Bon Iver have announced three concerts in their native Wisconsin as part of the 46 for 46 campaign to encourage voting in the 2020 election. 46 for 46 plans to host 46 concerts around the country to increase voter turnout and participation with scheduled performances by Nathaniel Rateliff, Dashboard Confessional, and Sylvan Esso.
In an Instagram post on Monday, the Justin Vernon-led indie band detailed the Wisconsin mini-tour, which kicks off at La Crosse Center—South Hall in La Crosse on October 5th before heading to the Grand Theater in Wausau (10/7) and Fox Cities PAC in Appleton (10/8).
“We’re proud to announce that we’ll be trekking across Wisconsin this October as a part of the [46 for 46] campaign, helping to elect the 46th POTUS and promote civic action through music,” the post said.
The campaign, which Bon Iver manager Kyle Frenette founded in 2019, aims to use the power of music to unseat Present Donald Trump in 2020. Scheduling shows in swing states like Wisconsin may help to boost political engagement, especially among the younger demographic. Frontman Justin Vernon is no stranger to political action, either. Earlier this month, he performed acoustically at a Bernie Sanders rally ahead of the Iowa caucuses.
“They say Wisconsin could decide it all in 2020”, the band wrote. “We don’t take that lightly, so we’re asking fans to pledge to vote in order to gain access to presale tickets for all three shows,” which begins Wednesday, February 19th, at 10:00 a.m. CST. General on-sale starts Friday, February 21st at 10:00 a.m. Visit their website for more information and read the full announcement below. Additionally, click here to learn more about 46 for 46.
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We’re proud to announce that we’ll be trekking across Wisconsin this October as a part of the @46for46 campaign, helping to elect the 46th POTUS and promote civic action through music! They say Wisconsin could decide it all in 2020. We don’t take that lightly, so we’re asking fans to pledge to vote in order to gain access to presale tickets for all three shows starting on Wednesday, February 19 at 10:00 AM CST. Instructions to follow at that time. Remaining tickets for all shows will be available to the general public on Friday, February 21 at 10:00 AM CST.