Bon Iver’s New Album May Be Called ’22 Days’
We've been eagerly awaiting this weekend's Eaux Claires Music and Arts Festival ever since Justin Vernon announced that Bon Iver would play a set of all-new music at the two-day event he's organizing. Now, it's believed that he will not only play the entire upcoming album, but that it will be called 22 Days.
Stereogum notes that a mural recently showed up on the corner of Franklin and Meserole Streets in Brooklyn that matches the avatar on Bon Iver's Instagram account, where his bio reads "#22days," with a link to purchase tickets to the Eaux Claires Festival. Last month, he posted a 22-second clip of new music, with that hashtag as its title, on what would be 22 days before his concert.
Bon Iver haven't put out a new album since 2011's Bon Iver, Bon Iver, which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and won a pair of Grammys. Following Eaux Claires, they have a handful of concerts booked in California for October, including a night at the Hollywood Bowl on Oct. 23 with Patti Smith as the opening act. The timing of those shows could be seen as a sign of when the new collection will be released.
Held in Vernon's hometown of Eau Claire, Wisc., this year's Eaux Claires Music and Arts Festival will also feature music from such names as Mavis Staples, Lucius and Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats. This is the second year for the festival, which Vernon, on its website, hopes will "create a deeply meaningful experience of togetherness and expression."
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