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The band have cancelled their dates for 'personal reasons'.
For those planning to catch Bon Iver on tour in the UK and Europe over January and February, you're out of luck because the band have just axed 21 dates. It's unknown what has caused this sudden cancellation, though they have cited 'personal reasons'.
Bon Iver won't be rescheduling their cancelled dates
Tickets for the dates between January 22nd and February 20th will be refunded and no dates will be rescheduled in the near future. Plus, frontman Justin Vernon has also been forced to cancel his appearance on Chris Thile's radio show 'A Prairie Home Companion' next week.
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Justin Vernon's band had been due to tour Europe and Britain in January and February.
Bon Iver have announced that they have cancelled their upcoming tour of Europe that had been due to begin later this month, citing “personal reasons”.
The celebrated indie act, who released their third album 22, A Million in September 2016 to positive reviews from critics and fans, were due to begin their tour of Europe and the UK on January 22nd in Paris and finish up in London on February 20th.
However, a message posted to the group’s official Twitter account on Wednesday (January 4th) said that the group had pulled out of all its live dates on the continent. While all tickets will be refunded, there are no plans to reschedule any of the concerts yet, and nothing more detailed has been advanced as to the “personal reasons”.
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2016 has been overshadowed by bad news, both politically and for the music industry itself.
Yet the shifting social landscape and loss of musical icons doesn't seem to have galvanised any one artistic movement in response, surely that's on the horizon for 2017. But while this annus horribilis may not be remembered for a particular genre or artist capturing the cultural zeitgeist, it did reinforce the simple point that the concept of an album is not dead yet. From Bowie and Cohen quite brilliantly using the format as a last will and testament, Beyonce's lavish visual album for Lemonade, to Kanye and Frank Ocean bypassing some methods of traditional distribution, it's clear that the digital age of single song downloads hasn't killed the album as an artistic statement. Vinyl has helped to massively bolster sales of physical products too, emphasising the artistic merits of the album beyond simply the music on the record.
With that in mind, many well-established artists delivered records vying for position with their best work. Bands such as Weezer, Green Day, Biffy Clyro, and Against Me! may not be making many end of year top ten lists, but their output in 2016 has been impressively solid. Even Metallica returned with a record that lived up to its hype. Elsewhere other artists produced records that at an earlier point in the year would certainly have made my list; Ray LaMontagne, Brian Fallon, Iggy Pop, Shearwater, Wye Oak, A Tribe Called Quest, Bob Mould, PJ Harvey, Joseph Arthur, and St. Paul & The Broken Bones, all comfortably fit into that category. Of particular note was the album, which kept appearing on my list and then just falling frustratingly into a lower position. Underworld's Barbara Barbara, We Face A Shining Future is a glorious album. It's two men at a very different point in their lives using the music of their youth to paint a portrait of life post 50, and the result is uplifting and hopeful in a way that many other albums weren't this year. I'm delighted that Underworld has picked up a Grammy nomination for such a great record.
One final mention before sharing my ten favourite records of 2016 is for Jimmy Broomfield. Performing under the name Heart Of Oak, his debut EP, aptly titled EP 1, was released this year. It's a collection of songs that are deeply personal and wonderfully intimate with their bare bones performances. His song-writing is both clever and witty and if you're looking for some home-grown talent with a promising future you need look no further than Heart Of Oak's website.
Continue reading: Jim Pusey's Top Ten Albums Of 2016
The band performed the album in full at Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival this summer.
Bon Iver have unveiled their third studio album '22, A Million' today featuring 10 tracks you'll barely be able to pronounce. The launch follows the initial release of three tracks from the record, and a performance of the album in full at a festival that Justin Vernon curated.
Bon Iver returns with their third album
'22, A Million' is the latest venture from this Wisconsin indie band, who first broke onto the scene in 2008 with their debut album 'For Emma, Forever Ago'. They have since gone on to win two Grammy awards for Best New Artist, and their second album landed them Best Alternative Music Album.
