Somali-born MC and singer K'Naan has joined Stephen Marley on his Mind Control North America Tour. The two will be joined by Jr. Gong himself, Damian Marley. K'naan will be performing in support of his upcoming debut album The Dusty Foot Philosopher due out later this year. The album features tracks with Damian "Jr Gong" Marley and Mos Def as well as production by Track and Field (Nelly Furtado), Minnesota, and Preservation.

K'naan (Somalian for "the traveler") fled his native country as a refugee at 14 to escape civil war, making his new home in Toronto. But he hasn't forgotten his roots: his lyrics reflect his political and social stance against violence and his debut music video, Soobax is the first North American produced hip-hop video shot on African soil.

By joining the Mind Control Tour K'naan adds the Marley brothers to an already impressive list of former tour and recording collaborators who celebrate the relevance of his political poetry, live performance and purpose driven mission, including Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Dead Prez, Digable Planets, Pharoah Monch, The Roots, and more.

K'naan Tour Dates:
4/20 San Luis Obispo, CA @ The Graduate
4/21Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
4/22 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
4/24 Ventura, CA @ Ventura theater
4/25 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
4/26 Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
4/28 Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
4/29 Kyotsmovi Village, AZ @ Hopi Veterans Memorial
4/30 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine theater
5/02 Fort Worth, TX @ Ridglea theater
5/03 Austin, TX @ Antone's Nightclub
5/04 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
5/06 New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
5/08 Washington DC @ 9:30 Club
5/09 Boston, MA @ Avalon Ballroom
5/11 New York, NY @ Nokiaa theater Times Square
5/12 Philadelphia, PA @ theater of the Living Arts
5/13 Baltimore, MD @ Ram's Head Live
5/15 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert theater
5/17 Windsor, ON @ Chrysler Theater
5/18 Atlanta, GA @ The Roxy
5/19 Saint Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Landing
5/20 Orlando, FL @ House of Blues