It’s been three and a half years since Aesop Rock released None Shall Pass. While Aesop since produced an album for FELT, 2009’s Felt 3: A Tribute To Rosie Perez, the emcee has been relatively quiet on releasing new material. This morning it was announced that Aesop and present collaborator Kimya Dawson have announced a spring tour.

Dawson, who is a Washington-based singer/songwriter will share the stage with the New York rapper. The two will perform together, revealing upcoming material, as well as solo sets. Aesop will be joined by fellow former Def Jux artist Rob Sonic and DJ Big Wiz.

The dates are as follows:

5/8              Greek Theater               Berkley CA   w/ Atmosphere

5/10            Terrace Club                  Princeton, NJ

5/11            Middle East                   Boston, MA

5/13            Rock N Roll Hotel           Washington DC

5/14            Bowery Ballroom            New York, NY

5/16            Altar                              Pittsburgh, PA

5/17            Outland                          Columbus, OH

5/19            Lincoln Theater               Chicago, IL

5/20            High Noon Saloon            Madison, WI

5/21            Triple Rock                     Minneapolis, MN

(March 10)

UPDATE: Since the release of Hail Mary Mallon’s Are You Gonna Eat That?, the trio, along with Kimya Dawson, has extended their touring appearances with the following dates:

August 19th                         The Abbey Theatre                        Durango, CO

August 20th                        Aggie Theatre                                 Ft. Collins, CO

August 21st                        The Summit Music Hall                   Denver, CO

August 23rd                        Fox Theatre                                   Boulder, CO

August 24th                        Urban Lounge                                 Salt Lake City, UT

August 26th                        Q Roadhouse                                 Wilson, WY

August 27th                        The Emerson Theatre                      Bozeman, MT

August 28th                        The Knitting Factory                        Spokane, WA