Last month Bon Iver released their fourth studio album i,i, garnering an ecstatic response. Today the band have announced a full European tour. The upcoming arena 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.
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
Tickets: 40.70, 48.55 and 55.26 euros.
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This concert has been announced on 10 September 2019