You know it, they know it—in the past year, Bon Iver has gone from indie stardom to mainstream hugeness. Since the band's 2012 Grammy win, which saw "Bonny Bear" trending on Twitter, Bon Iver is now a familiar name on the charts. And so Justin Vernon's Wisconsin collective began a four-night run at Radio City Music Hall on Wednesday. According to Vernon, these are Bon Iver's last U.S. dates for the foreseeable future, which explains why the band pulled out all of the stops for these shows—which on Wednesday featured movie projections, earthy blue and green lights, candles and lace curtains. Vernon was joined by eight musicians, including two drummers, a violinist and four horn players, and the band opened with the ethereal "Perth," working its way through the best of the best from both For Emma, Forever Ago and Bon Iver, Bon Iver. Bon Iver rounded out the set with the anthemic "Beth/Rest" and returned for an encore with the now-classic cut "Skinny Love." Vermont singer/songwriter Anaïs Mitchell opened the show. It's fair to say that the full house at Radio City (which included celeb couple Jason Sudeikis and Olivia Wilde) was held in a dreamy haze for the duration. TONY's Virginia Rollison was there to capture the magic.
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