For a couple years it looked like Bon Iver was taking a permanent vacation. Then Justin Vernon and company played the songwriter’s own Eaux Claires Music Festival in July 2015. It was the folksters’ first performance since Nov. 2012 and they debuted two new songs, hinting at more developments to come.
Yesterday (Nov. 17), Bon Iver’s official Twitter account announced seven Asian tour dates for Feb. and March 2016.
We’re headed to Asia to play some shows early next year! We’re going because we’ve never been. Join us! pic.twitter.com/fDfzmdb1rS
— Bon Iver (@boniver) November 18, 2015
The first date is Feb. 21 in Seoul, South Korea’s Ax Hall. After that, they’ll hit Taiwan, Singapore, Japan, the Philippines, and wrap in Hong Kong.
Bandleader Justin Vernon is also expected to contribute a solo track to the upcoming Grateful Dead covers compilation being overseen by close friends the National, as a benefit for the AIDS-fighting Red Hot organization. The set is expected to his stores in early 2016.