Bon Iver Drops New Music, Videos, and North American Tour Dates

Mike Paulus |

Photo by Graham Tolbert & Crystal Quinn
Photo by Graham Tolbert & Crystal Quinn

The collective intake of breath you heard this morning came from Bon Iver fans around the globe gasping as the band (fronted, of course, by Eau Claire native Justin Vernon) dropped a pair of new songs along with music videos for each. If that weren’t enough, fans also got North American Tour dates for this Autumn, a new website (, which appears to be down right now), and another kooky Justin Vernon promo shot (above).

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Two new songs featuring contributions from Bruce Hornsby, Moses Sumney, Jenn Wasner, Elsa Jensen, Psymun, Phil Cook, the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, and others.

Hey, Ma

Stream Hey, Ma

U (Man Like)

Stream U (Man Like)

In the credits found in the video descriptions, you’ll notice a few other local names such as Brian Moen and Ben Lester, as well as former locals Phil and Brad Cook.

Tour Dates

And about those tour dates, they say ...

We are looking forward to bringing an exciting new production to our friends, new and old. Plus, the Bon Iver community is growing with the addition of Jenn Wasner (Wye Oak and Flock of Dimes), who will join Justin Vernon, Sean Carey, Matthew McCaughan, Michael Lewis, and Andrew Fitzpatrick to form the Bon Iver live band. FeistIndigo GirlsSharon Van Etten, and Yo La Tengo will be supporting select dates.

“This project began as a single person, but throughout the last 11 years, the identity of Bon Iver has bloomed and can only be defined by the faces in the ever growing family we are.” - JV22