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Sublime With Rome announce first ever UK performance

Sublime With Rome

Story by Jack Foley

AFTER selling over 16 million records world-wide and completing a sold out US tour, Sublime with Rome have confirmed their first ever UK show at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Friday, October 8.

Featuring founding members of Sublime, drummer Bud Gaugh and bass player Eric Wilson with new frontman, singer/guitarist Rome, Sublime with Rome is reintroducing themselves and Sublime’s music to fans across the country.

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 dubbing themselves Sublime with Rome.

The band returned to the stage for the first time in 14-years, fittingly on 4/20/10 for two highly anticipated, sold out nights at the Hollywood Palladium to rave reviews.

“Our shows are full of surprises,” said Gaugh. “Sublime has never used a set list. We are performing songs off every album and mix it up from show to show, never delivering the same set twice. We’ve also been working on some new material and have put together a couple of songs with Rome. We want to celebrate the music and share the experience with our fans.”

Adds Wilson: “Many of our songs have never been performed live, most notably our self-titled release. Songs such as April 26, 1992, Under My Voodoo, Burritos and even What I Got are finally getting their proper stage debuts.”

Tickets for the gig on Friday, October 8, are £21.50 and they go on sale on Friday, May 14 at 9am.