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Bon Iver and St. Paul's TU Dance win army of fans at the famous Hollywood Bowl

The show sold out the venue, with more than 18,000 in attendance.

"State of the live events business: Bon Iver wrote a bunch of new music no one has heard yet and played it tonight on a platform Hollywood Bowl overlooking TU Dance troupe’s interpretive performance. And there were 18,000 people there."

Those are the words of Ticketmaster CEO Nathan Hubbard, who was among those in attendance at the famous Los Angeles venue, which has hosted everyone from The Beatles to Prince, as members of St. Paul's TU Dance took to the stage Sunday night.

The modern dance troupe teamed up with Wisconsin's Bon Iver this past April to debt "Come Through" at the Palace Theatre in St. Paul, which sold out four shows and was received with huge acclaim from critics.

On Sunday, Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and the team of Twin Cities-based dancers had a much larger crowd to impress, and judging by the reaction, they have won over a new army of fans.

The 10-member TU Dance troupe was set up 2004 by Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands, and has seen its reputation grow into a national one, traveling across the country for performances and residencies.

Now they've seemingly conquered Hollywood through their collaboration with Bon Iver, the plan is to take the show around the world.

Speaking to Eau Claire-based VolumeOne, Vernon said that he intends to stage the show "around the world a few times the next couple of years, for sure.”

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