Brooklyn born and bred emcee Mos Def kicked off his North American leg of the Ecstatic Tour August 1 in Minneapolis, MN. Accompanied by rapper and producer Jay Electronica, the two celebrated artists will continue to headline cities across the United States in addition to select locations in Canada.

Special guest and first lady of Neo Soul, Erykah Badu, will be joining Mos and Jay on stage along with Talib Kweli [click to read] and Medina Green (Mos Def & DCQ) in certain cities. For the Bay area portion of the show, an additional city has been added to the tour schedule due to popular demand.

Mos, Jay and Erykah will now be hitting the stage September 4 at the Paramount Theater in Oakland, CA following a previously scheduled performance September 3 in San Francisco, CA. Ticket holders will also be able to see Erykah with confirmed appearances in Hollywood, CA on September 5 and Philadelphia, PA on September 17.

Mos’ 19 city tour, including the bonus concert in Oakland, is in recognition of his fourth solo album The Ecstatic [click to read] which dropped June 9 on Downtown Records.

Reported by Krysten Hughes.