10 September 2019

BON IVER ANNOUNCE FULL EUROPEAN ARENA TOUR INCLUDING LONDON’S SSE ARENA WEMBLEY MMH

FIRST UK TOUR SINCE FEBRUARY 2018 AND FIRST OUTING OF BRAND NEW i,i LIVE SHOW

i,i OUT NOW VIA JAGJAGUWAR

“Listen closely and you can hear the language of pop being redrafted in real time”
5/5 The Observer

Watch the video for the previously shared ‘Hey Ma’ here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDAKS18Gv1U

Last month Bon Iver released their fourth studio album i,i, garnering an ecstatic response. Singles from the album went straight onto Radio 1 and 6 Music playlists whilst Justin Vernon and the band opened up more than ever before with in-depth interviews from Pitchfork, Zane Lowe, Annie Mac, Q and Uncut.

Today the band have announced a full European tour with arena shows including at London’s Wembley Arena. This will be their first UK tour since 2018 which included an eight night sold out residency at London’s Hammersmith Apollo and will follow on from their headline slot at All Points East this summer. These shows are their most ambitious to date as they bring their brand new live show to Europe for the first time. More info on how Bon Iver will be bringing a sense of intimacy and sonic and visual innovation to these venues can be found in their WeTransfer mini-documentary here: https://wepresent.wetransfer.com/story/bon-iver-autumn/
Recorded mostly at Sonic Ranch in Texas, i,i finds Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon in a calmed creative state that he channels into the heart of each of the album’s 13 songs. The core band for the i,i sessions included Sean Carey, Andrew Fitzpatrick, Mike Lewis, Matt McCaughan, and Justin Vernon with Rob Moose and Jenn Wasner, plus contributions from James Blake, Brad and Phil Cook, Aaron and Bryce Dessner, Bruce Hornsby, Channy Leaneagh, Naeem Juwan, Velvet Negroni, Marta Salogni, Francis Starlite, Moses Sumney, TU Dance, and many others. i,i completes a cycle: from the winter of For Emma, Forever Ago came the frenetic spring of Bon Iver, Bon Iver, and the unhinged summer of 22, A Million. Now, fall has arrived with Bon Iver’s most expansive, joyful and generous album yet.

Tour dates:
15 Apr – Lisbon, PT @ Altice Arena
16 Apr – Madrid, ES @ WiZink Center
17 Apr – Barcelona, ES @ Palau Sant Jordi
20 Apr – Berlin, DE @ Mercedes-Benz Arena
23 Apr – Antwerp, BE @ Sportpaleis
24 Apr – Amsterdam, NL @ Ziggo Dome
26 Apr – London @ SSE Arena Wembley
27 Apr – Birmingham @ Arena Birmingham
29 Apr – Leeds @ First Direct Arena
30 Apr – Manchester @ Manchester Arena
01 May – Glasgow @ The SSE Hydro
03 May – Dublin @ 3Arena

Tickets and full details are here:
https://boniver.org/

Support comes from Aaron Dessner’s Big 37d03d Machine

i,i artwork, art direction by Eric Timothy Carlson
Bon Iver:
Sean Carey
Drum, Piano, Voice
Andrew Fitzpatrick
Synthesis, Guitar
Michael Lewis
Bass Guitar, Synths, Saxophone
Matt McCaughan
Drum, Synthesis
Justin Vernon
Guitar, Bass Guitar, Synths, Voice
Jenn Wasner
Guitar, Synths, Voice

Praise for i,i:
“Listen closely and you can hear the language of pop being redrafted in real time”
5/5 The Observer

“Indispensable”
Sunday Times ‘Album of the Week’

“Bon Iver has pieced together this fourth album in an impossibly intelligent way”
5/5 NME

“Bon Iver have bestowed experience to craft an emotional tour-de-force that displays an unparalleled understanding of the power of music”
5/5 DIY

“Hearing is believing in an artistry for this or any age”
5/5 The Sun

“The dual strands of community and intimacy that cling to the walls of i,i like residue contain its real strengths”
9/10 Loud and Quiet

“Bon Iver paints on the largest canvas yet”
9/10 Uncut

“Brimming with ideas, textures and the creative heft of its contributing cast”
8/10 Clash

“i,i never sounds less than excellent”
4/5 Mojo

“Fans from all eras and incarnations of Bon Iver should find something to enjoy here”
4/5 The i Paper ‘Album of the Week’

“[Justin Vernon] sounds human and vulnerable — and more appealing for that reason”
4/5 Evening Standard ‘Album of the Week’

“Vernon is one of the sonic architects of our times”
4/5 The Telegraph

i,i cements Vernon as a serious-minded songwriter who conveys deep feeling through poetic imagery and stark melody”
4/5 The Times

“Bask in i,i’s deep autumnal glow”
4/5 Record Collector

“Perhaps the most complete Bon Iver album to date”
The Line Best Fit

“Bon Iver have embraced an openness that is simultaneously more vulnerable and more self-assured”
New Statesman

“This release is the band at their finest”
91% Gigsoup