Bon Iver Announce International Listening Parties for Forthcoming Album

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Bon Iver Announce International Listening Parties for Forthcoming Album

Bon Iver announced on Monday that listening parties for their forthcoming, autumn-themed album will be held in 61 select locations around the world on Wednesday, Aug. 7.

The indie experimental-folk group, led by songwriting mastermind Justin Vernon, announced last month that their fourth full-length studio LP, i,i , will be released on Aug. 30 via Jagjaguwar.

This Wednesday, fans in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand will all be able to hear the band’s new tracks before their official release. Admission to these listening parties is free, and according to a press release, a limited number of two-track flexi discs will be available at each event.


For more information on the listening parties and their official, individual Facebook events, Bon Iver are directing fans to a site titled icommai.

In the meantime, we can listen to the four dynamic tracks Bon Iver have already blessed us with that will appear on i,i: “Hey, Ma,” “U (Man Like),”Faith” and “Jelmore.”

The album will feature contributions from James Blake, Brad and Phil Cook, Aaron and Bryce Dessner, Bruce Hornsby, Channy Leaneagh, Velvet Negroni, Marta Salogni, Francis Starlite, Moses Sumney, TU Dance, new band member Jenn Wasner (Flock of Dimes) and more, making it a release many are awaiting with anticipation.

In June, Bon Iver announced an extensive fall international tour. A mini-documentary titled Autumn depicting the band’s tour preparation arrived in late July.

Check out the complete list of Bon Iver’s Aug. 7 listening parties and their respective venues below, beneath Vernon’s For Emma-era performance from the Paste archives.

i,i Listening Parties:

Amsterdam, Netherlands @ CONCERTO AMSTERDAM
Arnhem, Netherlands @ KROESE ARNHEM
Auckland, New Zealand @ Dingbats Record Joint
Austin, Texas @ End of an Ear
Austin, Texas @ Waterloo Records
Barcelona, Spain @ Disco Revolver
Bergen, Norway @ Apollo Platebar
Berlin, Germany @ Dodo Beach
Birmingham, Ala. @ Seasick Records
Bloomington, Ind. @ Landlocked music
Bogota, Colombia @ RPM Records
Bordeaux, France @ Total Heaven
Boston, Mass. @ Newbury Comics
Brighton, U.K. @ Resident
Brisbane, Australia @ Jet Black Cat
Bristol, U.K. @ Rough Trade Bristol
Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Rough Trade
Brussels, Belgium @ Caroline Brussels
Chicago, Ill. @ Reckless Records
Cologne, Germany @ Underdog Records
Copenhagen, Germany @ Beat
Eau Claire, Wis. @ The Local Store
Edinburgh, U.K. @ Assai Records Edinburgh
Freiburg, Germany @ Flight13
Gothenburg, Sweden @ Bengans
Groningen, Netherlands @ PLATO GRONINGEN
Hamburg, Germany @ Michelle Records
Hasselt, Belgium @ GIGA SWING HASSELT
Indianapolis, Ind. @ LUNA music
Kansas City, Mo. @ Mills Record Company
Lawrence, Kan. @ Love Garden Sounds
Leeds, U.K. @ Jumbo
Lisbon, Portugal @ Flur
Louisville, Ky. @ Guestroom Records
London, U.K. @ Rough Trade East
London, U.K. @ Rough Trade West
Los Angeles, Calif. @ Going Underground
Louvain, Belgium @ BILBO LOUVAIN
Madrid, Spain @ Bajoelvolcán
Manchester, U.K. @ Piccadilly
Melbourne, Australia @ Rocksteady Records
Mexico City, Mexico @ La Roma Records
Minneapolis, Minn. @ Electric Fetus
Munich, Germany @ Echt Optimal
Nashville, Tenn. @ Grimey’s
New York, N.Y. @ Turntable Lab
Nijmegen, Netherlands @ KROESE NIJMEGEN
Nottingham, U.K. @ Rough Trade Nottingham
Orlando, Fla. @ Park Ave CDs
Oslo, Norway @ Big Dipper
Paris, France @ Balades Sonores
Paris, France @ Ground Zero
Portland, Ore. @ Jackpot Records
Porto, Portugal @ Tubitek
Seattle, Wash. @ Sonic Boom
Seoul, South Korea @ Hyundai Card Music Library
Sydney, Australia @ Red Eye
Tokyo, Japan @ Tower Records
Totnes, U.K. @ Drift
Utrecht, Netherlands @ PLATO UTRECHT
Warsaw, Poland @ Halas Vinyl + Coffee