American indie folk band Bon Iver was created by singer- songwriter Justin Vernon in 2006. Vernon independently debuted the album For Emma, Forever Ago in July 2007. The debut album was recorded by Vernon when he isolated himself in a cabin in Wisconsin. He moved from North Carolina to the isolated cabin in Wisconsin to recover from the breaking up of the band DeYarmond Edison and an ended relationship. February 2018 marked the 10 year anniversary of the world-wide release for the album. To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of For Emma, Forever Ago Bon Iver held a special event in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The special event will commemorate the album that went world-wide ten years ago.
Vernon released his second album Bon Iver, Bon Iver June 17, 2011 which included a different musical direction and more people than the first. The album was recorded in a remolded Veterinary clinic that was bought by Vernon and his brother. After the release of the second album the band announced that it will be taking a break, but not breaking up. The break was announced from the band in 2012. While the band was on break they released the song “Heavenly Father” for the film Wish I Was Here in 2014. The band announced a tour in Asia in early 2016.
Bon Iver released their third album 22, A Million in 2017, taking another direction musically from the first two albums. The album has been compared to Radiohead and described as strange and experimental. The band was nominated for a Grammy in the category Best Alternative Music Album in 2017 for 22, A Million.
Bon Iver announced dates for their North American tour. According to Pitchfork the band has been touring off and on since the release of their last album 22, A Million in 2016. The tour will start on May 24th in Portland, OR and end on August 8th at the Santa Barbra Bowl. On the tour the band will also be performing at the Sasquatch Music Festival and the Bonnaroo Music Festival. According to mxdwn announced that Bon Iver as part of the Sasquatch Music Festival and would be performing along side artists such as Tyler, the Creator.
Bon Iver Summer 2018 Tour
05-24 Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
05-25 George, WA – Sasquatch Music Festival
05-26 Vancouver, British Columbia – Festival Lawn at Deer Lake Park
05-28 Edmonton, Alberta – Jubilee Auditorium
05-29 Calgary, Alberta – Stampede Corral
05-31 Missoula, MT – Kettlehouse Amphitheater
06-03 Chicago, IL – Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park
06-05 Indianapolis, IN – The Lawn at White River State Park
06-09 Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Music Festival
08-08 Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl