Abstract Rude, Toki Wright, and BK-One will join Minneapolis-based rapper Brother Ali as he heads across the U.S. this spring.

The appropriately titled The Truth is Here tour follows the release of 2007’s The Undisputed Truth (Rhymesayers), whose reception was both enthusiastic and controversial. Just reference the track “Uncle Sam Goddman,” which hotly discusses an unnamed corporation, as well as the U.S. government, to see just how unafraid the albino wordsmith is to tell it like he sees it. The tour will keep Ali busy through the month of March, with stops that include two shows in Salt Lake City and, perhaps ironically, a performance at Congress in Arizona.

02/29 Madison, WI: High Noon
03/01 Iowa City, IA: Picador
03/02 Houghton, MI: WMTU Houghton
03/03 Duluth, MN: Pizza Luce
03/04 Menomonie, WI: UW Stout
03/05 Omaha, NE: Waiting Room
03/06 Boulder, CO: Fox Theatre
03/07 Denver, CO: Bluebird
03/08 Salt Lake City, UT: Kilby Court (early evening show)
03/08 Salt Lake City, UT: Urban Lounge
03/09 Boise, ID: The Venue
03/10 Seattle, WA: Neumos
03/11 Portland, OR: Hawthorne
03/12 San Francisco, CA: Slim’s
03/13 Los Angeles, CA: Troubadour
03/14 San Deigo, CA: Canes
03/15 Tucson, AZ: Congress
03/16 Albuquerque, NM: Sunshine Theatre*
03/19 Dallas, TX: The Prophet Bar
03/21 Tampa, FL: Orpheum
03/22 Orlando, FL: The Social
03/24 Carrboro, NC: Cat’s Cradle
03/25 Baltimore, MD: Ottobar
03/26 Philadelphia, PA: World Cafe Live
03/27 New York, NY: Bowery Ballroom
03/28 Boston, MA: Middle East
03/29 Buffalo, NY: Neitzches
03/30 Ann Arbor, MI: Blind Pig
03/31 Chicago, IL: Abbey Pub

* with Living Legends