Bon Iver fans in Europe jazzed in anticipation of the two-time Grammy winner's upcoming winter tour will be gutted to learn the band has cancelled all their shows. Founding member Justin Vernon and company had been scheduled to launch the tour on Jan. 22 in Paris at Le Zenith in continued support of their third studio album 22, A Million but cancelled due to “personal reasons.”
Billboard reports on Jan. 4 that the indie-folk artist posted the announcement on Wednesday via its official Bon Iver website. The overseas winter romp had been slated for 21 dates across 11 countries, including major city stops in Zurich, Oslo and Berlin before wrapping up Feb. 19 in London at Eventim Apollo Hammersmith. A Jan. 14 U.S. radio appearance by Vernon on Chris Thile's show “A Prairie Home Companion” has also been axed.
Though no further explanation for the cancelled tour was offered, Bon Iver did extend “deepest apologies” to its European fans. A sliver of hope for a future return was offered by the closing promise “we will be back.”
“For personal reasons, Bon Iver has cancelled its forthcoming European tour set to begin in Paris on Jan. 22, 2017 and end in London on Feb. 20, 2017 in addition to Justin Vernon's scheduled appearance on A Prairie Home Companion on Jan. 14, 2017, writes Bon Iver at its official Facebook page. “Our deepest apologies to all of our fans. We will be back.”
No dates will be rescheduled and tickets for all cancelled dates will be available at point of purchase. For more information, click here.
Bon Iver was recently announced among the superstar line up scheduled for the 2017 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival , which runs April 14 - 16 and April 21 – 23 in Indio, California, at Empire Polo Club. The band will join Saturday night headliner Beyonce on April 15 and April 22.
Along with the Coachella dates, Bon Iver has one other 2017 U.S. stop schedule for July 22 in Sat Minneapolis at Walker Arts Center as part of Rock The Garden. The band also has a few summer festivals stops in Europe still on the itinerary, including shows on June 1 – June 4 in Barcelona, Spain at Primavera Sound and June 5 in Dublin, Ireland, at Forbidden Fruit Festival, as well as June 8 – June 10 in Porto, Portugal, at NOS Primavera Sound.
See below for Bon Iver's 2017 U.S. tour schedule. For all the latest details on Bon Iver, click here.
April 15 Indio, Calif., Empire Polo Club
April 22 Indio, Calif., Empire Polo Club
July 22 Minneapolis, Minn., Walker Arts Center (Rock The Garden)