During these unprecedented times, with coronavirus, civil unrest around the globe, Americans still have an election to think about. In November, citizens from all 50 states will be voting for our next president.
A lot of celebrities and artists enjoy speaking out about their political views including the band Bon Iver. The group had been planning on performing a few dates for in their home state of Wisconsin, however those dates have been cancelled.
It is no surprise that more shows are having to be postponed or cancelled due to the relentless Coronavirus. Although, Bon Iver had intentions with this specific set of shows.
Bon Iver’s manager had the idea to incentivize the shows meant to take place in October. The incentive would be that if ticket purchasers registered to vote they would be able to purchase tickets on presale.
With the upcoming election many are eager to see a new president take office, as there are those who are eager to see our current president have another term. These efforts are to help increase the turn out of voters.
During this time of the global pandemic, and the economic down turn that rippled from the corona virus, music venues have been suffering. In June Bon Iver was a part of a large group of artists who have written a letter to the government seeking help to keep music venues open.
There are many European dates as well that have been previously, either postponed or cancelled due to the coronavirus.
The American dates were planned for October before they were cancelled. “Skinny Love” performers explained in a tweet about the European dates, “It is with great care and empathy to all involved that we announce the rescheduling of the below tour dates in Europe and the UK to January 2021”
It is with great care and empathy to all involved that we announce the cancellation of our October shows in La Crosse, Wausau, and Appleton. We believe that this is the best preventative action we can take against the continued spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). pic.twitter.com/PBnirWfwoC
— Bon Iver (@boniver) July 10, 2020
46 for 46 Tour Dates:
05/10/20 – La Crosse, WI – La Crosse Center- South Hall
07/10/20 – Wausau, WI – Grand Theater
08/10/20 – Appleton, WI – Fox Cities PAC