The ever coy Bon Iver.
You know, it makes a little more sense than it might at first seem. Bon Iver and the Indigo Girls are both extraordinarily astute songwriters, even if Iver is a little less formulaic in his stum-n-pick approach. And, let's be honest. With Iver's breakout debut having dropped in 2007, and the Indigo Girls still performing "Galileo" at so many state fair grandstands around the nation, Iver may be a little more, how you say, relevant?
Bon Iver has spent the last couple years harvesting regional fame, stacking accolades and positive reviews like so many sheaves of split firewood. Today, Mr. Vernon (it's what Bon Iver's mother named him) announced his summer touring plans. And it's a big honker. 3 months on the road, with a few weeks in Europe, spots at Bonaroo, Lollapalooza, and punctuated in October with an appearance at the Austin City Limits Festival (in Austin, duh) mean that Iver's days as a reclusive, solitary auteur may be in danger.
Bon Iver performing live in the 89.3 studios.
BON IVER SUMMER TOUR 2009
05.11.09 - Dennis, MA - Cape Cinema
05.12.09 - Dennis, MA - Cape Cinema
05.15.09 - Minehead, England - All Tomorrow's Parties, Butlins Holiday Centre
05.18.09 - Brighton, England - Brighton Festival, Dome
05.19.09 - Dusseldorf, Germany - Zakk
05.20.09 - Hamburg, Germany - Uebel & Gefaehrlich
05.23.09 - Quincy, WA - Sasquatch Music Festival
06.06.09 - Birmingham, AL - Workplay
06.07.09 - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
06.08.09 - Orlando, FL - Plaza
06.09.09 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
06.10.09 - St. Petersburg, FL - The State Theater
06.13.09 - Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo Festival 2009
06.30.09 - London, England - Hyde Park, Serpentine Sessions
07.09.09 - Salt Lake City, UT - Twilight Concert Series
07.11.09 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
07.14.09 - Santa Barbara, CA - The Grenada Theatre *
07.16.09 - Fresno, CA - Tower Theatre *
07.18.09 - Saratoga, CA - The Mountain Winery *
07.25.09 - Dorset, England - Camp Bestival
08.07.09 - Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza, Grant Park
08.12.09 - Oslo, Norway - OYA Festival 2009
08.14.09 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Way Out West Festival
08.15.09 - Haldern, Germany - Haldern Pop
08.16.09 - Leicester, England - Summer Sundae
08.20.09 - Hasselt, Belgium - Pukkelpop
08.21.09 - Biddinghuizen, Netherlands - Lowlands 2009
08.22.09 - Powys, Wales - Green Man Festival, Glanusk Park
10.03.09 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Festival
* Shows with Indigo Girls.