NEWS: Bon Iver to play Manchester and Leeds in October with 8-piece band

Bon Iver will be playing Manchester and Leeds this October as part of their first UK tour in over two years.  The Wisconsin indie act released Calgary earlier this week, the first track from their self-titled sophmore album due for release on June 20th.

This new tour will see frontman Justin Vernon accompanied by Bon Iver regulars Sean Carey, Mike Noyce and Matt McCaughan as well as five extra musicians all of whom contributed to the new record.  Among the new names are violinist Rob Moose (The National), bassist Mike Lewis and a horn section consisting of Reginald Pace, Colin Stetson (Tom Waits, Arcade Fire) and C.J Camerieri (Sufjan Stevens).

If you haven’t already downloaded Calgary you can do so here. The physical release will hit shelves on July 4th complete with an exclusive cover of Bonnie Raitt’s I Can’t Make You Love Me.  Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday May 20th. Full tour dates can be found below:

Bon Iver Tour Dates

19 Oct Manchester o2 Apollo www.o2apollomanchester.co.uk 0844 477 7677 £17.50-£25

22 Oct Edinburgh Usher Hall www.usherhall.co.uk 0844 847 2487 £18-£20

24 Oct London HMV Hammersmith Apollo www.livenation.co.uk £23.50

9 Nov Birmingham o2 Academy www.livenation.co.uk £20

10 Nov Leeds o2 Academy www.o2academyleeds.co.uk 0113 244 4600 £20

11 Nov Bristol Colston Hall www.colstonhall.org 0117 922 3686 £20

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