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Taken from mxdwn Music (Apr 10, 2019)

Ani DiFranco Announces Summer 2019 No Walls Tour Dates

by Aaron Grech


Photo Credit: Alexander Cabrera
Photo Credit: Alexander Cabrera


Singer, musician, poet, songwriter, and activist Ani DiFranco, has announced and upcoming tour in support of her new memoir, and accompanying mixtape No Walls and the Recurring Dream. This tour will see the artist perform across more than 25 venues across the entire U.S. with stops in major cities such as New York, Seattle and Portland.


"In her memoir, DiFranco recounts her early life from a place of hard-won wisdom, combining personal expression, the power of music, feminism, political activism, storytelling, philanthropy, entrepreneurship, and much more into an inspiring whole," a statement regarding her upcoming memoir reads. "In these frank, honest, passionate, and often funny pages is the tale of one woman's eventful and radical journey to the age of thirty."


Photo Credit: Alexander Cabrera
Photo Credit: Alexander Cabrera


The accompanying mixtape is described by Di Franco as a heartfelt message to her fans, and was made and recorded in the style of classic mixtapes. These tracks are songs that she originally wrote toward the beginning of her career nearly 20 years ago, to reflect her roots that are discussed in the upcoming memoir.


"So here is my mixtape for you, like the kind that I would make you on cassette if it was, like, 1993 and I was really into you," DiFranco stated in a press release. "It's a flight of Ani songs that I took the liberty of revisiting, solo stylie, twenty... (thirty?!) years later, songs that factor (either literally or figuratively) into my memoir, No Walls and the Recurring Dream."


Although DiFranco's last album release Binary, was released toward the beginning of 2017, the artist has done several concert and festival appearances throughout the last year. This includes a major appearance at the Nelsoville Festival alongside George Clinton & The Parliment Funkadelic and The Decemberists, and an appearance at Babefest toward the end of 2018.


Photo Credit: Alexander Cabrera
Photo Credit: Alexander Cabrera


Ani DiFranco "NO WALLS" Tour:


5/3 - New Orleans, LA - JazzFest
5/7 - New York, NY - Tishman Auditorium w/ Cecile Richards
5/8 - Boston, MA - Coolidge Corner Theatre w/ Robin Young
5/9 - Washington, DC - Sixth & I Synagogue w/ moderator TBA
5/10 - Chicago, IL - Wilson Abbey w/ Jessica Hopper
5/13 - Seattle, WA - Neptune Theatre w/ moderator TBA
5/14 - Berkeley, CA - First Congregational Church of Berkeley w/ moderator TBA
5/15 - Portland, OR - Revolution Hall w/ Cari Luna
5/16 - Pasadena, CA - Pasadena Presbyterian Church w/ Valarie Kaur
5/17 - Austin, TX - Central Presbyterian Church w/ Rachel Rascoe
5/19 - Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Bound Literary Festival w/ Rhiannon Giddens
5/22 - New Orleans, LA - New Orleans JCC w/ Gwen Thompkins
5/31 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
6/1 - Tulsa, OK - Williams Theater @ Tulsa Performing Arts Center
6/2 - Wichita, KS - The Wave
6/4 - Columbia, MO - Rose Park
6/5 - Milwaukee, WI - The Pabst Theater
6/6 - Davenport, IA - Codfish Hollow Barn
6/9 - Fargo, ND - Fargo Theatre
6/10 - Duluth, MN - NorShor Theatre
6/12 - Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue
6/13 - Cleveland Heights, OH - Cain Park w/ special guest Lucy Wainwright Roche
6/15 - Croton-on-Hudson, NY - The Great Hudson River Revival
6/16 - Woodstock, NY - Levon Helm Studios
8/1 - Anchorage, AK - Barnes & Noble w/ moderator TBA
8/2 - Ninilchik, AK - Salmonfest
8/4 - Kaslo, BC - Kaslo Jazz Etc. Summer Music Festival
8/10 - Edmonton, AB - The Edmonton Folk Music Festival
8/16 - Lyons, CO - Rocky Mountain Folks Festival



 
 

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