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Nas and Damian Marley are still prepping for the release of their Distant 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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