DiFranco Extends Tour Through July

Singer/songwriter Ani DiFranco has tacked on a host of U.S. tour dates to her current itinerary, which hits Indianapolis tonight (April 10). The trek, which comes in support of the brand-new two-disc

Singer/songwriter Ani DiFranco has tacked on a host of U.S. tour dates to her current itinerary, which hits Indianapolis tonight (April 10). The trek, which comes in support of the brand-new two-disc "Reckoning/Revelling" (Righteous Babe), is set to run through a July 16 date in Seattle. Along the way, she'll perform April 30 at the Women Who Rock benefit in New York, alongside comedian Margaret Cho and folk artist Holly Near.

Aside from the fact that the new album covers two discs, DiFranco says the record is unique because she has never looked so much to her past in order to express herself lyrically. Also, this is the first album that really showcases her band.

"I have this whole exciting, new relationship with these other musicians," she told Billboard recently. "We're developing a musical vocabulary of our own. All of the band material was tracked live in the studio, including vocals. That was made possible by the fact that we tour and tour and tour together, and these songs were rehearsed live onstage before we even walked into the studio."

Here are Ani DiFranco's tour dates:
April 10: Indianapolis (Murat Centre)
April 12: Memphis (New Daisy Theatre)
April 13: Nashville (Ryman Auditorium)
April 14: Knoxville, Tenn. (Tennessee Theatre)
April 16: Athens, Ga. (Classic Center)
April 17: Louisville (Palace)
April 19: Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Paramount Theatre)
April 20: Kansas City, Mo. (Uptown Theatre)
April 21: St. Louis (Pageant)
April 23-24: Madison, Wisc. (Orpheum)
April 25: Toledo, Ohio (Stranahan Theatre)
April 30: New York (Studio 54 / Women Who Rock benefit)
June 16: Toronto (Historic Fort York)
June 17: Utica, N.Y. (Stanley Theatre)
June 18: New York (Central Park Summerstage)
June 19: Vienna, Va. (Wolf Trap)
June 21: Rochester, Mich. (Meadowbrook)
June 22: Traverse City, Mich. (Interlochen)
June 24: Duluth, Minn. (DECC Auditorium)
June 26: Sioux Falls, S.D. (Washington Pavilion)
June 28: Morrison, Colo. (Red Rock)
June 29: West Valley, Utah (E Center)
July 1: Phoenix (Celebrity Theatre)
July 2: Los Angeles (Universal Amphitheater)
July 6: Santa Cruz, Calif. (Civic Auditorium)
July 7: Berkeley, Calif. (Greek Theatre)
July 9: Jacksonville, Ore. (Britt Festival)
July 11: Spokane, Wash. (Opera House)
July 15: Portland, Ore. (Schnitzer Hall)
July 16: Seattle (Snoqualmie Amphitheater))