The short but sensational Bon Iver show that took place at The Riverside in October of 2009 left most of his fans, this one included, wanting more. Almost two years later, it's happening again.
Bon Iver -- aka Justin Vernon -- returns to The Riverside on Saturday, July 23, for a show that will celebrate the new album, called "Bon Iver, Bon Iver," that will be released on June 21, 2011.
Tickets go on sale Friday, April 29, at noon at the Pabst and Riverside box offices. The cost is $32.50.
The album took three years to create and was recorded in Vernon's studio, April Base Studios, located inside a former veterinary clinic in Fall Creek, Wis. It's the follow-up album to "For Emma, Forever Ago" that commercially launched Vernon's career after tracks appeared on television shows like "Grey's Anatomy," "Chuck" and more.
While working on the new record, Vernon was a member of experimental band Volcano Choir. The group – comprised of Vernon along with members of Milwaukee's Collections of Colonies of Bees – released an album last year and went on tour, including a gig in March at Turner Hall.
Although the show was entirely too short, Vernon looked and sounded great, suggesting the possibility of a strong sophomore effort from Bon Iver. This fan's fingers are crossed.
Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.
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