Ani Difranco announces Australian tour kicking off in Perth

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco will return to Australia in April 2020 for the first time in ten years, for a national tour which will include performances at Bluesfest.

The tour will begin in Perth before heading to Melbourne, Sydney and Byron Bay.

Widely considered a feminist icon, Grammy winner Ani DiFranco is the mother of the DIY movement, being one of the first artists to create her own record label in 1990.

While she has been known as the “Little Folksinger,” her music has embraced punk, funk, hip hop, jazz, soul, electronica and even more distant sounds.

Her collaborators have included everyone from Utah Phillips to legendary R&B saxophonist Maceo Parker to Prince. She has shared stages with Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Pete Seeger, Kris Kristofferson, Greg Brown, Billy Bragg, Michael Franti, Chuck D., and many more.

Earlier this year Difranco released her memoir No Walls and the Recurring Dream. The songwriter has previously released several volumes of poetry.

With a career that has delivered over 20 albums, and numerous live recordings, Difranco is a musician who has had a prolific creative output.

Difranco’s tour will begin at Perth’s Astor Theatre on Monday 6th April, she’ll play Melbourne’s Hamer Hall on Wednesday 8th April, Sydney’s State Theatre on Thursday 9th April before heading to Byron Bay for Bluesfest 2020.

Tickets to the Perth show are available from Ticketek

OIP Staff