Earlier this month, Bon Iver, real name Justin Vernon, went on a series of 10 sold out shows across New York City, concentrating on venues in Brooklyn, to promote his recent album 22, A Million. NPR filmed one of these concerts and the full 66-minute show is available to view in its entirety for everyone to stream.
The concert took place at Pioneer Works, an Civil War-era ironworks warehouse that has been converted into a nonprofit arts and culture space, on Dec. 4. The Wisconsin native performed with a large backing group of musicians including two drummers, a full sax ensemble and acoustic and electric guitars.
Vernon stands in front of these musicians playing guitar, singing and working away at sequencers and keyboards as he processes the sounds of his own voice and the instruments around him.
This was the first of five sold out shows at the Pioneer Works gallery in Red Hook, Brooklyn for Bon Iver. He is connected to the building in more ways than just a performer. Vernon is also on the organization's advisory board. After the five shows at Pioneer Works, he played a pair of shows at Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan, the Kings Theater in Brooklyn and then one final gig at Music Hall of Williamsburg.
Find the complete set list below and watch the set as another gift for the holidays.
"10 d E A T h b R E a s T ⚄ ⚄"
"29 #Strafford APTS"
"715 - CRΣΣKS"
"22 (OVER S∞∞N)"