K'Naan, Wale, John Forte Team for Spring Tour
Vocalist K'Naan performs during the Austin City Limits Music Festival at Zilker Park on October 2, 2009 in Austin, Texas. FilmMagic

Three of hip-hop's brightest talents -- K'Naan, Wale and John Forte -- are joining forces for a 9-date trek this spring. The tour will kick off March 31 in New York City with stops in major East Coast markets, as well as two dates in Ohio. The tour will see K'Naan and Wale co-headlining, with ex-Fugees producer/rapper John Forte serving as support.

Aside from this latest batch of dates, Wale's currently touring Canada, has a slew of college dates lined up, and high profile festival slots at Coachella on Apr. 16 and New Jersey's Bamboozle Festival on May 2. His debut album, "Attention Deficit," was released in November 2009 and has sold 75,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan.

K'Naan is still riding high after the release last year of "Troubadour," which has sold 71,000. Coca-Cola recently tapped "Wavin' Flag" to be a part of the brand's promotional commercial spots for the upcoming FIFA World Cup. He's also collaborated with British rock act Keane on its forthcoming "Night Train" EP. To warm things up, K'Naan will perform at the Olympic Outdoor Stage in Vancouver on Thursday (Feb. 25).

Here are the tour dates for K'Naan, Wale and John Forte:

Mar. 31: New York City (The Fillmore at Irving Plaza)
Apr. 1: Boston (House of Blues)
Apr. 2: New Haven, Conn. (Toad's Place)
Apr. 3: Baltimore (Ram's Head Live)
Apr. 4: Washington D.C. (9:30 Club)
Apr. 6: Philadelphia (Trocadero)
Apr. 8: Atlanta (Center Stage)
Apr. 13: Cleveland (House of Blues)
Apr. 14: Columbus, Ohio (Newport Music Hall)

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