Back by popular demand, Tribal Seeds will be hitting the road this August on their Summer Representing Tour in support of their new album out this week, Representing. The tour is the band’s second leg following the widespread success of their Spring Representing Tour with New Kingston. Tribal Seeds also adds The Expanders to their supporting lineup. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, May 16th at www.tribalseeds.net.
Tribal Seeds’ new full-length album, Representing, debuted this week at #1 on iTunes Reggae, #19 iTunes (Overall), and #1 on Amazon.com’s Reggae, Roots Rock, and Carribean Charts, The full album is now streaming on USA Today, MSN Music and Spotify and available for digital sale on iTunes and Amazon. For Physical copies, visit the Tribal Seeds store, here: http://tribalseedsstore.com/.
With this new album, the band’s first full-length in five years, Tribal Seeds decided to invite some of their closest friends to guest-perform – a perfect presentation of the reggae family they hold close. Representing features Vaughn Benjamin of Midnite on the title track as well as past tour mate, Kyle McDonald of Slightly Stoopid on“In Your Area.” Tribal Seeds were honored to land reggae greats, Don Carlos & Michael Rose, to be featured in “Blood Clot” and Herb Stock” respectively. “Blood Clot” feat. Don Carlos premiered on Jambase in the weeks leading up to this album release. Touring partners New Kingston also make an appearance on “Fill It Up“ and rounding out the featured guests is Tribal Seeds’ own guitarist, Gonzo who displays his singing talent in the song “Undercover Lover.” Along with Gonzo, Tribal Seeds’ Tony-Ray also makes his vocal debut on “Rock the Night.”
Earlier this year, Tribal Seeds released the first single off the new LP, “Fill It Up” – a teaser for an album with no other information except a fan-driven music video. The video acted as a genuine thank you to the fans who continue to support the band across the country. The music video, which features special guests New Kingston and Gonzo, has reached 61,000 views to date. Watch it, here: http://youtu.be/DLN4FgIIpfc and for more information on the new album and pre-sale details, visit: www.tribalseeds.net.
Representing was recorded in Southern California’s Imperial Sound, a recording studio owned and operated by Tribal Seeds’ own E.N. Young (keyboardist/ backup vocalist) and interestingly the most Southwest recording studio in the United States. Representing was produced by Tribal Seeds’ own Tony-Ray “Maad T-Ray” Jacobo along with the rest of the band, who unique produced this record while traveling across the nation on the 35-date national tour. E.N. Young engineered and mixed the album, while Mike Caplan of Lion & Fox mastered it.
Hailing from San Diego, California, Tribal Seeds have become known for their spiritually driven, refreshing rock vibe they have infused with the roots style of reggae music. What began as a side-project – formed in 2006 by musically gifted brothers Steven Rene Jacobo (lead vocals, guitar) and TonyRay “Maad T-Ray” Jacobo (producer, keyboards, back-up vocals), Tribal Seeds has grown into a movement. The band is one of the most award-winning, top-selling, musically talented, and fan-adored artists in not only the reggae world, but also across the music industry. Tribal Seeds now boasts six powerful members, including: Carlos Verdugo (drums), Victor Navarro (bass), E.N Young (keyboards, back up vocals) & Ryan Gonzo (guitar).
Tribal Seeds takes great pride in equally focusing on the art of producing high quality recorded music and the art of putting on an outstanding live show. The band maintains a strict regimen of tirelessly touring to spread their positive vibes and contagious tunes across the nation and beyond – playing shows as far as Mexico, Guam, and Aruba to continue expanding their reach. The band consistently performs for sold-out crowds and impressively has the keen ability to both cater to their fanbase while still pushing the limits of their music. The formula is working – Tribal Seeds currently boasts 220,000+ Facebook fans, 28,000+ Twitter followers – a representation of the network of steadfast fans that remain the heartbeat, pulse, and inspiration for the band to continue making music.
Tribal Seeds Representing Summer Tour w/ Guests New Kingston & The Expanders
**May 24 – Riverside, CA @ Riverside Municipal Auditorium
**Jun 13 – Angels Camp, CA @ Reggae In The Hills
**Jun 15 – Avila Beach, CA @ Summer Solstice Festival
Aug 1 – Fresno, CA @ Strummers
Aug 2 – Reno, NV @ The Knitting Factory
Aug 3 – Boise, ID @ The Knitting Factory
Aug 5 – Billings, Montana @ Carlin
Aug 7 – Junction, CO @ Mesa Theatre
** Aug 8 – Loveland, Colorado @ Arise Music Festival
Aug 9 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
Aug 10 – Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
Aug 13 – Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory
Aug 14 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony
Aug 15 – Norfolk, VA @ NorVa
**Aug 16 – Scranton, PA @ Peach Music Festival
Aug 18 – Ocean City, Maryland @ Seacrets
Aug 20 – Nags Head, NC @ Kelly’s
Aug 21 – Wilmington, NC @ Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
** Aug 22 – Live Oak, FL @ Blackwater Music Festival
Aug 23 – Lake Worth, FL @ Summer Daze Block Party
Aug 24 – St. Petersburg, Florida @ Jannus Live
Aug 27 – Corpus, Christi, TX @ House of Rock
Aug 28 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey
Aug 31 – Valley Center, CA @ Microbrew Fest @ Harrahs
Sep 3 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ Downtown Brewing Company
Sep 4 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ Downtown Brewing Company
Sep 5 – San Francisco, CA @ Filmore
** Denotes dates that are not part of Representing Tour
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