Bon Iver performed a previously unheard song from the ‘For Emma, Forever Ago’ sessions last night (February 17).
The musician’s debut album turned ten last year, with Bon Iver performing a special “smoke-free” show last night in support of the record’s anniversary. It is also due to receive a vinyl repress to mark the occasion.
In Michigan last night, Justin Vernon and his band performed ‘Hayward, MI’ – a track which never made the final cut for the album, despite being written around the same time.
Watch footage of Bon Iver performing ‘Hayward, MI’ below.
Bon Iver are due to hit UK shores in the coming days, with an eight-night residency at London’s Hammersmith Eventim Apollo scheduled.
The band will play the following sold out dates:
21 London, Hammersmith Eventim Apollo
22 London, Hammersmith Eventim Apollo
25 London, Hammersmith Eventim Apollo
26 London, Hammersmith Eventim Apollo
27 London, Hammersmith Eventim Apollo
02 London, Hammersmith Eventim Apollo
04 London, Hammersmith Eventim Apollo
05 London, Hammersmith Eventim Apollo
Meanwhile, Bon Iver’s manager Kyle Frenette is reportedly running for congress in Wisconsin’s 7th congressional district.
While he hasn’t officially announced his plans, the Federal Election Commission website confirms that Frenette filed in January to run for the seat.
He’ll be campaigning to become the Democratic nominee in his hometown district against the current person of congress, Representative Sean Duffy (R-WI), who has held the seat since 2011.
His out-of-office email also confirmed his plans to run for office. According to Pitchfork, that message reads as: “I’m running for Congress in WI-07, because this state and this country are in desperate need of better leadership. I haven’t officially announced yet but will be in the next two weeks.”
A description on the Federal Election Commission website describes Frenette as ‘a small business owner, entrepreneur, and the longtime manager of Wisconsin’s Justin Vernon and his band Bon Iver. Born and raised in the 7th CD, Kyle’s running for Congress because Wisconsin needs better leadership. Formal announcement coming soon! Thank you for any help in the meantime.’