Jewish reggae rapper Matisyahu will kick off an extensive fall tour Oct. 18 in support of a new EP, "Shattered," due three days later via Epic. A full-length album, "Light," will follow in early 2009.

Jewish reggae rapper Matisyahu will kick off an extensive fall tour Oct. 18 in support of a new EP, "Shattered," due three days later via Epic. A full-length album, "Light," will follow in early 2009.

"Shattered" sports four songs that will also appear on "Light": "Two Child One Drop," "I Will Be Light," "Smash Lies" and "So Hi So Lo." Matisyahu plans to treat audiences to listening parties after each show on the upcoming tour, during which he'll guide them through the songs from "Light."

"Shattered" was produced by David Kahne and recorded at studios in Jamaica, New York and Virginia. Legendary duo Sly & Robbie and Fishbone's Norwood Fisher make guest appearances.

Matisyahu became a quick sensation in 2005 with the album "Live at Stubbs," which reached No. 1 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart. Its follow-up, 2006's "Youth," reached No. 4 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 585,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

The artist told Billboard last year he spent an extensive period of time working to "develop the content and the idea" of "Light," "which is a lot different than I've done it before. Before, I've just kind of listened to some music and let my free association kind of take over and just write whatever is on my mind."

Here are Matisyahu's tour dates:

Oct. 18: Milwaukee (The Eagle Club)
Oct. 19: Chicago (Riviera Theatre)
Oct. 22: Indianapolis (Egyptian Room at Murat Center)
Oct. 23: Detroit (The Fillmore Detroit)
Oct. 25: Millvale, Pa. (Mr. Smalls Theatre)
Oct. 26: Johnson City, N.Y. (Magic City Music Hall)
Oct. 28: Providence, R.I. (Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel)
Oct. 29: Boston (Orpheum Theatre)
Oct. 30: Philadelphia (Electric Factory)
Nov. 1: Baltimore (Ram's Head Live)
Nov. 2: Montclair, N.J. (Wellmont Theatre)
Nov. 3: Washington, D.C. (Sixth and I Historic Synagogue)
Nov. 4: Blacksburg, Va. (Virginia Tech University-Burruss Hall)
Nov. 6: Norfolk, Va. (Norva Theater)
Nov. 8: Atlanta (Variety Playhouse)
Nov. 9: New Orleans (House of Blues)
Nov. 10: Houston (House of Blues)
Nov. 11: Austin, Texas (Stubbs BBQ)
Nov. 13: Dallas (Palladium Ballroom)
Nov. 15: Tempe, Ariz. (Marquee Theatre)
Nov. 17: San Diego (House of Blues)
Nov. 18: Los Angeles (Club Nokia)
Nov. 19: Chico, Calif. (Bell Memorial Union Auditorium)
Nov. 20: Anaheim, Calif. (Grove of Anaheim)
Nov. 22: Las Vegas (House of Blues)
Nov. 23: San Francisco (Warfield Theatre)
Nov. 24: Santa Cruz, Calif. (The Catalyst)
Nov. 26: Park City, Utah (Harry O's)
Nov. 29: Denver (Ogden Theatre)
Nov. 30: Boulder, Colo. (Fox Theatre)
Dec. 6: Louisville (Headliners Music Hall)
Dec. 7: Nashville (Cannery)
Dec. 9: Columbia, Mo. (Blue Note)
Dec. 11: Cincinnati (Bogart's)
Dec. 14: Cleveland (House of Blues)
Dec. 16: Toronto (Phoenix Concert Theatre)
Dec. 17: Montreal (Metropolis)
Dec. 18: Burlington, Vt. (Higher Ground)