Singer/songwriter Justin Vernon is returning to his alma mater in Wisconsin to perform with his rock band Volcano Choir.

The Bon Iver frontman graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 2004 with a degree in comparative studies in religion, and now he is heading back to the liberal arts school to hit the stage with his side project, a collaboration with members of the group Collections of Colonies of Bees.

Volcano Choir will play the college's Schofield Auditorium on 19 October (13).

Vernon this week (begs02Sep13) cast doubt on his future with Bon Iver, confessing he has no plans to reunite with his bandmates anytime soon as he is having too much fun working with Volcano Choir.

During an interview on Australian radio station Triple J, he said, "I'm really honoured that Bon Iver gives me a platform to do whatever I want, but there's only so much time you can spend digging through yourself before you become insular. I'm not in a hurry to go back to that temperature. All of the music I've been making shifting away from Bon Iver feels really good... so if I ever do go back to Bon Iver it will be all the better for it."