Featuring founding Sublime members, drummer Bud Gaugh and bass player Eric Wilson along with new frontman, singer/guitarist Rome - Sublime with Rome will reintroduce themselves and Sublime's classic hits to fans across Australia on their 2012 Australian tour.
One of the most notable and successful ska-punk bands of all time, Sublime has sold over 17 million albums worldwide with songs like What I Got, Doin' Time and Date Rape all in constant radio rotation across the globe. 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 after the death of original singer Bradley Nowell. In 2008 Rome, a 21-year-old northern California native, was introduced to Gaugh and Wilson. 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 dubbing themselves Sublime with Rome.
"Sublime has so many fans and attracts new fans every year who were never able to see Sublime perform live after Bradley passed away," said Troy Nowell-Holmes, Bradley Holmes' widow. "One of the inspirations for forming 'Sublime with Rome' was to bring Brad's spirit in his music back to the fans and to give the new fans a glimpse of what it was like to see Sublime live."
As a special treat for Australian Sublime fans the band will be joined nationally by very special guest Mat McHugh from The Beautiful Girls.