Posted in TV | music on January 16, 2012

Bon Iver at The Long Center in TX in 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
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Justin Vernon is currently in NYC, possibly just to "curse the Giants" (who won), or maybe he came to check out SNL musical guest Lana Del Rey (who lost) so that he he can become familiar with the SNL setup because Justin will return to NY next month when Bon Iver is the musical guest on SNL on February 4. They'll be playing songs off of the Grammy-nominated Bon Iver, Bon Iver (which was one of our favorites of 2011).

Later that month they'll head out on an Australian tour. The only North American dates scheduled for Bon Iver as of this post is the sold out Coachella. All dates are listed below.

In related news, Bon Iver were recently confirmed as one of the collaborators on The Flaming Lips' Record Store Day release, which also includes collaborations with Neon Indian, Lightning Bolt, and Prefuse 73, who they put out collaborative EPs with in 2011, in addition to Nick Cave, Death Cab for Cutie, Yoko Ono, Ghostland Observatory, Cloudland Canyon, and more TBA.

Bon Iver's most recent track from Bon Iver, Bon Iver to be chosen as a single is "Towers" and the single b/w "Bruise Orange (Chain of Sorrow)" (John Prine cover) comes out March 6 via Jagjaguwar. You can listen to both of those songs below.

All dates and streams below...

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Justin Vernon - "Bruise Orange (Chain of Sorrow)" (John Prine Cover)

Bon Iver - "Towers"

Bon Iver -- 2012 Tour Dates
02.27.12 Wellington, NZ Wellington Town Hall New Zealand International Arts Festival
02.28.12 Wellington, NZ Wellington Town Hall New Zealand International Arts Festival
03.03.12 Perth, WA Red Hill Auditorium Perth International Arts Festival
03.06.12 Adelaide, SA Thebarton Theatre
03.08.12 Melbourne, VIC Sidney Myer Music Bowl
03.10.12 Meredith, VIC Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre Golden Plains Sixxx
03.11.12 Sydney, NSW Sydney Opera House
03.12.12 Sydney, NSW Sydney Opera House
03.13.12 Sydney, NSW Sydney Opera House
03.15.12 Brisbane, QLD Tivoli Theatre
03.16.12 Brisbane, QLD Tivoli Theatre
03.17.12 Brisbane, QLD Tivoli Theatre
04.14.12 Indio, CA Coachella
04.21.12 Indio, CA Coachella

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Comments (23)

So Vernon is gonna be at Mercury Lounge to see SVE on Wednesday, huh

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2012 6:13 PM

collaborting? geeze, I know this blog is all cynical and jaded, but give them a chance before passing judgment!

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2012 6:18 PM

Anyone can play SNL these days.

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2012 6:46 PM

Anyone know who the secret guest is at Hot Tub/Littlefield tonight?

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2012 7:01 PM

This boring fraud will also bomb SNL. The Emperor not wearing clothes and all that.

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2012 7:11 PM

Bon Iver has officially stolen the Dippy Whore crown from Bonnie Prince Oldham

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2012 8:47 PM

Anyone have an extra for the Opera House on 13 Mar that they would be willing to trade for a single for MMB on 08 Mar?

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2012 8:51 PM

What is a SNL?

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2012 8:52 PM

NOB REVI and ANAL LED YER

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2012 9:27 PM

Justin was at Tarrytown Music Hall tonight watching Kathleen Edwards tape for FUV. She is on Letterman tomorrow.

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2012 10:37 PM

Is Norm Macdonald still on the show? He's funny.

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2012 11:37 PM

I'm not a big Bon Iver fan but no one should be surprised or shocked that he is on SNL based on the list of big indie bands that have been on in the last 5 years or so

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2012 11:54 PM

First it was "collaborting" ... now it's "collabortaing."

And I was hoping you were trying to make a mean-spirited new portmanteaux, BV! But no...no...you just can't spell...twice.

Posted by Anonymous | January 17, 2012 12:29 AM

Also not a fan, but SNL shouldn't be a big surprise. he sold 317,355 records in 2011.
http://marathonpacks.tumblr.com/post/14308068212/numbers
Lana Del Ray hasn't even released one yet.

Posted by Anonymous | January 17, 2012 12:36 AM

Bon Iver is playing New Orleans Jazz fest after Coachella. I don't know how that does not count as another appearance in north america.

Posted by chris | January 17, 2012 3:32 AM

Gotta say Bon Justin did right by Kathleen Edwards. Album sounds just right for these fine songs.

Posted by anonymous | January 17, 2012 8:31 AM

Where is Neon Indian? I've been waiting here for like 10 minutes to pay for this sixer and bag of pretzels. Can't just walk out, since all 7-11's have security cameras now.

Posted by Anonymous | January 17, 2012 8:41 AM

Hey, here's a question. How come The Flaming Lips have never played SNL?

Posted by Anonymous | January 17, 2012 9:27 AM

Pub singer with reverb. How long can this last?

Posted by Anonymous | January 17, 2012 9:42 AM

Justin should play "Video Games". It would probably be the funniest thing to happen on the whole show.

Posted by The Mighty KC | January 17, 2012 10:13 AM

lol bong iver lol 'ere 'ere, eh? lol lol

Posted by Anonymous | January 17, 2012 12:21 PM

A good insight and ideas.. I will use it in my article. You’ve obviously spent a lot of time on this. Congratulations!

Posted by jocuri | August 31, 2012 3:41 AM

cool guy

Posted by jordon | August 7, 2013 9:42 PM

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