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 2West Palm Beach, FLSunFest
May 21Arcata, CAArcata Community Center
May 22Eugene, ORCuthbert Amphitheater
May 23Seattle, WAShowbox SoDo
May 25Oakland, CAFox Theater
May 26Santa Barbara, CAUniversity of California
May 28Los Angeles, CAThe Wiltern
May 29Las Vegas, NVThe Joint
May 30Valley Center, CAOpen Sky Theater
May 31Los Angeles, CAUCLA Jazz Reggae Festival
June 2Santa Fe, NMPaolo Soleri Amphitheatre
June 8Houston, TXHouse of Blues
June 9Austin, TX Waller Creek Amphitheater
June 11Manchester, TNBonnaroo Music Festival
June 12 Atlanta, GAThe Tabernacle
June 13Lake Buena Vista, FLHouse of Blues
June 27Brussels, BELCouleur Café Festival
June 28Paris, FRAParis Hip Hop Festival
July 1Ardenal, NORHovefestival
July 3Cologne, GERSummerjam
July 4Gdynia, POLHeineken Open’er Festival
July 6Copenhagen, DENVega House of Music
July 7Hultsfred, SWEHultsfred Festival
July 9Frauenfeld, SWIOpenair Frauenfeld
July 10Montreux, SWIMontreux Jazz Festival
July 11Rotterdam, NETNorth Sea Jazz Festival
July 13Hamburg, GERStadtpark Open Air
July 14Munich, GERTollwood Festival
July 16Manchester, ENGManchester Academy
July 17Dublin, IRETripod
July 20London, ENGHammersmith Apollo
July 23Grafenhainichen, GERSplash! Festival
July 31Brooklyn, NYWilliamsburg Waterfront
August 1Bridgeport, CTGathering of the Vibes Festival