The rapper has previously worked alongside Bon Iver on his own album projects.
Kanye West makes an unexpected appearance in Francis and the Lights' new video for 'Friends', alongside Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon. He doesn't exactly take centre stage, but it's the sort of performance art the rapper is really into at the moment, though there's no nudity in this visual.
Kanye West stars in Francis and the Lights' 'Friends' video
The 'Famous' rapper was joined by Justin Vernon from Bon Ivor and Francis Farewell Starlite of Francis and the Lights for the latter's newest visual effort; a video for his latest tune 'Friends'. Directed by Jake Schreier, it sees Kanye moving his body to the music in a white walled room as Francis Farewell Starlite switches between dancing erratically and walking around, before joining Justin Vernon of Bon Iver in a bizarre but oddly compelling choreographed session.
Ben Howard's 'I Forget Where We Were' is one of the most exciting albums of the year and he plans to storm America in early 2015.
If there's any artist you should be excited about this year, it's London-based singer-songwriter Ben Howard, whose brand of seriously immersive indie-folk is capturing the hearts of many on an international scale.
While he was nominated for the prestigious Mercury Prize in 2012 for his highly-acclaimed debut album 'Every Kingdom', Ben Howard really made a splash on the music scene in 2013 after winning two BRIT Awards for Best British Breakthrough Act and Best British Solo Male Artist. He had already been releasing various EPs since he began in 2008, most notably his Island Records debut 'The Burgh Island EP' which entered into the UK Top 40. Now he's here with his eagerly awaited second venture, 'I Forget Where We Were', out on US label Republic Records.
Continue reading: Ben Howard: Your Guide To Modern Folk's Emerging Icon
Coldplay's new album charts Chris Martin's split from wife Gwyneth Paltrow. Does it have the heartbreak factor to join our five best breakup albums?
Coldplay’s new album Ghost Stories has been released, to quite a mixed bag of reviews. When just three weeks after the album’s track listing had been announced Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow announced their “conscious uncoupling” we all had a pretty good idea what the tone of the album would be like. With tracks like “Another’s Arms,” “Always in my Head” and “Magic,” it became pretty self-explanatory that "Ghost Stories" was going to be a breakup album.
"Ghost Stories" focuses on the marriage breakup between Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow
Perhaps he was inspired to call the album “Ghost Stories” as some of these breakup albums have been the some of the most hauntingly heartbreaking albums ever released.
Continue reading: Coldplay's 'Ghost Stories' And The Five Best Breakup Albums Of All Time
Coldplay pull a "Beyoncé" and y'know what, it's not bad at all.
Coldplay have suddenly and unexpectedly released a brand new single, 'Midnight,' and accompanying music video which launched on YouTube today. The first signs of an announcement came when the British band wrote the cryptic tweet "Something new at 0:00 in Ulaanbaatar #midnight PH," seemingly referring to the capital city of Mongolia.
Coldplay Have Pulled A Beyoncé, Releasing New Single 'Midnight' Unexpectedly.
It didn't take fans long to work out how to research time zones to learn when to check Twitter again for more news from the band. Sure enough, a couple of hours afterwards, the band tweeted: "Here is the video for our new song, Midnight. http://youtu.be/BQeMxWjpr-Y " and lo! the people were given 'Midnight,' Coldplay's new single.
Nostalgia - the first word that comes to my mind while describing Bon Iver's second album. The band's name, being also the second album's title, is deriving from the French words 'bon hiver', simply meaning 'good winter', which is exactly the place where Bon Iver are trying to take us with their music. Personally, they send me back to when I was a little kid, looking out the window at snowflakes falling from the sky in the dark on a winter evening. This music seems to take us back home, to our childhood, too where we grew up, as home, is the place where Justin Vernon created this album, and clearly succeeded in conveying this warm feeling of belonging, back to us.
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