Black Seeds ‘Solid Ground’ Album Tour May 29, 2008Posted by rocketsciencemedia in Events.
THE BLACK SEEDS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM ‘SOLID GROUND’ & EUROPEAN TOUR!
New Zealand eight-piece The Black Seeds are pleased to announce the European release of their highly anticipated new studio album ‘Solid Ground’ on August 11th and a 22-show European Tour from June 25 – August 12, 2008.
‘Solid Ground‘ is the follow-up to The Black Seeds’ third album ‘Into The Dojo‘, which achieved well over double-platinum sales at home, and garnered critical acclaim and strong airplay in Europe in 2007. The 12-track album, soon to be released through Sonar Kollektiv, has come on the back of two years of extensive New Zealand and international live touring, and promises to be the band’s finest yet.
Slingshot, the heavy-hitting, karma-inspired first single, has just been released to European radio, and will be available for digital download from June 30th.
The ‘Solid Ground’ album tour will see the band perform at some of Europe’s biggest music festivals including Roskilde (Denmark), The Lovebox Weekender (London), The Summerjam and Splash festivals (Germany), The Garance Festival (Paris), Valkhof Affaire (Holland), The Rip Curl Boardmasters and Bloom Festivals (UK) and many more. See full tour details below.
Hailing from Wellington, New Zealand, The Black Seeds fuse dub, funk and afrobeat, with a vintage reggae base to produce heavyweight soul sounds from the South Pacific. Their unique style of mixing supremely infectious grooves and melodies with raw and undiluted conscious roots music is what sets them apart, and now sees their music spreading throughout the globe.
The raw energy of The Black Seeds’ live show has seen them gain a reputation as one of Australasia’s finest live acts. Effortlessly gliding between big-beat funk and deep roots-reggae, their supremely danceable live show delivers a freight train of flavour to the people on time, every time.
THE BLACK SEEDS ‘SOLID GROUND’ EURO TOUR, 2008
Wednesday 25th June
TNT Magazine Presents…
Electric Ballroom, 184 Camden High St, London, NW1 8QP, UK
With special guests International Observer and Cam Diggy
Tickets £13.50 + b/f from Ticketweb (08700 600 100) www.ticketweb.co.uk/user/?region=gb_london&query=detail&event=260399
Saturday 28th June
Garance Reggae Festival, Paris, France
Thursday 3rd July
Bread and Butter Trade show, Barcelona, Spain
Saturday 5th July
Summerjam Festival, Cologne, Germany
Featuring Stephen Marley, Shaggy and many more
Sunday 6th July
Roskilde Festival, Denmark
Featuring Radiohead, Kings Of Leon and many more
Tuesday 8th July
Rust, Guldbergsgade 8 København, Copenhagen 2200, Denmark
Tel: 45 3524 5200 Tickets – TBC
Friday 11th July
Splash Festival, Leipzig, Germany
Featuring Jay Z, Gentleman, Common. M.I.A and many more
Monday 14th July
Valkhof Affaire Festival, Nijmegen, Holland
Friday 18th July
Friday 26th July
12e + BF – Ticketing outlets – tbc
Wednesday 30th July
12e + BF – Ticketing outlets – tbc
Friday 1st August
Komedia, 44-47 Gardner St, Brighton, BN1 1UN, UK
Tickets from the venue
Tel: +44 1273 647100
Saturday 2nd August
Standon Calling Festival, Standon, UK
Herts SG11 / £69/89
Tickets and info from: www.standon-calling.com
Sunday 3rd August
Castle Palooza Festival, Tullamore, Ireland
Tickets and Info from: www.castlepalooza.com
Monday 4th August
Whelans, Wexford St, Dublin
Pre Sale tickets 15e + BF from www.tickets.ie
Friday 8th August
Rip Curl Boardmasters Unleashed, Trebelsue Farm, Watergate Bay, Newquay, TR8 4AN, UK
With Groove Armada
Sunday 10th August
Bloom Festival, Seven Springs, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, Bristol, GL53 9QN, UK