Bon Iver Drops New Songs 'Hey, Ma' and 'U (Man Like)': Listen
Vernon has gathered a veritable supergroup of collaborators for the uplifting and poignant tracks, which serve as the first new material released through the project in three years. "U (Man Like)" pairs Vernon with Bruce Hornsby, Jenn Wasner (Wye Oak, Flock of Dimes) and Moses Sumney; Bryce Dessner of The National and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus also lend their voices to the rousing ballad.
"Hey, Ma" is paired with a lyric video that shows home videos of a young Vernon with his family, and Wasner, Jake Luppen (Hippo Campus) and longtime collaborator Brad Cook (Megafaun, DeYarmond Edison) are some of the featured players on the single.
In addition to the singles, Bon Iver announced new tour dates for the fall of 2019: the band, which has grown into an amorphous collective and now features Wassner as a full-time touring member, will kick off their fall run in Missoula, Montana on Aug. 31.
"Hey, Ma" and "U (Man Like)" are the first Bon Iver songs since Vernon's 2016 album, 22, A Million; much of his 2017 was spent touring in support of that effort, and 2018 saw the formation of Big Red Machine, his side project with The National's Aaron Dessner, and the release of their self-titled LP.
Listen to the two new tracks below, and check out Bon Iver's tour dates after the jump.
Bon Iver Tour Dates
6/4 - Esch-Sur-Alzette, LU - Rockhal
6/8 - Aarhus, DK - Northside Festival
6/12 - Bergen, NO - Bergenfest
6/14 - Malmo, SE - Mölleplatsen
6/29 - Milwaukee, WI - Summerfest
7/7 - Montreux, CH - Montreux Jazz Festival
7/11 - Madrid, ES - Mad Cool Festival
7/13 - Oeiras, PT - NOS Alive
7/16 - Lyon, FR - Les Nuits De Fourvière
7/17 - Verona, IT - Castello Scaligero, Villafranca di Verona
7/19 - Wiesbaden, DE - Schlachthof
7/21 - Gräfenhainichen, DE - Melt Festival
8/31 - Missoula, MT - KettleHouse Amphitheater*
9/2 - Vail, CO - Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater∞
9/3 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre∞
9/4 - Salt Lake City, UT - Maverik Center∞
9/6 - George, WA - The Gorge Amphitheatre∞
9/7 - Vancouver, BC - Pacific Coliseum∞
9/10 - Portland, OR - Theater of the Clouds∞
9/12 - San Francisco, CA - Chase Center∞
9/15 - Los Angeles, CA - The Forum∞
10/3 - St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center†
10/4 - Rosemont, IL - Allstate Arena†
10/6 - Toronto, ON - Scotiabank Arena†
10/8 - Columbus, OH - Schottenstein Center†
10/10 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center†
10/11 - Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center‡
10/15 - Boston, MA - TD Garden†
10/17 - Washington, DC - The Anthem†
10/19 - Raleigh, NC - PNC Arena†
*w/ Indigo Girls
∞ w/ Sharon Van Etten
† w/ Feist
‡ w/ Yo La Tengo