Bon Iver returns to Australian shores in March 2012 to celebrate the release of Bon Iver, Bon Iver, their highly-acclaimed, second full-length record, out now via Jagjaguwar / Inertia. Following a sold-out tour back in 2009, the band returns as a 9-piece to give audiences the opportunity to see the show in some of Australia’s most iconic venues; the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, The Barton Theatre, Sydney Opera House, Red Hill Auditorium, Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre and Tivoli Theatre.
Bon Iver follows lightly in the footsteps of 2008’s ethereal and brooding debut, For Emma, Forever Ago; and if reviews from international shows are anything to go by, the live interpretation is a subtle yet powerful thing, not to be missed.
Crafted over three years, Bon Iver, Bon Iver, debuted at No. 2 on the US and Australian charts, No. 4 in the UK, and No. 5 in New Zealand. The release received glowing reviews and solid airplay, including the coveted crown of a Triple J Feature Album. In the US, seminal music site Pitchfork rated the album 9.5 out of 10 and described it as “… flawless right up to its conclusion”.
Praise for Bon Iver – Bon Iver
“Vernon’s romantic streak throws throughout this self-titled album, an effort that will undoubtedly be among this year’s best” HERALD SUN
“Beautiful, complex and dripping in sincerity, Bon Iver’s long awaited new album is everything an album should be” SUN HERALD
“This album is an experience that not only equals but surpasses its predecessor, soundtracking pure and intense emotion in a way that is always redeeming” DRUM MEDIA
“It’s exactly what you hope for from your favourite artists in their best moments – evolution, difficulty and, especially, something new” THE VINE