Sublime with Rome Tickets

Sublime with Rome is a merging of two musical powerhouses. It is a musical endeavor which is collaboration between Eric Wilson, who used to be a member of the band Sublime, and Rome Ramirez, an American singer and guitarist. The group has mainly performed a variety of different Sublime songs. If you are looking for Sublime with Rome tickets, they are available here. 

About Sublime with Rome

Sublime with Rome is a musical collaboration that was created by former Sublime member Eric Wilson and a young American singer and guitarist, Rome Ramirez. After the death of the original lead singer of Sublime, Bradley Nowell, in 1996, the band disbanded. In the vacuum that was left after his death, Sublime with Rome came to be.

Rome Ramirez met former Sublime members Eric Wilson and Bud Gaugh in 2009 and began performing with them. For a few years, the band continued to play under the name of ‘Sublime’. This however soon resulted in legal issues and a challenge was made as to the use of a trademarked name which didn’t feature all of the original members of the band. To avoid being caught up in a legal battle, the new band decided to change their name to Sublime with Rome in January of 2010.

After playing their first show together in 2009 at the Smokeout Festival, the band decided to do their first tour together the following year. In 2011, Sublime with Rome would release their debut full length studio album called Yours Truly. That same year, Gaugh would leave the band leaving only Wilson and Ramirez behind.

The Formation of Sublime with Rome

In 1996, the front man of Sublime, Bradley Nowell died of a heroin overdose. This left the popular American ska band’s two remaining members lost, unable to continue a band which had lost one of its founding members.

In the year following Nowell’s death, the remaining two members started a new band called Long Beach Dub Allstars. With this project, the duo mainly played old Sublime songs but also introduced some new material into the mix. From 1997 to 2002 the band performed until they decided to break up.

The two members would split up and pursue their own projects at this stage. Wilson formed a new band called Long Beach Shortbus while Gaugh formed a band called Eyes Adrift and Volcano.

After spending several years pursuing their own individual projects, the two came together in 2009 to perform in Nevada, calling themselves Sublime. At the show, a new singer joined them on stage who no one knew about. A few months later, the band would announce his identity as Rome Ramirez.

In October of 2009, the trio performed their second show together at the Cypress Hill Smokeout Festival in San Bernardino, California. The festival featured other heavyweight music artists such as Pennywise, Slipknot, the Deftones, Kottonmouth, and Bad Brains.

Legal Troubles

A day before the new band was set to perform at the Smokeout Festival, Nowell’s family threatened legal action against the trip if they continued to use the name ‘Sublime’.

Their contention was that a new band should have a new name and not continue to use the name Sublime. In 2010, the case was dismissed and the trio decided to perform under the name Sublime with Rome. 

Sublime with Rome Sets Off

By February 2010, the band was ready to start touring. They announced numerous dates across North America as well as Europe. However, they never ended up playing in Europe.

During their live shows, the band featured Todd Forman on sax and keyboards who was the original sax player on past Sublime studio albums.

In 2010 it was revealed that the band would be heading into the studio to record their first album. In 2011, they signed on with the record label Fueled by Ramen and released their first full length studio album called Yours Truly. They also performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live that year and played their first new single, Panic.

Line-up changes and the future

At the end of 2011, it was announced that Bud Gaugh, the drummer and one of the founding members of the band would be leaving the band.

He released a statement afterwards stating:

“In hindsight I would not have used the name. I didn't want to in the first place, I was talked into it and I would like to apologize to certain people and the fans for trying to justify or talk them into it as well. The recording was awkward, It felt rushed, felt like I was playing someone else's parts/songs. Other than "Panic", "Paper Cuts", and "Safe and Sound", it pretty much was. Some of the parts that were added after the fact really ruined some of the songs for me, for my liking. I also never agreed to do extensive touring for three years straight so that soured me on this thing.”

Sublime with Rome continued on with Josh Freese.

Their second album, Sirens, was released in 2015. It featured the singles "Wherever You Go” and "Sirens (Feat. The Dirty Heads)”.

In 2016, the band toured the United Stated and Japan under Sublime with Rome Summer Tour. They will once again be touring and coming to a town near you. If you are looking for Sublime with Rome tickets, they are available here now.