BMG Signs German Hip-Hop/Reggae Band Seeed for First Album in 7 Years

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Peter Fox, Frank Dellé and Boundzound of the band Seeed performs in stage during the Lollapalooza music festival on the former Tempelhof airport in Berlin, Germany on Sept. 13, 2015. 

The German hip-hop/reggae band Seeed has signed an exclusive record deal with BMG in Berlin ahead of the release of their first new album in seven years. The first single off the group's fifth album, sung partly in English, is called "Ticket" and was released Thursday.

The band will head out on tour in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Luxemburg beginning in October. For the first time in 20 years, the group will be comprised of 10 members instead of 11, after Demba Nabé, one of three singers, died unexpectedly last year. All dates are sold out. For 2020, open air concerts and festival appearances are planned.

The Berlin-based Seeed is known for their live performances, and for a strong fanbase outside Germany. Markus Bruns & Lars Grewe, management of Seeed, said, "A Seeed album release is always something very special for us. The great successes of this band have always been a result of the good cooperation with our partners. We have followed BMG’s strong development both internationally and in the German market with great respect and we are looking forward to working with the entire BMG team."

Added Maximilian Kolb, managing director BMG GSA, "Over their 20 year career, Seeed have become one of the most influential bands in Germany. It really is an incredible honor to be releasing this album. A lot of people have waited a long time for new music from the band. I can only tell you that it was well worth the wait, and I am confident this will be one of Germany’s biggest albums of the year."