Bon Iver announces Asia tour – could Australia be next?

Justin Vernon’Bon Iver has announced his first tour dates in three years. Interestingly, the Wisconsin native and his band are venturing across the world, performing in South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Japan, the Philippines and Hong Kong. The tour commences in late February, with seven confirmed dates including one festival, Wanderland Music & Arts Festival in The Philippines.

This is all really exciting news. If nothing else, it’s a promising start to 2016. Yet another breadcrumb in the sparse trail that leads us to the light, it is the latest hint that new music might be on the way. Bon Iver last performed at Vernon’s own curated festival Eaux Claires. There, he premiered two new tracks – the first new music we’d heard since the stunning 2014 single Heavenly Father.

A lot of bands that tour throughout Asia tie in both continents for a full Australasian circuit. Considering how far removed we all are from Europe and the USA, it just makes sense. So here’s hoping that Bon Iver do the same, and treat us to a long, long awaited tour. (Who knows – maybe they’ll pop in a few weeks early as a surprise Laneway headliner, eh, eh?)

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