On December 4th, Bon Iver played a show at Brooklyn’s Pioneer Works as part of a New York City residency behind their latest opus, 22, A Million. The hour-long set that night consisted of 14 songs, including many off the recent LP, as well as Bon Iver, Bon Iver selections “Calgary” and “Minnesota, WI” and For Emma, Forever Ago highlight “Creature Fear”. Justin Vernon and his lush backing ensemble also performed “Heavenly Father”, taken from the soundtrack to Zach Braff’s Wish I Was Here film.
NPR, who was on hand to capture the whole evening, described the event thusly:
“This music was performed by a powerful big band, with two drummers and a sax ensemble backing upfront processed sounds, like vocal alterations and sampling, alongside electric and acoustic guitars. It was a visionary performance, fit perfectly to brilliant lighting and sound, seemingly executed down to fine detail by a guy in a Tipitina’s T-shirt, loose pants and high-tops: unassuming, seemingly uncaring, but most certainly in control.”
Watch the concert in full above. The setlist is below.
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