Queens, New York emcee/producer/deejay Q-Tip has announced two August show dates in the United Kingdom. The longtime front-man for 1990s Hip Hop group A Tribe Called Quest will be performing on August 23 at Manchester Academy, and August 26 at London’s Indig02 venue.

Next month, Q-Tip “and Friends” will headline the 2011 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival, which will also feature performances by M.O.P., Homeboy Sandman and Torae.

Tip last released 2009’s Kamaal/The Abstract on Jive/Battery Records, a seven year-old solo project.

(June 12)

UPDATE: Q-Tip has announced a full European tour in August. The emcee/producer will be joined by deejay J. Period and his full band at the following dates:

11- Oslo, Norway- Oya Festival
12- Helsinki, Finland- Flow Festival
13- Gothenburg, Sweden- Way Out West Festival
15- Hamburg, Germany- Klubsen
17 – Nice, France- Theatre de Verdure
18- St. Tropez, France- VIP Room
19- Orpund, Switzerland- Royal Arena Festival
20- Krakow, Poland- Coke Live Festival
21- Biddinghuizen, Holland- Lowlands Festival
23- Manchester, UK- Manchester Academy
24- Dublin, Ireland- Button Factory
25- London, UK- Forum
26- London, UK- Indigo
27- Paris, France- Rock en Seine