Last month, Bon Iver released their sensational fourth studio album i,i.
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 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.
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, and the unhinged summer of 22, A Million. Now, fall has arrived with Bon Iver’s most expansive, joyful and generous album yet.
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
Support comes from Aaron Dessner’s Big 37d03d Machine who will develop and perform new music in collaboration with 37d03d friends.
Watch the video for the previously shared ‘Hey Ma’ here…