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Bon Iver New Zealand Shows Announced

Bon Iver New Zealand Shows Announced

A.K. / Tuesday 26th November, 2019 11:00AM

Bon Iver return to Aotearoa for the first time in eight years in 2020 with a full band and immersive new production, riding the waves of their fourth album i,i, released in August this year. Last here for two Pōneke shows as part of the 2012 New Zealand International Arts Festival, this visit sees Justin Vernon's experimental folk project touring the North Island, making stops in Pōneke and Tāmaki Makaurau in early June. Bon Iver's rave-reviewed new record scooped up four Grammy nominations last week, including Album of the Year and Record of the Year for single 'Hey, Ma' – take note of the details for the group's "most ambitious shows to date" below...

Bon Iver

Friday 5th June - Trusts Arena, Auckland
Sunday 7th June - TSB Arena, Wellington

Presales available via Handsome Tours from 10am, Tuesday 3rd December
General public sales available via Handsome Tours from 11am, Thursday 5th December

Enjoy the recently released, moving clip for Bon Iver's 'Naeem'...

Witness the mini-documentary Bon Iver: Autumn...

Press Release:

Supa Dog Touring and Handsome Tours are proud to announce that BON IVER will return to New Zealand and Australia in June 2020 with a spectacular arena show in support of their latest, highly-acclaimed album i, i.

Led by Justin Vernon, the tour represents Bon Iver’s first visit down under in eight years, featuring two New Zealand shows (Auckland - June 5, 2020 + Wellington - June 7, 2020) before carrying onto Australia for 6 more dates. Featuring a full band and immersive new production, these shows will be their most ambitious shows to date - unlike anything fans have seen before.

In August this year, Bon Iver released their fourth studio album i,i, garnering an ecstatic response. Singles from the album went straight onto global streaming and radio playlists whilst Justin Vernon and the band opened up more than ever before with in-depth interviews from Pitchfork, Zane Lowe, Annie Mac, Q and Uncut.

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. The northern hemisphere’s autumn marked Bon Iver’s most expansive, joyful and generous album yet.


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Bon Iver
Sat 10th Apr
Trusts Arena, Auckland
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Sun 11th Apr
TSB Arena, Wellington