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 dedicated fan base the American Indie Folk band proved in their follow up, 2012's eponymous album Bon Iver, that they don't need a raw break-up or seclusion in a Wisconsin wood cabin to write a soulful success story.
Now 2016 brings a long-awaited third album from Bon Iver: 22, A Million ( release date: 30 September). The singles already released show a maturation of those trademark hypnotic melodies 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 at the core is still Vernon's haunting vocals and lyrics.
With the new album comes a Bon Iver European tour, the band's first in five years. There will be two London shows at the Camden's Roundhouse and one at the larger capacity Hammersmith Apollo.
Tickets are bound to sell out, so book promptly -- and, if you can, we recommend seeing Bon Iver in the more intimate Roundhouse venue.
Booking for the Bon Iver tour in London opens at 9am on Friday 16 September.
|What||Bon Iver European tour: Roundhouse & Hammersmith Apollo|
Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8EH | MAP
|Nearest tube||Chalk Farm (underground)|
15 Feb 17 – 16 Feb 17, The Roundhouse
On 19 Feb 17, Eventim Apollo Hammersmith
|Price||£35 – £40|
|Website||Click here to book tickets|