Sublime with Rome will return to Hawai’i this coming week for the first time in over two-years.
Following a summer-long headlining touring schedule with fellow touring mates Dirty Heads, Tribal Seeds, 311 and Matisyahu, September will come soon enough for the reggae music fans in the 50th state.
On September 16th and 17th, Sublime with Rome will return to paradise, sharing such classic reggae-ska-punk-rock songs from Sublime like “What I Got”, “Badfish”, “Santeria”, and countless others. As the trend continues across the United States, sold out shows have become a common theme for Sublime with Rome.
Sublime with Rome is touring in support of their most recent album release, Sirens (July 17, 2015), which peaked at #34 on the Billboard Top 200, #3 on the U.S. Rock Chart and #5 on the U.S. Independent Release Chart.
The current touring outfit performing under the name Sublime with Rome consists of lone original Sublime member, Eric Wilson (bass), Josh Freese (drums), known for his time with Nine Inch Nails, The Vandals and Devo, and, of course, Rome Ramirez (vocals/guitar).
However, with only one-third of the original act, Sublime with Rome continues to tour and sell new albums with a plenty of success. Their shows, both in the United States and internationally are routinely sold-out with fans wanting to hear that quintessential Sublime SoCal vibe. To this day, fans still sing every word from their favorite songs just like the late, great Bradley Knowell would have intended.
Back in 2009, a small cantina in Sparks, Nevada was the venue where Sublime with Rome started. With original Sublime drummer, Bud Gaugh, dropping his infamous one drop snare drops with Eric Wilson sharing in their iconic rhythm section sounds, a young Rome Ramirez took the stage for the first time with Sublime. And, it was magical.
Much like the Wailers with only Aston “Family Man” Barrett on bass, the fans love the timeless music that the band performs at live shows. No one should criticize a band for keeping the music alive for the next generation of music lovers.
Sublime with Rome will return to Hawai’i on September 16th in Maui at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center and September 17th at Aloha Tower in Honolulu. For both nights, the supporting acts will consist of local Hawaiian artists Eli-Mac and Manalion. Tickets are available, starting at $39 for General Admission, $75 for VIP Passes and $185 for Meet and Greet VIP fans.
The two-night event on separate islands will be hosted by Raymond Ho Jr., the owner and operator of The MayJah RayJah Music Festival held annually in Hawai’i.
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Video: Sublime with Rome – “Sirens” (feat. Dirty Heads)