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Published: 2012/02/06

Bon Iver Adds Dates Around Coachella and JazzFest, Says No to the Grammys

Justin Vernon’s high school jamband

Two days after making their debut appearance on Saturday Night Live, Bon Iver have confirmed a series of US dates. Kicking off in Las Vegas on April 12, these shows will fill in the gaps between the indie-folk group’s previously confirmed appearances at Coachella and JazzFest. While hosting a Bushmills event at the Wooly Bar at New York’s historic Woolworth Building on Thursday night, Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon told Billboard that he turned down an offer to perform at the Grammys this coming weekend when the award show’s producers told him he could only perform if he collaborated with another artist.

“We wanted to play our music, but were told that we couldn’t play. We had to do a collaboration with someone else,” Vernon told the magazine. “And we just felt like it was such a large stage, we’re getting nominated for this record that we made. Me and Brian [Joseph] and a bunch of our fucking friends and we were given accolades for it, and all of a sudden we were being asked to play music that had nothing to do with that. We kind of said ‘fuck you’ a little bit and they sort of acted like they wanted us to play, but I don’t think they wanted us to play.”

A clip of Bon Iver’s recent SNL appearance can be found over at

February 27 Wellington, NZ—Town Hall
February 28 Wellington, NZ—Town Hall
March 3 Perth, AU—Red Hill Auditorium
March 6 Adelaide, AU—Thebarton Theatre
March 8 Melbourne, AU—Sidney Myer Music Bowl
March 10 Meredith, AU—Golden Plains Festival
March 11 Sydney, AU—Sydney Opera House
March 12 Sydney, AU—Sydney Opera House
March 13 Sydney, AU—Sydney Opera House
March 15 Fortitude Valley, AU—The Tivoli
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April 12 Las Vegas, NV—The Joint
April 14 Indio, CA—Coachella Music Festival
April 17 Davis, CA—Freeborn Hall
April 19 San Francisco, CA—Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
April 21 Indio, CA—Coachella Music Festival
April 22 Santa Barbara, CA—Santa Barbara Bowl
April 23 Tucson, AZ—AVA Ampitheater
April 27 New Orleans, LA—New Orleans Jazz Festival
Mary 27 George, WA—Sasquatch! Music Festival
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August 7-11 Oslo, NO—Oya Festival
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