Rapper Nas and reggae artist Damian Marley are teaming up for another round of touring. But instead of promoting individual works, the focus this...

Rapper Nas and reggae artist Damian Marley are teaming up for another round of touring. But instead of promoting individual works, the focus this time is the upcoming collaboration “Distant Relatives.”

The tour officially launches with a May 21 at Arcata Community Center in Arcata, CA, but Nas and Marley will share a stage a couple weeks earlier on May 2 for a set at SunFest in West Palm Beach, FL. The summer-long calendar closes similarly — with a festival performance on August 1 at Gathering of the Vibes in Bridgeport, CT.

Along the way, the co-headliners will hit the stage for gigs on May 28 at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA; June 9 at Waller Creek Amphitheatre in Austin, TX; and July 31 at Williamsburg Waterfront in Brooklyn, NY.

Besides their sets at SunFest and Vibes, Nas and Marley also have national festival appearances lined up for May 31 at UCLA’s Jazz Reggae Festival in Los Angeles, CA, and June 11 at Bonnaroo in Manchester, TN.

Public onsales for the upcoming tour begin over the April 2-4 weekend. Ticket prices on the primary market vary depending on the venue, but most Nas/Marley ducats are in the $30 to $50 range. Rising artist Nneka is booked to open more than a dozen dates throughout the venture.

But the tour partners aren’t limiting their trek to North America. After completing a majority of their planned U.S. dates, Nas and Marley will head overseas for four mid-summer weeks to complete a festival-heavy European jaunt. One highlight on the 16-date international itinerary is a July 10 performance at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland.

Nas and Marley have toured together in the past, but the musical collaborators will release their first album together, “Distant Relatives,” on May 18.The effort is Marley’s first studio record in about five years years and Nas’ most recent release since 2008.

Damian & Nas itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

May 2 West Palm Beach, FL SunFest
May 21 Arcata, CA Arcata Community Center
May 22 Eugene, OR Cuthbert Amphitheater
May 23 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo
May 25 Oakland, CA Fox Theater
May 26 Santa Barbara, CA University of California
May 28 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
May 29 Las Vegas, NV The Joint
May 30 Valley Center, CA Open Sky Theater
May 31 Los Angeles, CA UCLA Jazz Reggae Festival
June 2 Santa Fe, NM Paolo Soleri Amphitheatre
June 8 Houston, TX House of Blues
June 9 Austin, TX Waller Creek Amphitheater
June 11 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo Music Festival
June 12 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle
June 13 Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues
June 27 Brussels, BEL Couleur Café Festival
June 28 Paris, FRA Paris Hip Hop Festival
July 1 Ardenal, NOR Hovefestival
July 3 Cologne, GER Summerjam
July 4 Gdynia, POL Heineken Open’er Festival
July 6 Copenhagen, DEN Vega House of Music
July 7 Hultsfred, SWE Hultsfred Festival
July 9 Frauenfeld, SWI Openair Frauenfeld
July 10 Montreux, SWI Montreux Jazz Festival
July 11 Rotterdam, NET North Sea Jazz Festival
July 13 Hamburg, GER Stadtpark Open Air
July 14 Munich, GER Tollwood Festival
July 16 Manchester, ENG Manchester Academy
July 17 Dublin, IRE Tripod
July 20 London, ENG Hammersmith Apollo
July 23 Grafenhainichen, GER Splash! Festival
July 31 Brooklyn, NY Williamsburg Waterfront
August 1 Bridgeport, CT Gathering of the Vibes Festival