As the first tour of 2016, San Diego’s own Tribal Seeds is uniting bands from around the globe for their Winter Reggae Land Tour that kicks off Thursday January 7th! Joining Tribal Seeds are The Skints from the UK and The Steppas from Hawaii.
These three bands are coming together to bring unique music styles to the main stage!
Hailing from East London, The Skints create an exclusive sound integrating multiple genre styles with reggae roots. This isn’t a new band by any means, but they bursted onto the U.S. reggae-rock scene last year with the release of their album FM via Easy Star Records in addition to their first American tour that saw the group performing at last years California Roots Music Arts Festival in May.
Wondering how The Skints and Tribal Seeds fused together for this tour? Well, we went straight to the source and asked Keyboardist/Vocalist Tony-Ray of Tribal Seeds how it all happened. “We heard about the band and I checked out their album ‘FM’ and was immediately hooked. (Tribal Seeds guitarist/vocalist) Steve saw their set at Cali Roots last year too, and felt the same way I did about them so we wanted to make a tour happen.”
Since the California Roots festival back in May 2015 we have not seen The Skints in the States, making this tour quite a treat for fans out here in the U.S! Tony-Ray also let us know that Tribal Seeds would love to tour with The Skints in the UK, but there are no plans at the moment. If we are lucky during this tour we just might get to see an on stage collaboration of the two bands!
As for Tribal Seeds, they’ve been working on new music coming into the New Year, but nothing just yet that will translate into them performing new material live on this tour, but then again, anything can happen!
The tour is taking place from January 7th – 30th playing 9 west coast states including 7 performances inside California. View the dates below and let us know which show you’ll be attending.
Article By: Julia Goodman
Watch: Tribal Seeds – Full Show – Cali Roots 2015
Watch: The Skints – “This Town” (ft. Tippa Irie Horseman)
Watch: The Steppas – “High Grade” (Live)
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