Tonight, Bon Iver will release their fourth studio album i,i digitally on Jagjaguwar. Following yesterday’s intimate i,i listening events, today saw the territory-by-territory release of 8 individual new Bon Iver tracks as fans woke up to the unannounced gift of the band’s most expansive, joyful and generous music yet, cascading from Sydney to Warsaw, London to Los Angeles.
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.
The thirteen songs on i,i complete 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 arrives with Bon Iver’s most expansive, joyful and generous album yet. The physical release for i,i is set for August 30th.
Hear one of the new tracks, titled ‘Naeem’ here…
Following the release of i,i, Bon Iver will tour the U.S. in September and October. See a full list of shows below…
08.31.19 – KETTLEHOUSE AMPHITHEATER – MISSOULA, MT
09.02.19 – GERALD R. FORD AMPHITHEATER – VAIL, CO
09.03.19 – RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE – MORRISON, CO
09.04.19 – MAVERIK CENTER – SALT LAKE CITY, UT
09.06.19 – THE GORGE AMPHITHEATRE – GEORGE, WA
09.07.19 – PACIFIC COLISEUM – VANCOUVER, CA
09.10.19 – THEATER OF THE CLOUDS – PORTLAND, OR
09.12.19 – CHASE CENTER – SAN FRANCISCO, CA
09.15.19 – THE FORUM – LOS ANGELES, CA
10.03.19 – XCEL ENERGY CENTER – ST. PAUL, MN
10.04.19 – ALLSTATE ARENA – ROSEMONT, IL
10.06.19 – SCOTIABANK ARENA – TORONTO, CA
10.08.19 – SCHOTTENSTEIN CENTER – COLUMBUS, OH
10.10.19 – WELLS FARGO CENTER – PHILADELPHIA, PA
10.11.19 – BARCLAYS CENTER – BROOKLYN, NY
10.15.19 – TD GARDEN – BOSTON, MA
10.17.19 – THE ANTHEM – WASHINGTON, DC
10.18.19 – THE ANTHEM – WASHINGTON, DC
10.19.19 – PNC ARENA – RALEIGH, NC
And watch mini-documentary ‘Bon Iver: Autumn’ to learn more about how Bon Iver will bring the music into arenas for their upcoming tour….