The Press Release:
Rome Ramirez of Sublime With Rome announces the Rome & Duddy – Friends & Family Acoustic Tour with Duddy of Dirty Heads today. The two artists will be co-headlining the U.S. with support from Micah Brown starting February 25th in Midland, TX and ending on March 19th in Nashville, TN. Tickets are on sale now to the general public. Purchase tickets for the Rome & Duddy – Friends & Family Acoustic Tour, HERE.
“The friends and family tour is to celebrate me and Duddy knowing each other for over 10 years,” states Rome about the tour. “We both got our starts performing with the acoustic guitar and our voice. That’s it. We just wanted to get together and bring it to the fans. Really broken down and will play some new stuff we have cooking up. Hopefully, we’ll be able to expand on this and bring other singers from bands who may want to come out on the road and do this every year with us.”
The special project started in 2008 when Rome and Duddy released Lay Me Down, which would go on to be the first song in history from an independent label to reach #1 on Billboard’s rock songs chart. The song would remain on Billboard’s alternative chart for 11 weeks. The Friends & Family Tour will be a stripped down and intimate version of the Sublime With Rome and Dirty Heads live experience fans know and love – each concert will include separate acoustic sets by Rome and Duddy, and both artists will perform together to close the show. Micah Brown of Iration will open on select dates, making it an all-star night with some of the scene’s favorite artists.
Sublime with Rome made its debut in 2009 at Cypress Hill’s Smokeout Festival in San Bernardino, California. They recently finished recording their 3rd full length album, Blessing (May 27th), which debuted at #2 on the Current Alternative Album Chart, #10 on the Current Digital Albums Chart, and #26 on the Billboard Top Albums Chart. Blessings, was produced by Rob Cavallo (Green Day, Paramore, Linkin Park), and “Wicked Heart” was co-produced by Rob Cavallo and Andrew Goldstein (Robert DeLong, Blackbear, Lauv). Listen to “Light On”, “Spiderweb”, “Blackout”, “Wicked Heart”, and most recently “Thank U”, a tribute video to fans who have supported the band throughout the years, off the forthcoming release. The album is available to stream and purchase HERE.
The Tour Dates:
February 25 – Midland, TX – Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center
February 26 – Albuquerque, NM – Sister Bar
February 28 – Kansas City, MO – Voodoo Lounge
February 29 – Oklahoma City, OK – Tower Theatre
March 2 – Billings, MT – Pub Station*
March 3 – Fargo, ND – Fargo Theatre*
March 6 – Greensburg, PA – Palace Theatre*
March 8 – Providence, RI – The VETS*
March 10 – Anapolis, MD – Rams Head Live*
March 12 – Beverly, MA – Cabot*
March 13 – Englewood, NJ – Bergen PAC*
March 14 – Verona, NY – Showroom at Turing Stone Resort & Casino*
March 15 – Killington, VT – Pickle Barrel @ Killington Ski Resort*
March 17 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Music Hall*
March 18 – Durham, NC – Carolina Theatre*
March 19 – Nashville, TN – CMA Theatre*
*with Micah Brown
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: The band Sublime was never quite my thing as I lean towards a much heavier vibe but since there are a lot of my friends who enjoyed them out there I didn’t mind sharing this tour announcment. As the duo isn’t coming anywhere near my region, I will not get my chance to be a media fly on the wall but as I close this up I wonder who among you will be giving this a chance. Chime in down below in the comments section and I will see you next time.
Official Website: http://romeramirez.com/