Following his summer stint with the Warped Tour and a September 18 performance at the University of Utah, the rising reggae superstar Matisyahu will...

Following his summer stint with the Warped Tour and a September 18 performance at the University of Utah, the rising reggae superstar Matisyahu will be starting his own headlining tour this fall. The recently announced 38-date trek kicks off October 18 at the Eagles Club in Milwaukee, WI, and is slated to close on December 18 at Higher Ground in Burlington, VT.

The tour will take the vocalist from coast to coast, including multiple performances in Texas and California. Matisyahu also has two Canadian gigs scheduled at the end of the North American trek: December 16 in Toronto, ON, and December 17 in Montreal, QC.

A rotating lineup comprised of Future Rock, Chester French, Flobots, Benny Cassette and K’naan will provide support during select portions of the tour. In the past, Matisyahu opened for 311‘s Summer Unity Tour in 2007, and was supported on his own headlining trek by popular rockers Plain White T’s and Yellowcard.

The Orthodox Jewish rapper debuted in 2004 with “Shake off the Dust…Arise,” an album that showcased his unique blend of contemporary reggae and hip hop with traditional Jewish themes. However, Matisyahu did not gain widespread notice until 2006’s “Youth,” a record that peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard 200.

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Reports published in 2007 suggested Matisyahu would release his follow-up to “Youth” early in 2008, but the album never arrived. Later reports offered early 2009 as the new release for the disc, though the performer has not released any official announcements on the subject.

Matisyahu itinerary:
(Dates subject to change.)

October 18Milwaukee, WIEagles Club
October 19Chicago, ILRivera Theatre
October 22Indianapolis, INEgyptian Ballroom
October 23Detroit, MI The Fillmore
October 25Millvale, PAMr. Smalls
October 26Johnson City, NYMagic City Music Hall
October 28Providence, RILupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
October 29Boston, MAOrpheum Theater
October 30Philadelphia, PAElectric Factory
November 1Baltimore, MDRams Head Live
November 2Montclair, NJWellmont Theatre
November 3Washington, DCSixth & I Historic Synagogue
November 4Blacksburg, VAVPI Burruss Auditorium
November 6Norfolk, VANorva Theatre
November 8Atlanta, GAVariety Playhouse
November 9New Orleans, LAHouse Of Blues
November 10Houston, TXHouse Of Blues
November 11Austin, TXStubb’s Bar-B-Q
November 13Dallas, TXPalladium Ballroom
November 15Tempe, AZMarquee Theatre
November 17San Diego, CAHouse Of Blues
November 18Los Angeles, CANokia Theatre
November 19Chico, CABell Memorial Auditorium
November 20Anaheim, CAThe Grove Of Anaheim
November 22Las Vegas, NVHouse Of Blues
November 23San Francisco, CAThe Warfield Theatre
November 24Santa Cruz, CAThe Catalyst
November 26Park City, UTHarry O’S
November 29Denver, COOgden Theatre
November 30Boulder, COFox Theater
December 6Louisville, KYHeadliner Music Hall
December 7Nashville, TNThe Cannery
December 9Columbia, MOBlue Note
December 11Cincinatti, OHBogarts
December 14Cleveland, OHHouse Of Blues
December 16Toronto, ONPhoenix Concert Theater
December 17Montreal, QCMetropolis
December 18Burlington, VTHigher Ground

Last Updated on September 4, 2008 by By Allison Reitz