Two artists who released critically-acclaimed independent albums in 2009 are veteran Brother Ali and relative rookie Fashawn. The Minneapolis and Fresno emcees (respectively) are joining forces to promote their latest albums.

Ali’s Us followed up his Spring EP, and featured appearances from Chuck D, Joell Ortiz and more, with production courtesy of Atmosphere’s Ant. Fashawn’s debut, Boy Meets World, was produced entirely by Exile, and was recently released to bonus-track double vinyl.

Both albums were among HipHopDX’s Top 25 Albums Of 2009.

The tour dates are below:

March 29th            The Aquarium                        Fargo, ND
 March 31st            Zebra Cocktail Lounge            Bozeman, MT
 April 1st            Republik                                    Calgary, AB
 April 2nd            The Starlite Room                        Edmonton, AB
 April 3rd            Louis’ Pub                                    Saskatoon, SK
 April 5th            Pyramid Cabaret                        Winnipeg, MB
 April 8th            The Shelter                                    Detroit, MI
 April 9th            The Mod Club                        Toronto, ON
 April 10th            Ritual Nightclub                        Ottawa, ON
 April 11th            Foufoune Electriques            Montreal, QC
 April 13th            Jerky’s Live Music Hall            Providence, RI
 April 14th            Toad’s Place                                    New Haven, CT
 April 15th            Knitting Factory                        Brooklyn, NY
 April 16th            Diesel                                                Pittsburgh, PA
 April 17th            Horn Gallery                                    Gambler, OH
 April 20th            Soapbox Laundrolounge            Wilmington, NC
 April 21ist            The Orange Peel                        Asheville, NC
 April 22nd            The Music Farm                        Charleston, SC
 April 23rd            Drunken Unicorn                        Atlanta, GA
 April 24th            BottleTree                                    Birmingham, AL
 April 26th            Spanish Moon                        Baton Rouge, LA
 April 28th            Exit/In                                                Nashville, TN
 April 29th            Mojo’s                                                Columbia, MO
 April 30th            Otto’s Nightclub                        DeKalb, IL
 May 1st            Turner Hall Ballroom            Milwaukee, WI
 May 2nd            Vaudeville Mews                        Des Moines, IA

Related: See Justin Timberlake beat-box for Ali in Wyoming last month: