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Bon Iver announce ‘Blood Bank’ 10th anniversary reissue, share live song

Bon Iver Blood Bank

Bon Iver‘s classic 2009 EP Blood Bank turned 10 last year, and Bon Iver will celebrate the anniversary with an expanded reissue on March 27 via Jagjaguwar. Blood Bank was Justin Vernon’s first release as Bon Iver since the storied, cabin-recorded For Emma, Forever Ago quickly made him a cult favorite, and it proved Justin could write songs with the same intimate power of For Emma even after that album’s success took him out of isolation and into the indie spotlight. It also featured the iconic auto-tuned song “Woods,” which opened the doors for Bon Iver to be more than an “indie folk” project, was prominently sampled by Kanye West a year later, and became a massive influence on both indie and mainstream music throughout the last decade.

The reissue includes all four songs from the original EP, plus live recordings from 2018 of all four songs, and it comes with new artwork and liner notes. Check out the tracklist and listen to the live version of the title track below. As you know if you’ve seen Bon Iver live, “Blood Bank” becomes a louder, heavier song on stage, and that very much comes across on this great live recording. You can pre-order the reissue here.

Meanwhile, Bon Iver have tons of tour dates coming up overseas, and they’re up for a few Grammys including Album of the Year, Record of the Year, and Best Alternative Music Album.

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Blood Bank
Beach Baby
Blood Bank (Live from Ericsson Globe, Stockholm SE, Oct 31 2018)
Beach Baby (Live from The Bomb Factory, Dallas TX, Jan 23 2018)
Babys (Live from Eventim Apollo Hammersmith, London UK, Mar 4 2018)
Woods (Live from Pitchfork Paris Presented by La Blogothèque, Nov 3 2018)

Bon Iver — 2020 Tour Dates
1/22 – Zepp Tokyo – Tokyo, JP
3/6 – M3F Fest – Phoenix, AZ
4/15 – Altice Arena – Lisbon, PT*
4/16 – WiZink Center – Madrid, ES*
4/17 – Palau Sant Jordi – Barcelona, ES*
4/20 – Mercedes-Benz Arena – Berlin, DE*
4/23 – Sportpaleis – Antwerp, BE*
4/24 – Ziggo Dome – Amsterdam, NL*
4/26 – SSE Arena Wembley – London, UK*
4/27 – Arena Birmingham – Birmingham, UK*
4/29 – First Direct Arena – Leeds, UK*
4/30 – Manchester Arena – Manchester, UK*
5/1 – The SSE Hydro – Glasgow, UK*
5/3 – 3Arena – Dublin, IE*
6/5 – Trusts Arena – Auckland, NZ
6/7 – TSB Arena – Wellington, NZ
6/12 – Dark Mofo Festival – Hobart, AU
6/13 – Dark Mofo Festival – Hobart, AU
6/16 – Rod Laver Arena – Melbourne, AU
6/18 – AEC Theatre – Adelaide, AU
6/20 – Riverstage – Brisbane, AU
6/23 – First State Super Theatre – Sydney, AU
6/24 – First State Super Theatre – Sydney, AU
6/27 – RAC Arena – Perth, AU
8/12 – Øya Festival – Oslo, NO
8/13 – Way Out West – Gothenburg, SE
8/14-8/16 – Flow Festival – Helsinki, FI
10/30 – Adrenaline Stadium – Moscow, RU
11/2 – Arena Riga – Riga, LV
11/3 – Compensa Concert Hall – Vilnius, LT
11/5 – Torwar – Warsaw, PL
11/7 – Lanxess Arena – Cologne, DE
11/9 – Mediolanum Forum – Milan, IT
11/10 – Zenith – Munich, DE
11/11 – Stadthalle – Vienna, AT
11/14 – Halle 622 – Zurich, CH
11/15 – Zenith Paris – La Villette – Paris, FR

*with Aaron Dessner’s Big 37d03d Machine

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