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Nas and Damian Marley are still prepping for the release of theirDistant Relatives album tying Hip-Hop and reggae to their African origin.

As previously reported the two confirmed that the fuse of music would hit stores May 18. Progressing further towards the date, the pair is hitting the road for a tour.

Fittingly titled the “Distant Relatives Tour”, they’ll be joined by African soul singer Nneka who’s been regarded as the next “it” artist of 2010.

The tour will make stops at Tennessee’s Bonnaroo Festival, as well as in Florida and Georgia before hitting the Paris Hip-Hop Festival and Denmark’s Splash Festival.

The cover art and tour dates for Distant Relatives are below.

May 2nd             West Palm Beach, Fl                 Sunfest
May 21st            Arcata, CA                                Arcata Community Center
May 22nd           Eugene, OR                              Cuthbert Amphitheater
May 23rd            Seattle, WA                               Showbox Sodo
May 25th            Oakland, CA                              Fox Theater
May 26th            Santa Barbara, CA                     University of California, Santa Barbara
May 28th            Los Angeles, CA                        The Wiltern
May 29th            Las Vegas, NV                          The Joint
May 30th            Valley Center, CA                      Harrah’s Rincon – Open Sky Theater
May 31st            Los Angeles, CA                        UCLA Jazz Reggae Festival
June 2nd             Santa Fe, NM                            Paolo Soleri Amphitheatre
June 8th             Houston, TX                               House of Blues
June 9th             Austin, TX                                 Stubb’s Waller Creek Outdoor Amphitheater
June 11th           Manchester, TN                         Bonnaroo Music Festival
June 12th           Atlanta, GA                               Tabernacle
June 13th           Lake Buena Vista, FL                 House of Blues – Lake Buena Vista, FL
June 27th           Brussels, BE                             Couleur Cafe Festival
June 28th           Paris, FR                                  Paris Hip Hop Festival
July 1st              Arendal, NO                              Hovefestival
July 3rd              Cologne, DE                              Summerjam
July 4th              Gdynia, PL                                Heineken Opener Festival
July 6th              Copenhagen, DK                        Vega
July 7th              Hultsfred, SE                             Hultsfred Festival
July 9th              Frauenfeld, CH                           Openair Frauenfeld
July 10th            Montreux Vaud, CH                    Montreux Jazz Festival – Miles
July 11th            Rotterdam                                 Holland North Sea Jazz
July 13th            Hamburg, DE                             Stadtpark
July 14th            Munich, DE                               Tollwood Festival
July 16th            Manchester, UK                         Manchester Academy
July 17th            Dublin, IE                                  Tripod
July 20th            Hammersmith, UK                     Hammersmith Apollo
July 23rd            Gräfenhainichen, DE                  Splash Festival
July 31st            Brooklyn, NY                             Williamsburg Waterfront
August 1st          Bridgeport, CT                           Gathering of The Vibes Festival


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