The inspiration and creative process behind this breakthrough was as mythic and romantic as the songs themselves, with singer-songwriter Justin Vernon channelling heartbreak into each track. Then, armed with a clutch of awards and a dedicated fan base, the American indie-folk band proved in their 2012 follow-up that they don't need a raw break-up or seclusion in a Wisconsin wood cabin to write a soulful success story.
2016 brought a long-awaited third album from Bon Iver called 22, A Million. The songs displayed a maturation of those trademark hypnotic melodies and heartfelt lyrics with a more experimental sound. The eccentrically-named tracks '22 (OVER S∞∞N)' '10 d E A T h b R E a s T ⊠ ⊠' layer electro, brass and jagged bass for a rougher finish than the dreamy earlier songs. But frontman Justin Vernon's vocals and lyrics, now more gut-punchingly raw and expressive than ever, still lie at the heart of the music.
With the new album comes a new tour, which was cancelled for 2017 but now up-and-running again for 2018. There will be a series of shows at London's Eventim Apollo in late February and early March.
Tickets for all Bon Iver shows in London have sold out.
|What||Bon Iver Album Tour: Eventim Apollo|
|Where||London's Eventim Apollo , 45 Queen Caroline St, Hammersmith , W6 9QH | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Hammersmith (All lines) (underground)|
21 Feb 18 – 05 Mar 18, gates open 6:30 PM
|Website||Click here for more information|