Grammy award winning Bon Iver has added additional dates to their worldwide tour. The U.S. leg of the tour is scheduled to kick off on September 12 in Providence, RI at the Providence Performing Arts Center and will wrap up in New York at the Radio City Music Hall on September 22.
The seven additional dates were added to the band’s tour last week. Two of those dates will be at New York’s Radio City Music Hall, which now has the band playing a total of four nights at the venue. The five recently added dates will be in Providence, RI on September 12; Boston, MA on September 13; Columbia, MD on September 15; Philadelphia, PA on September 16; and Cooperstown, NY on September 17.
“Anyone expecting a simple set of acoustic tunes presented by a sensitive singer songwriter, got much more,” explained Kevin Friedman in The Oregonian. “Songs that sound like lullabies on record became anthems in the live setting.”
Since July 5, the band has been touring overseas in countries such as Poland and the United Kingdom. After the conclusion of the U.S. performances, their European tour will pick back up in Portugal at Campo Pequeno.
Bon Iver’s tour is in promotion of the band’s most recent album “Bon Iver, Bon Iver.” The album was released in June 2011 by the label, Jagjaguwar. “It debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and the top of the magazine’s Alternative Albums, Independent Albums and Rock Albums carts,” states SoundSpike. This year, Bon Iver won two Grammy Awards one of which was for Best Alternative Album and the group also took home Best New Artist.
The band formed in 2007 and released their first album, “For Emma, Forever Ago” in July 2008, when they signed with indie label Jagjaguwar, according to AceShowbiz. “When I made For Emma, it was my last chance to see if I could sit down and make something, for myself, that was beautiful,” as AceShowbiz quotes Justin Vernon, lead sing of Bon Iver.
Opening for Bon Iver on their U.S. stretch of the tour will be Anais Mitchell. Mitchell, the daughter of a college professor and a novelist, according to ChronicleLive, began her musical career at the age of 21 with the release of her first album “The Song They Sang When Rome Fell,” which was released in 2002. She released her album “Hadestown” in 2010, which features singers such as Ani Difranco and Justin Vernon of Bon Iver. This year, Mitchell has released her album “Young Man In America,” which she describes on her official website as “Inspired by American manhood, British ballads and my father.”
Bon Iver’s original two tour dates on September 19 and 20 at New York’s Radio City have sold out, according to Billboard. However, according to their official website, there are tickets still available at most of the other locations. For more information, please visit Bon Iver’s official website.