Bon Iver to play the Empress Ballroom

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Bon Iver have announced a European Tour for 2017, including a date at the Blackpool Empress Ballroom.

The indie-folk band are taking to the road for the first time since 2012, to promote their upcoming album ‘22, A Million’, which will be released on Friday, September 30.

The band, founded in 2007 by singer-songwriter Justin Vernon, play the Empress Ballroom as the first date on the UK leg of the tour on Friday, February 10.

Their set is due to include new singles ‘22 (OVER S∞∞N)’, ‘10 d E A T h b R E a s T’ and ‘33 “GOD ”’.

However, they’re perhaps most well known for 2007 single Skinny Love which was critically acclaimed and featured on numerous American TV shows such as Grey’s Anatomy.

English musician Birdy released a cover version of the song in 2011 as her debut single, which has now sold more than 740,000 copies in the UK since its release.

Before the tour, frontman Justin Vernon, The National’s Aaron and Bryce Dessner and others will be curating a two-day music event at Funkhaus in Berlin. Over 80 artists will feature, including all members of Bon Iver, POLIÇA, Alt-J, Nils Frahm and The Staves.

Bon Iver, which derives from the French term ‘bon hiver’, meaning ‘good winter’, won the 2012 Grammy Awards for Best New Artist and Best Alternative Music Album for their album Bon Iver, Bon Iver, which reached number four in the UK charts.

Tickets for Bon Iver’s show at the Empress Ballroom will go on sale at 9am on Friday, September 16 and will be available from

Bon Iver UK tour dates, 2017

February 10 – Empress Ballroom, Blackpool

February 12, Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh

February 13, Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh

February 15, Roundhouse, London

February 16, Roundhouse, London

February 19, Eventim Apollo Hammersmith, London