Sublime with Rome
HB Surround Sound
Formed in Long Beach, CA, in 1988, Sublime delivered an irresistible blend of ska, reggae, punk, surf rock, and hip-hop that captured the imagination of fans around the world. After Bradley Nowell passed away, Sublime disbanded. It took the talent and enthusiasm of Rome Ramirez - a genial, now 23-year-old newcomer and gifted songwriter and musician - to change that. Growing up in the Bay Area, Rome was introduced to Sublime's music by his uncle, and credits the band with inspiring him to first pick up a guitar and learn to play at age 11. The first big show as Sublime With Rome came in October 2009 at Cypress Hill's annual Smokeout Festival, performing in front of 20,000 people. A sold-out tour in March 2010 followed with spontaneous sing-alongs and writhing mosh-pits at every stop. That fall, Sublime With Rome entered the studio with to begin recording their debut album, Yours Truly, which was released in the Summer of 2011.