Bon Iver announce Patti Smith as support for one-off gig

Gig will take place in Los Angeles during October

Bon Iver have announced a one-off headline date with Patti Smith at LA’s Hollywood Bowl.

The show will take place on October 23, with Smith and band, plus North Carolina folk artist Hiss Golden Messenger confirmed as support.

It marks Bon Iver’s first headline gig in the US since 2012, aside from the band’s performances at Eaux Claires Festival in Wisconsin, which was curated by frontman Justin Vernon.

After announcing the news and details of a presale on Instagram, the band’s newly designed website seemed to crash with demand. “Sorry for any technical issues but everything is up and working now”, the band tweeted.

Earlier this year, Vernon confirmed to Billboard that he has been working on new music with the band, after announcing in 2013 that he may never create music under the name again. He said: “I’m no longer winding down… I’ve been working on new music, you know”.

Vernon added: “I’m not sure exactly what it is or what it means to me… I really have to take it step by step and have patience, and know that the music, if it comes out, it’s gotta be really true, it’s gotta really live with the other records and extend from them and be reborn and all that. There’s a lot that goes into it.”

Meanwhile, Justin Vernon has confirmed that his band’s set at August’s Eaux Claires Festival in Wisconsin will feature new music.