Ani DiFranco Plans Worldwide Tour

Ani DiFranco will kick off her world tour in Tokyo late this month in support of her latest album, "To The Teeth."

The folk-punk artist will play another date in Japan before moving on to Australia and New Zealand for shows through the middle of February, according to an itinerary posted on the websites of industry magazine "Pollstar" and DiFranco's booking agent, Flemin Tamulevich & Associates. She'll turn up in British Columbia nearly two months later (April 7), and from there she'll begin her U.S. tour by trailing down the West Coast.

"To The Teeth," featuring the acoustic title track, was DiFranco's third release of 1999, arriving in stores in November. The album finds her styling folk songs with funk and dance grooves, courtesy of The Artist, former James Brown horn player Maceo Parker, and rapper Corey Parker.

DiFranco released her twelfth solo studio album, "Up, Up, Up, Up, Up, Up," in early 1999 and followed it this summer with her second collaboration

with folk singer Utah Phillips, "Fellow Workers."

Here's where to catch Ani DiFranco in the upcoming months:

  • 1/28 - Tokyo, Japan @ Liquid Room
  • 1/29 - Osaka, Japan @ Bayside Jenny
  • 2/2 - Perth, Australia @ Fly By Night Club
  • 2/4 - Sydney, Australia @ Enmore Theatre
  • 2/6 - Brisbane, Australia @ Concert Hall
  • 2/8 - Melbourne, Australia @ Palais Theatre
  • 2/10 - Adelaide, Australia @ Norwood Town Hall
  • 2/12 - Auckland, New Zealand @ Mandalay
  • 2/13 - Wellington, New Zealand @ James Cabaret
  • 4/7 - Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
  • 4/8 - Tacoma, WA @ UPS Fieldhouse
  • 4/12 - Eureka, CA @ Municipal Auditorium
  • 4/13 - Santa Rosa, CA @ Luther Burbank Center
  • 4/14 - Davis, CA @ Recreation Hall
  • 4/15 - Santa Cruz, CA @ Civic Auditorium
  • 4/17 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Arlington Theatre
  • 5/6 - New Orleans, LA @ Municipal Auditorium
  • 5/7 - New Orleans, LA @ Jazz & Heritage Festival