Bon Iver Debuts U (Man Like) and Hey, Ma

Bon Iver Debuts new singles "U (Man Like)" and "Hey, Ma"
Bon Iver "U (Man Like)" and "Hey, Ma"

Bon Iver release Hey, Ma and U (Man Like), two new songs featuring contributions from Bruce Hornsby, Moses Sumney, Jenn Wasner, Elsa Jensen, Psymun, Phil Cook, the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, and others. Listen here, watch the videos for “Hey, Ma” and “U (Man Like)”. From Justin Vernon: “This project began with a single person, but throughout the last 11 years, the identity of Bon Iver has bloomed and can only be defined by the faces in the ever-growing family we are.”

Bon Iver have also announced a new slate of North American tour dates for September and October. The larger scale of touring reflects the growing community around the band in both recording and live performance and invites the audience to gather for an exciting new production. To further the growing community, Jenn Wasner, of Wye Oak and Flock of Dimes, will join Justin Vernon, Sean Carey, Matthew McCaughan, Michael Lewis, and Andrew Fitzpatrick to form the Bon Iver live band. Feist, Indigo Girls, Sharon Van Etten, and Yo La Tengo will support select dates.

Hey, Ma

Produced by Chris Messina, Brad Cook, Justin Vernon, BJ Burton

Engineered by Zach Hanson, Chris Messina, Andrew Sarlo, BJ Burton

Mixed by Zach Hanson, Chris Messina, BJ Burton

Recorded at April Base + Sonic Ranch

Musicians:

Ben Lester – CP-70 Electric Piano

Psymun – Sampling

Justin Vernon
- Matrix 6, Guitar

Brian Moen – Drums

Jenn Wasner – Voice, Guitar

Jake Luppen
- Guitar

Buddy Ross – Synth

Rob Moose – Violin, Viola, String Arrangement, Worm Crew Arrangement, Conductor

Brad Cook – Basses

Worm Crew – Horns

Writers: Justin Vernon, Brad Cook, BJ Burton

Video:

Created/Produced/Directed by Aaron Anderson and Eric Timothy Carlson
Artwork by Aaron Anderson and Eric Timothy Carlson
Home videos provided by The Vernon Family

U (Man Like)

Produced by Chris Messina, Brad Cook, Justin Vernon

Engineered by Zach Hanson, Chris Messina, Wayne Pooley

Mixed by Zach Hanson, Chris Messina

Recorded at April Base + Sonic Ranch

Musicians:

Justin Vernon – Bass, Voice

Bruce Hornsby – Piano, Voice

Phil Cook – Piano and B3, Voice

Elsa Jensen – Voice

Moses Sumney – Voice

Jenn Wasner – Voice

Rob Moose – Violin, Viola, Octave Viola, String Arrangement, Worm Crew Arrangement

Worm Crew – Horns

Brooklyn Youth Chorus + Bryce Dessner – Choral

Writers: Justin Vernon, Bruce Hornsby, Naeem Hanks, Chris Messina

Video:

Created/Produced/Directed by Aaron Anderson and Eric Timothy Carlson
Artwork by Aaron Anderson and Eric Timothy Carlson

BON IVER TOUR DATES

6/4 – Esch-Sur-Alzette, LU – Rockhal

6/8 – Aarhus, DK – Northside Festival

6/12 – Bergen, NO – Bergenfest

6/14 – Malmo, SE – Mölleplatsen

6/29 – Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest

7/7 – Montreux, CH – Montreux Jazz Festival

7/11 – Madrid, ES – Mad Cool Festival

7/13 – Oeiras, PT – NOS Alive

7/16 – Lyon, FR – Les Nuits De Fourvière

7/17 – Verona, IT – Castello Scaligero, Villafranca di Verona

7/19 – Wiesbaden, DE – Schlachthof

7/21 – Gräfenhainichen, DE – Melt Festival

8/31 – Missoula, MT – KettleHouse Amphitheater*

9/2 – Vail, CO – Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater∞

9/3 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre∞

9/4 – Salt Lake City, UT – Maverik Center∞

9/6 – George, WA – The Gorge Amphitheatre∞

9/7 – Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum∞

9/10 – Portland, OR – Theater of the Clouds∞

9/12 – San Francisco, CA – Chase Center∞

9/15 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum∞

10/3 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center†

10/4 – Rosemont, IL – Allstate Arena†

10/6 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena†

10/8 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center†

10/10 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center†

10/11 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center‡

10/15 – Boston, MA – TD Garden†

10/17 – Washington, DC – The Anthem†

10/19 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena†

*w/ Indigo Girls

∞ w/ Sharon Van Etten

† w/ Feist

‡ w/ Yo La Tengo