Sublime with Rome have announced the first leg of their 2010 summer tour. The new round of 19 dates will feature Matisyahu and The Dirty Heads, as well as stops performing on the main stages of Musikfest, Arizona Fall Frenzy, Live 105's BFD and KJEE Summer festivals among others.
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.
Sublime with Rome confirmed US tour dates:
DATE VENUE CITY/STATE
May 3 House of Blues Boston, MA w/Dirty Heads
May 5 Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA w/Dirty Heads
May 6 The Norva Norfolk, VA w/Dirty Heads
June 6 Shoreline Amphitheatre Mountain View, CA Live 105's BFD
June 12 Santa Barbara Bowl Santa Barbara, CA KJEE Summer
July 7 Marymoor Amphitheatre St. Augustine, FL w/Dirty Heads
July 9 The Great Saltair Salt Lake City, UT w/Dirty Heads
July 10 Red Rocks Amphitheatre Denver, CO w/Matisyahu + Dirty Heads +
July 11 City Market Kansas City, MO w/Matisyahu + Dirty Heads
July 13 Charter One Pavilion Chicago, IL w/Matisyahu + Dirty Heads
July 14 The Eagles Club (The Rave) Milwaukee, WI w/Matisyahu + Dirty Heads
July 17 Festival Pier @ Penn's Landing Philadelphia, PA w/Matisyahu + Dirty Heads
July 18 Pier Six Pavilion Baltimore, MD w/Matisyahu + Dirty Heads
July 20 Nikon Theater @ Jones Beach Wantagh, NY w/Matisyahu + Dirty Heads #
July 21 Innsbrook Pavilion Glen Allen, VA w/Matisyahu + Dirty Heads
July 23 Masquerade Park Atlanta, GA w/Matisyahu + Dirty Heads
July 24 St. Augustine Amphitheatre St. Augustine, FL w/Dirty Heads
July 25 Sunset Cove Amphitheatre Boca Raton, FL w/Matisyahu + Dirty Heads
July 28 Superpages.com Center Dallas, TX w/Matisyahu + Dirty Heads
July 30 The Beach @ Mandalay Bay Las Vegas, NV w/Matisyahu + Dirty Heads
August 15 Musikfest – Main Stage Bethlehem, PA #
September 18 Tempe Beach Park Tempe, AZ Arizona Fall Frenzy
* additional dates to be announced