The band has a bunch of dates on the books before they hook up with Badu, including April 16 at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind.; April 20 at the Green Apple Festival on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.; April 24 at House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach, S.C.; May 2 at the Beale Street Music Festival at Tom Lee Park in Memphis and May 3 at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival at the city’s Fairgrounds Race Track.

The Roots’ trek with Badu kicks off May 4 at the Fox Theatre in Detroit and runs through mid-June.

Stops include the Orpheum Theatre in Boston (May 8), Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore (May 10), DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. (May 14-15), Mizner Park Amphitheatre in Boca Raton, Fla. (May 20), Andrew Jackson Hall in Nashville (May 27), Fillmore Auditorium in Denver (June 2), Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver (June 6), Greek Theatre in Los Angeles (June 12) and Kiva Auditorium in Albuquerque (June 15).

Tickets are available at

The Roots’ Picnic takes place June 7 at Philadelphia’s Festival Pier.

The day-long event features a roster that includes Gnarls Barkley, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Santogold, Deerhoof, , Diplo, Esperanza and .

General admission tickets, which are $49.50, are available at and