Fri May 31
08:00 PM
Ani DiFranco
White Oak Music Hall - Houston, TX
Sat Jun 1
08:00 PM
Ani DiFranco with Diane Patterson
John H Williams Theatre at Tulsa Performing Arts Center - Tulsa, OK
Sun Jun 2
06:00 PM
Ani DiFranco with Diane Patterson
Now Wave - Manchester, En
Tue Jun 4
07:00 PM
Ani DiFranco
Rose Music Hall - Columbia, MO
Wed Jun 5
08:00 PM
Ani DiFranco with Diane Patterson
Pabst Theatre - Milwaukee, WI
Thu Jun 6
08:00 PM
Ani DiFranco with Diane Patterson
Codfish Hollow Barnstormers - Maquoketa, IA
Sun Jun 9
08:00 PM
Ani DiFranco
Fargo Theatre - Fargo, ND
Mon Jun 10
08:00 PM
Ani DiFranco
NorShor Theatre - Duluth, MN
Wed Jun 12
08:00 PM
Ani DiFranco
Vogue Theatre Indianapolis - Indianapolis, IN
Thu Jun 13
08:00 PM
Ani DiFranco
Cain Park - Cleveland Heights, OH
Sun Jun 16
TBA
Ani DiFranco
Levon Helm Studios - Woodstock, NY
Tue Aug 6
08:00 PM
Ani DiFranco
Bing Crosby Theater - Spokane, WA
Wed Aug 7
08:00 PM
Ani DiFranco with Pieta Brown
Wilma Theatre - MT - Missoula, MT
Fri Aug 9
07:30 PM
Ani DiFranco
Bella Concert Hall - Calgary, AB


Ani DiFranco Information

Ani DiFranco is a prolific singer/songwriter/guitarist and feminist icon. She grew up in a family of folk loving parents and learned to play her favorite instrument, guitar, at the age of nine. She would busk in local Buffalo, NY bars as a child, covering Beatles songs with her guitar teacher. She has maintained a rather hectic touring schedule for the last fifteen years with small breaks in between to record. After creating her own record company at age eighteen, Righteous Babe Records, she has given herself an incredible amount of artistic freedom to do whatever she wanted and as often as she has wanted. She is most notably known for her distinct musical guitar playing style laced with staccato influences finger picking in numerous tunings to lyrics filled with supreme sophistication and alliteration. She has kept the practice of releasing at least one album a year for many years with the exception of 2000 where she took time off to deal with her developing tendonitis. She has also done a large number of musical collaborations where she has worked with such artists as Prince, folk singer Utah Phillips, and Maceo Parker.

In 1998, she saved the Asbury Methodist Church from closing and demolition by purchasing and restoring the church and converted it into a musical venue with a 1200 seat concert hall with a recording studio, now the home of Righteous Babe Records. Ani has packed joints like Carnegie Hall and amphitheatres worldwide and made appearances at a number of festivals including The FloydFest World Music Festival and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Ani's strong political views have set her aside from most in her "folk/punk jazz/groove" genre. Ani, openly admitting to being bisexual has over the years dedicated herself to a number of political grassroots cultural organizations, supporting causes varying from abortion rights to gay visibility. Ani has also received in July 2006, the National Organization for Women (NOW) "Woman of Courage Award". She is the first musician to receive the award that is given each year to a woman that has set herself apart by her contributions to the feminist movement.