Bon Iver’s upcoming show in Singapore is about the closest we’ll ever get to see them performing live on stage.
The American indie folk act announced that they will be embarking on an Asian tour next year. Malaysia has not been included as part of their touring destinations, but you can still make your way to our neighbouring country, Singapore.
Formed in 2007, Bon Iver is an acclaimed indie folk band led by Wisconsin singer-songwriter Justin Vernon. The name is derived from the French phrase bon hiver, meaning “good winter”, taken from a greeting on Northern Exposure.
Titled “For Emma, Forever Ago”, their debut album was mostly composed and recorded by Vernon over 3 months spent in his father’s cabin in northwestern Wisconsin. The record garnered critical acclaim and was touted by Rolling Stone magazine as “one of the all-time great breakup albums”.
In 2012, they released a follow-up album called “Bon Iver, Bon Iver” and it showcased a different musical direction due to a collaborative effort featuring various other musicians. They won Grammy Awards that year for “Best New Artist” and “Best Alternative Music Album” for “Bon Iver, Bon Iver”. They also announced their intent to take a break from performing, with the label asserting that the band has not broken up.
In 2014, they released a new song titled “Heavenly Father” for Zach Braff’s film “Wish I Was Here”. They also debuted 2 new songs during their first show in almost 3 years at the Eaux Claires Music Festival in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
There weren’t any plans for a new Bon Iver album yet, but the band announced that they would embark on an Asian tour for the first time ever. They will kick off the tour in Seoul, South Korea on 21st February, before they move to Taiwan for their gig at the Taipei International Convention Centre on 24th February.
As for their gig in Singapore, the event deets are as follows:
- Date: 26th February 2016
- Time: 8pm
- Venue: The Star Theatre
- Ticket price: SGD148, SGD128, SGD108, SGD88, SGD68 (excludes SGD4 SISTIC booking fee per ticket)
Tickets for their show in Singapore will be made available from Monday (23rd November) at 9am on the Sistic website. They are also available for purchase at 10am at Sistic box offices and via phone purchase.
For more information, visit the event’s official Facebook page.
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