Bon Iver to release Blood Bank Tour World, Plays Letterman

Bon Iver to release Blood Bank EP

Bon Iver by Sarah Cass
JAGJAGUWAR is proud to announce the worldwide release of a new, four-song 12-inch/CDEP by Bon Iver entitled Blood Bank. (It will be released in the U.K./Eire on January 19 and in the U.S. on January 20. Release dates in other territories to occur on January 20 or later.)

The new EP will be for sale in vinyl form at Bon Iver's upcoming U.K. and U.S. tours in December. Those who purchase the 12" will be able to activate the digital download coupon on the January release date.

From the title track's remembrance of the winter warmth we seek, to the summer love tribute of b-side gem "Babys," Bon Iver's snow-blanketed harmonies live across the seasons. Still, there is a reverence for sabbatical, solitude and the winding down of time. As much as For Emma, Forever Ago (read the review here) is about the cold, the Blood Bank collection is about the warmth that gets you through it.

1. Blood Bank
2. Beach Baby
3. Babys
4. Woods

The band performed a couple of these new songs on their last tour, and a few recordings have ended up on YouTube. The die-hard fan might be able to satiate themselves by checking these out:

Bon Iver - "Blood Bank" (live)

Bon Iver - "Babys" (Live From Waldron Arts, Bloomington, IN 8/12)

If Blood Bank wasn't exciting enough, Justin Vernon and friends will be meeting Jagjaguwar's home state hero, David Letterman on December 11 when they tape a performance for The Late Show to be aired on or around that day.

Bon Iver Tour Dates:
12/03/08 Dublin, Ireland - Dublin National Stadium
12/05/08 Rennes, France - Trans Musicales Festival w/ Sister, Sammy Decoster
12/06/08 Ghent, Belgium - Gent Vooruit w/ Land of Talk
12/07/08 London, UK - Apollo Victoria Theatre
12/10/08 New York, NY - Town Hall w/ The Tallest Man on Earth (sold out)
12/11/08 New York, NY - Town Hall w/ The Tallest Man on Earth (sold out)
12/12/08 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ The Tallest Man on Earth (sold out)

12/14/08 Boston, MA - The Wilbur Theatre w/ The Tallest Man on Earth
12/15/08 Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero w/ The Tallest Man on Earth
12/17/08 Louisville, KY - Headliners w/ The Tallest Man on Earth
12/18/08 Chicago, IL - The Vic Theatre w/ The Tallest Man on Earth
12/19/08 Madison, WI - The Barrymore Theatre w/ The Tallest Man on Earth
12/22/08 Eau Claire, WI - State Theatre (sold out)
1/15/09 Fly By Night, Perth
1/17/09 The Tivoli, Brisbane
1/18/09 The Hi-Fi, Melbourne
1/19/09 Forum Theatre, Melbourne
1/20/09 The Famous Spiegeltent, Sydney
1/21/09 City Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney
1/22/09 The Famous Spiegeltent, Sydney
1/23/09 The Famous Spiegeltent, Sydney

Check out our exclusive feature/interview on Bon Iver here.

[Published on: 11/13/08]

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gabus! starstarstarstar Fri 11/14/2008 01:39PM
-1 Votes Thumbs down! Thumbs up!


again. Nice artist, but he needs a real tour...

sagamatic starstarstarstarstar Mon 11/24/2008 06:05AM
+1 Votes Thumbs down! Thumbs up!

um.. i guess Europe, the continental United States (twice) and Australia still doesn't count as a "real" tour... what the hell kind of response is that?!?

Great news though! Can't wait to hear the EP... Bon Iver really knows how to mesmerize a crowd.