Bon Iver Will Return This Summer

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In the four years since Bon Iver exited the spotlight, many fans have wondered if the critically adored folk group would ever bless the world with another release. It’s a fear and worry that started when — in an interview with Australia’s Triple J radio while promoting his Volcano Choir album — group mastermind Justin Vernon said, “I don’t really write songs anymore… I really have to be in a specific headspace to even begin to illuminate an idea that would create another Bon Iver record, and I’m just not there.” You felt it, and I know I did too.

That was then and this is now, and the Justin Vernon of today has a completely different message for the world. During a recent interview with Minneapolis’ KARE 11, Vernon revealed that he’ll get the band back together for a headlining set at the inaugural Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival, to be held in Vernon’s native Wisconsin from July 17-18. “It’s the perfect platform for us to be like, ‘This is how we’re starting this new cycle, new life of the band,'” he said. “It makes so much sense to start it here.”

The National, Sufjan Stevens and The Tallest Man on Earth are also set to appear at Eaux Claires Music and Arts Festival. Visit the festival’s website for ticket and travel information.

Details of the performance have yet to be confirmed by the band’s management or PR, but if Vernon says that the plan is to reunite at Eaux Claire then we are certainly not going to argue otherwise. We’ll bring you more news on the return of Bon Iver as soon as additional information becomes available.

James Shotwell

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