Mos Def is supporting his latest album, The Ecstatic, which came out in June. The tour, scheduled to begin in Minnesota this Saturday will also include Jay Electronica as well as appearances by Erykah Badu and Medina Green on select dates.

While Mos Def is hardly a stranger in the rap world, movie fans might know him for a different performance – playing Ford Prefect in the 2005 movie version of Douglas Adams’ celebrated novel “The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy.”

Speaking of dates. The Aug. 1 opener is scheduled for Minneapolis at First Avenue. From there it’s on to Chicago for a show at House of Blues Aug. 2. South Burlington, Vt., is also on the schedule, with the rapper slotted to appear at Higher Ground on Aug. 5 and the show lands at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC, on Aug. 9.

Other stops include Charlotte, N.C., Charleston, S.C., Atlanta, New Orleans, Miami, Dallas, Portland, Ore., San Francisco and Oakland, as well as Canadian towns Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver.

The last date of The Ecstatic Tour is Sept. 5 in Los Angeles at the Palladium.

The tour is produced by Garden Grown and by Guerilla Union, the marketing and touring company responsible for the annual tour. For more information, please click here and here for the Garden Grown and Guerilla Union Web sites.