Nas Takes 'Illmatic' Documentary on Fall Tour with Full-Album Performances

Nas Takes 'Illmatic' Documentary on Fall Tour with Full-Album Performances
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Nas's seminal rap classic Illmatic, and the man himself has been celebrating the occasion with a reissue, documentary and series of full-album performances. He has now extended his anniversary plans into the fall, booking more live shows and film screenings.

This autumn tour will last for more than two weeks in October. In that time, Nas will travel through North America, hitting up Toronto on October 8 and Vancouver on October 16, in addition to a number of U.S. cities. At most of the shows (including both of the ones in Canada), there will be a film screening of the documentary Time Is Illmatic prior to the live performance of the entire album.

For those who won't be able to catch any of the shows and screenings, Time Is Illmatic will be available on demand and through iTunes starting on October 3.

Time Is Illmatic was directed by One9 and written by Erik Parker. It's a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the creation and legacy of one of the most highly regarded hip-hop albums ever. Scroll past the tour itinerary below to watch a trailer.

Tour dates:

10/02 Rochester, NY - Main Street Armony *

10/03 Albany, NY - Palace Theatre

10/04 Washington D.C. - Lincoln Theatre

10/05 Glenside, PA - Keswick Theatre

10/08 Toronto, ON - Queen Elizabeth Theatre

10/09 Detroit, MI - The Fillmore Detroit

10/10 Hammond, IN - Horseshoe

10/11 Lincoln, NE - Bourbon Theatre *

10/12 Denver, CO - Paramount Theatre

10/15 Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre

10/16 Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre

10/17 Las Vegas, NV - The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas *

10/18 Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum Theatre

10/19 Oakland, CA - Fox Theater

* no film screening