Bon Iver Cancels Upcoming European Tour, Cites 'Personal Reasons'

 Justin Vernon of Bon Iver
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 Justin Vernon of Bon Iver performs at the Beach Goth 2016 at Observatory OC on Oct. 22, 2016 in Santa Ana, Calif. 

Wednesday morning (Jan. 4) arrives with bad news for European fans of Justin Vernon and his electro-folk conspirators. Bon Iver just axed his 2017 European tour, canceling 21 dates between Jan. 22 and Feb. 20.

The 10-nation trek was set to kick off in Paris, traverse Scandinavia and Western Europe, and end with five dates in London. But those markets will have to wait to experience one of Billboard’s favorite 2016 albums in a live setting. Bon Iver noted on social media that the tour has been canceled for “personal reasons," adding that tickets will be refunded at point of purchase and the dates have not yet been rescheduled. However, the message shared on the band’s social media accounts assured, “We will be back.”

Bon Iver is still scheduled to honor its tour commitments beyond Feb. 2017, including performances at both weekends of Coachella as announced Jan. 3.

Bon Iver released its third album, 22, A Million, in September, which proceeded to make a good deal of the Internet cry. If its European fans are spending the morning doing the same, we understand.


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