Bon Iver to play Sydney Opera House

Brooding indie Impressionists, Bon Iver, have announced their first tour of Australia since 2009.  Next March they will visit five cities, as well as playing the Meredith Festival in Victoria.  The highlight though will undoubtedly be 3 nights at the iconic, Sydney Opera House, in the main concert hall.  Led by singer and songwriter, Justin Vernon, the nine piece band will perform songs from their latest critically acclaimed self-titled album.

Still three months to go before the end of the year but Bon Iver’s latest long player will surely go down as the best album of the year, along with PJ Harvey’s, Let England Shake.  The textual diversity and visionary scope of the album is exquisite.  It’s not instantly revealing, but on repeated listens slowly unravels its charms, becoming a warm and comforting, if a touch baffling, friend.  Brimming with sonic splashes and melodic strokes the atmospheric music sit comfortably with the oblique vocals, rather like a Monet or Cezanne, capturing the true essence of the moment through the perception of  the artist.  It’s a wonderful album that reflects, light, movement and confusion through the delicate bio-rhythms of the music and through the intrinsic emotions of the singer.

The perfect musical backdrop for the acoustic precision and elegance of the Opera House.


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