Dylan, DiFranco To Dance Down Under
Folk rock troubadours Bob Dylan and Ani DiFranco, who previously toured North America together in 1997, are re-teaming for an 11-date February tour of Australia and New Zealand. The tour will hit nineFolk rock troubadours Bob Dylan and Ani DiFranco, who previously toured North America together in 1997, are re-teaming for an 11-date February tour of Australia and New Zealand. The tour will hit nine cities down under between a Feb. 6 date in Australia's capital, Canberra, and a Feb. 26 engagement in Christchurch, New Zealand. Australian group the Waifs will open all shows.
Both Dylan and DiFranco have recently released double-disc live albums. Dylan's "The Bootleg Series Volume 5: Bob Dylan Live 1975 / the Rolling Thunder Revue" (Legacy/Columbia) debuted at No. 56 on The Billboard 200 earlier this month, while DiFranco's "So Much Shouting, So Much Laughter" (Righteous Babe) bowed at No. 32 on the chart in September.
DiFranco plans to return to the U.S. for a spring tour following the Australia/New Zealand jaunt, as will the Waifs, whose fourth album, "Up All Night," is set for a Jan. 13 release on the group's own Jarrah Records label.
Here are Bob Dylan and Ani DiFranco's tour dates:
Feb. 6: Canberra, Australia (Bruce Indoor Stadium)
Feb. 8: Melbourne (Music & Blues Festival)
Feb. 11: Brisbane, Australia (Entertainment Centre)
Feb. 13: Adelaide, Australia (Entertainment Centre)
Feb. 15: Perth, Australia (Moonlight Festival)
Feb. 17-18: Sydney (Entertainment Centre)
Feb. 21-22: Auckland (North Shore Indoor Arena)
Feb. 25: Wellington, New Zealand (Queens Wharf Arena)
Feb. 26: Christchurch, New Zealand (Westpac Arena)