Tisdag 20 juli 2010
Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
1000 Ocean Pkwy, Wantagh, 11793, United States
Tel.: (516) 221-1000
The founding Sublime rhythm section of bassist Eric Wilson and drummer Floyd “Bud” Gaugh have announced an extended July tour with Rome Ramirez. Sublime with Rome will cross the country, focusing on amphitheatres on a bill with Matisyahu and Dirty Heads. http://SUBLIME.jonesbeach.com
Fourteen years after Sublime frontman Bradley Nowell died from a heroin overdose, the Long Beach ska-punk trio's surviving original members have decided it's time to revive the name and celebrate the group's musical legacy while attempting to add some new chapters to its story. Drummer Bud Gaugh and bassist Eric Wilson have teamed with a 21-year-old singer and guitarist named Rome.
Currently, the group is wrapping up their first outing in 14 years, a sold out spring theatre tour run, since officially announcing their return to the stage with new frontman Rome. Garnering rave live reviews across the country, original members of Sublime, Bud Gaugh and Eric Wilson, recently reformed with new frontman Rome for an intimate six-date tour which quickly sold out. The group added several second nights and a handful of new cities in between performing songs from Sublime's back catalog, many of which having never been performed live, as well as a the group's first new song written together, "Panic."
Rome, a 21-year-old northern California native, was introduced to Gaugh and Wilson in 2008. Last year, a handful of jam sessions led to an impromptu show at a small club in Nevada flooring a packed-house crowd. The trio later performed a one-off at the Smokeout Festival last fall and was a surprise special guest at the infamous KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas show, before officially announcing themselves as Sublime with Rome.
One of the most notable and successful ska-punk bands of all time, Sublime has sold over 17 million albums worldwide with the group's music remaining in constant radio rotation across the country. Influential Los Angeles rock radio station KROQ has listed Sublime as the #3 act in their annual "biggest bands" list for the last six years in a row with the single "Date Rape" ranking as the all-time most requested song at the station. To this day, the group's multi-platinum landmark debut album "40oz. to Freedom," lo-fi follow up "Robbin' the Hood," and multi-platinum self-titled major label debut (a virtual greatest hits set in itself) are all widely regarded as music collection staples. Formed in Long Beach in 1988, Sublime's final performance was in the spring of 1996.