Bon Iver announces 5 nights of London dates

And do not get him started on Hillary Clinton. NME reports: “Bon Iver has announced a five-night stint at London’s Eventim Apollo in February next year. The Canadian singer, real name Justin Vernon, will kick off the residency with a show on the 21st February, before further dates on February 22, 25, 26, and 27. Posting on Twitter, the singer explained that fans who previously had tickets to his cancelled show at the Roundhouse will be able to buy tickets from this Wednesday, before any remaining tickets go on general sale from Tuesday October, 3.

The singer is currently on his latest European tour and will play Blackpool’s Opera House tonight before heading to Edinburgh’s Playhouse for two shows on September 27 and 28.

The shows come after Bon Iver released third album ’22, A Million’ in 2016, which saw the Canadian singer ditch his folk roots for a new synth-driven sound.

He also recently opened up on the 2016 U.S. election and criticised Hillary Clinton after she blamed Bernie Sanders for her loss to Donald Trump.

“Hillary coming out and saying Bernie disrupted the Democratic Party, when all she did was represent the Status Quo… infuriates me,” he tweeted, adding: “Above all, for her to come out on a day like today, in a week like this and talk about this, is SO self-centered. Just like the dem party”.

Over the summer, he also appeared at a festival in Sweden, joining forces with The National’s Bryce Dessner for an impromptu gig.

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Author: Mark Whitfield

Mark Whitfield has been the Editor of Americana UK for the last 17 years and still feels like this is his pretend job, mainly because it is.

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