World-renowned Billboard Reggae Chart-topping group Tribal Seeds announce today they will release their fourth studio album this Spring entitled Representing. Tribal Seeds will celebrate the new album release by hitting the road on a 35-date national “Representing Tour” this Spring with support from New Kingston and Inna Vision. The tour will kick-off in Flagstaff, AZ on February 28th and includes stops in all major markets spanning from Texas to Florida to Vermont to Oregon and everywhere in between. Tickets are on sale now, here: www.tribalseeds.net.
While the release date, track listing, and album details are still TBA, Tribal Seeds is excited to announce today that the new album Representingwill feature Vaughn Benjamin of Midnite on the title track. Also featured will be past tour mate, Kyle McDonald of Slightly Stoopid on “In Your Area”, plus reggae greats Don Carlos & Michael Rose, featured in “Blood Clot” and Herb Stock” respectively. Current touring partners New Kingston also make an appearance on “Fill It Up” and rounding up the featured guests is Tribal Seeds’ own guitarist, Gonzo who will display his singing talent in the song “Undercover Lover.” The forthcoming full-length album 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. Tribal Seeds’ own Tony-Ray “Maad T-Ray” Jacobo along with the rest of the band members continue to produce their own music.
This forthcoming full-length album is a follow-up to their 2011 EP “Soundwaves” which peaked at #2 on the Billboard Reggae Charts.Representing also marks the band’s first full-length release since 2009’s The Harvest, a 14-track album that landed on the iTunes “Best of Reggae” list and peaked at #5 on the Billboard Reggae Charts. While the last Tribal Seeds albums were inspired by touring and the band’s desire to inspire youth to raise their voices, their new album strives to take that message even further. As Tony-Ray explains it, “this album promotes and inspires a positive and uplifting message which you can’t help but vibe to.”
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 has collaborated in the studio with top artists including Sonny Sandoval (P.O.D), Eric Rachmany (Rebelution), Kyle McDonald (Slightly Stoopid), and reggae legend Don Carlos. Over the years the band has shared the stage with music’s most respected artists such as Dave Mathews Band, Jack White, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jane’s Addiction, Skrillex, MGMT, Cee Lo Green, Jason Mraz, Matisyahu, Sublime with Rome, Taking Back Sunday, O.A.R., Pretty Lights, Pepper, Collie Buddz, The Wailers, Julian Marley, Stephen Marley, Slightly Stoopid, Gregory Isaacs, SOJA, Rebelution, and many more.
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 190,000+ Facebook fans, 25,000+ Twitter followers, a true representation of the network of steadfast fans that remain the heartbeat, pulse, and inspiration for the band.
Tribal Seeds will release Representing this Spring and kick-off the Representing Tour on February 28th. For more details visit www.tribalseeds.net.
Headlining Spring Representing Tour Dates:
** Feb 15-16 – Lake Elsinore, CA @ Good Vibes Music Festival w/ Sean Kingston, E-40
** Feb 17 – San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino Center
Feb 28 – Flagstaff, AZ @ Orpheum Theater
Mar 1 – Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
Mar 2 – El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
Mar 5 – San Antonio, TX @ Sam’s Burger Joint
Mar 6 – Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock
Mar 7 – Houston, TX @ The Ballroom at Warehouse Live
Mar 8 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
Mar 9 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Mar 12 – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
Mar 13 – Jacksonville, FL @ Freebird Live
Mar 14 – Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theatre
Mar 15 – Melbourne, FL @ Meg O Malley’s St. Patrick’s Parade & Street Party (FREE)
Mar 16 – Myrtle Beach, SC @ Pirates Cove
Mar 19 – Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theatre
Mar 20 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Jewish Mother
Mar 21 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Café Live
Mar 22 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
Mar 23 – Amityville, NY @ Revolution Bar & Music Hall
Mar 26 – Hamden, CT @ The Space
Mar 27 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
Mar 28 – Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street
Mar 29 – Rochester, NY @ Waterstreet Music Hall
Mar 30 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
Apr 2 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Intersection
Apr 3 – Detroit, MI @ The Shelter
Apr 4 – Newport, KY @ The Southgate House Revival – The Sanctuary
Apr 5 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
Apr 8 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
Apr 9 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
Apr 10 – Greeley, CO @ The Moxi Theater
Apr 11 – Billings, MT @ The Carlin
Apr 12 – Bozeman, MT @ Filling Station
Apr 15 – Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall
Apr 16 – Bend, OR @ Domino Room
Apr 18 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
Apr 19 – Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Live
**Apr 20 – Pozo, CA @ High Grounds Festival w/ Rebelution, Cypress Hill & More
** Denotes shows NOT on the Representing Tour w/ support from New Kingston & Inna Vision