Get ready to feel all the feels
BOSTON, MA - MAY 26: Bon Iver performs during the 2017 Boston Calling Music Festival at Harvard Athletic Complex on May 26, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images for Boston Calling Music Festival)
There are very few acts who evoke as much emotion as Bon Iver does in a live setting.
While over the years the music that Justin Vernon and his band produce have changed from the acoustic twangs of debut ‘For Emma, Forever Ago’ to the electronic whirs of ’22, A Million’, one thing that has remained is their absolute perfection of a live show.
Bon Iver has now announced that their residency at the Eventim Apollo in London next February will be a huge eight shows long; but if you can’t wait until then, here are 12 videos showing what a breathtaking live act Bon Iver is.
‘Heavenly Father’ a capella with The Staves at Sydney Opera House, 2016
What happened: During the four ‘Cercle.’ shows at the Sydney Opera House, which were performed in the round, Bon Iver were joined on stage by British folk trio The Staves for an acapella performance of ‘Heavenly Father’
What made it so special: The sheer emotion of all the performers.
Most magical moment: The raw power of Justin Vernon’s voice as he yelps the third verse.
‘I Can’t Make You Love Me / Nick of Time’ cover, 2011
What happened: At some point in 2011 Justin Vernon started covering Bonnie Raitt’s ‘I Can’t Make You Love Me’, and in this performance, he mixing in a bit of another Raitt song with ‘Nick Of Time’.
What made it so special: How stripped back it was – just Justin Vernon and a piano.
Most magical moment: The final refrain of “I found love, darling/Love in the nick of time”.