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Bon Iver [2012 Tour Dates]

Posted: February 8, 2012 in News
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Bon Iver will tour the United States in 2012.

Bon Iver is festivaling it up this Spring, with upcoming appearances at Coachella, Sasquatch and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival booked on the strength of 2011’s self-titled, Grammy-nominated LP. Justin Vernon wants nothing to do with a Grammy performance, but he has scheduled his band for a string of 2012 US tour dates surrounding his festival appearances. Check ‘em below.

Bon Iver 2012 tour dates (find tickets):

04-12 Las Vegas, NV – The Joint
04-14 Indio, CA – Coachella
04-17 Davis, CA – Freeborn Hall @ UC Davis
04-19 San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
04-21 Indio, CA – Coachella
04-22 Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl
04-23 Tucson, AZ – AVA Amphitheater
04-27 New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
05-27 George, WA – Sasquatch Music Festival

He also appeared on SNL this weekend, playing “Holocene

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Bon Iver turns down offer to play Grammys.

Bon Iver was offered a chance to play the 2012 Grammy Awards, where their self-titled 2nd LP is nominated for Best Alternative Album, but bandleader Justin Vernon turned the offer down, Billboard reports. The Grammy Foundation asked him to duet with an undisclosed artist, but Vernon denied on the basis that he wouldn’t be allowed to perform any original material – though he referred to his would-be collaborators as “awesome people. People that I would love to play a song with…But you know what? Fuckin’ rock n’ roll should not be decided by people that have that job. Rock n’ roll should be the fucking people with guitars around their backs. And their friends. And their managers.”

You have to hand it to Vernon, who is openly appreciative of the widespread recognition of his talent while preserving his artistic motives instead of sacrificing them to the great publicity machine in the sky:

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Sasquatch Music Festival Announces Lineup

The Sasquatch! Festival has announced its 2012 lineup. Bon Iver, The Shins, Jack White and Beirut will headline the Pac Northwest’s most beloved music and comedy festival, which takes place May 25th-28th (Memorial Day Weekend) at the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Washington.

More (but not all!) of the absurdly packed lineup:

Jack White, Beck, Bon Iver, Pretty Lights, Tenacious D, The Shins, Beirut, Girl Talk, The Roots, The Head & The Heart, Feist, Silversun Pickups, Metric, Explosions In The Sky, The Joy Formidable, Mogwai, M. Ward, John Reilly & Friends, Childish Gambino, St. Vincent, Little Dragon, tUnE-yArDs, Wild Flag, Blind Pilot, Wolfgang Gartner, Beats Antique, Apparat, The Walkmen, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Spiritualized, Blitzen Trapper, The Cave Singers, Shabazz Palaces, Fun., Grouplove, Tycho, SBTRKT, STRFKR, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Deer Tick, Alabama Shakes, Dum Dum Girls, The Helio Sequence, Kurt Vile, Cloud Cult, We Are Augustines, Here…

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Bamboozle 2012 features Blink 182, Bon Jovi and Foo Fighters.

The 2012 Bamboozle lineup is gradually rolling in. Bon JoviFoo Fighters and Blink 182 featured on a leaked flyer yesterday, when Ticketmaster jumped the gun on posting their event listing, with the promotional flyer featured prominently on the page. We now have another handful of artists confirmed for the festival:

Yep – the head honcho of the Jersey Shore clan (sorry, Sitch) will bring his DJ talents to Bamboozle 2012. Wonder where he’ll set up his private smashquarters…?

The festival goes down May 18th-20th, 2012 at Asbury Park in New Jersey. Tickets will cost $65 for Friday passes, $75 apiece for the weekend dates or $190 for a 3-day pass. We’ll keep you posted as more information rolls in.

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Wish I could make it. Who is going??

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Ticketmaster leaked the 2012 Bamboozle lineup.

Looks like a Ticketmaster gaffe has leaked the Bamboozle 2012 headliners a little ahead of schedule. Bon Jovi, Foo Fighters and Blink 182 all appear in a promotional image on a page that was shared 2500+ times between Facebook and Twitter before Ticketmaster realized they’d jumped the gun on the announcement. The page has since been taken down, but the information is out there now.

Tickets are $65 for Friday passes, $75 apiece for the weekend dates or $190 for a 3-day pass. No word yet on when they’re supposed to go on sale (Ticketmaster errors aside).

Praise be to NJ Underground for spotting this.

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Love Femi Kuti and his father’s work.

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Femi Kuti plays "Africa for Africa" for La Blogotheque.

We’ve been keeping our watchful eye on the Grammys, because for every snub (Kanye’sMBDTF??) and bunk nomination (Bruno Mars??), there are stories of well-deserved recognition that straight up warm our hearts. For his underdog Album of the Year nomination, Bon Iver becomes this year’s Arcade Fire, right down to the hilarious reaction blog that pays homage to the original.

On a more serious, less Internet-A.D.D.-related note: we’re also stoked on Femi Kuti’sAfrica for Africa, nominated for best world music album at the 2012 Grammys. Femi carries the torch for his father, Fela Kuti, an innovator and a figurehead for Afrobeat music as well as a dedicated political activist. We were recently directed toward this excellent performance of “Africa for Africa,” filmed by La Blogotheque on a rooftop in Paris. It’s an excellent introduction to Femi’s passionate approach to politics in…

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