fleet Foxes and Grizzly Bear, the new generation of artsy, indie acts, and this influence can still be felt today. However in 2012, following two Grammy Award wins, the band sadly made a formal announcement that they would no longer be making music together. Having reignited the spark after collaborations with the likes of Kanye West and James Blake, Vernon's folk rock group are ready to make their comeback. With a 2016 tour in Asia, upcoming dates in the US and a teaser video with new music posted on their social media, it seems the band may have had a change of heart. Keep an eye out for much awaited new music and tour dates in the UK. Pick up Bon Iver tickets in StubHub.
Bon Iver Biography - Experience Justin Vernon's Melancholy Tones live
Following the break-up in 2007 of his band since high school, DeYarmond Edison, the end of a relationship with a long-term girlfriend and a battle with a debilitating viral disease, Justin Vernon retreated to his father's cabin in Wisconsin. It was here that the seeds for his brilliant new project were sown, named after an intentionally misspelt translation of the French for 'good winter'. After creating his nine track LP For Emma, Forever Ago in just three months, Vernon toured, joined by Michael Noyce on guitar, Matthew McCaughan on drums and Sean Carey on piano, whilst their seminal debut album gained critical acclaim and was ranked in The Rolling Stone's Top 100 Albums of All Time.
Their haunting and heartfelt tracks including 'Skinny Love' and 'Flume' led to the great success of the Wisconsin group and a Grammy Award winning sophomore album Bon Iver, Bon Iver. With this second album, Vernon's project grew with the help of saxophonists Mike Lewis and Colin Stetson and pedal steel guitarist Greg Leisz, and their sound changed: with Vernon's bold vision, the indie-folk band boast impressive intricacies and depth to their music, reflected in the success of this album hitting number two in the Billboard Chart. Grab Bon Iver tickets now on StubHub.
Similar Artists on Tour
After grabbing Bon Iver tickets on StubHub, why not check out the latest from similar inspirational artists? Another of Justin Vernon's musical babies, Volcano Choir, is equally beautifully haunting, along with the dulcet tones of James Vincent McMorrow.
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