Sublime with Rome will return to perform at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Saturday, July 20th, with Pennywise to support.
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. Over the course of its three albums — 1992’s double-platinum 40oz. to Freedom, 1994’s gold Robbin’ the Hood, and 1996’s 6x-platinum self-titled major-label debut — the band has now sold more than 17 million albums worldwide. Nowell died of a heroin overdose two months prior to the release of Sublime, which reached No. 13 on the Billboard Top 200, sold six million copies, and spawned such hits as “What I Got,” “Santeria,” and “Wrong Way,” which remain radio staples across with country. Profoundly affected by Nowell’s death, Wilson never considered performing the group’s music live without their frontman.
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. “It was the first time I ever really wanted to make music as opposed to just listen to it,” he says. Rome began singing and writing songs as a teenager and was playing solo gigs around the Bay Area when he met Wilson (the two were recording at the same studio).
Pennywise is a punk rock band from Hermosa Beach, California, formed in 1988. The name is derived from the monster, It, from the Stephen King novel of the same title.
Between their 1991 self-titled debut and 2005’s The Fuse, Pennywise had released an album every two years on Epitaph Records, a label owned by Bad Religion guitarist Brett Gurewitz. To date, the band has released ten full-length studio albums, one live album, two EPs and one DVD. Although their first two studio albums were critically acclaimed, Pennywise would not experience worldwide commercial success until the 1995 release of their third studio album, About Time, which peaked at number ninety-six on the Billboard 200. The band’s mainstream success was signified by a growing interest in punk rock during the 1990s. By 2007, the band had independently sold over 3 million records worldwide, making them one of the most successful independent punk acts of all time.
Tickets will go on sale this Friday, April 26th at 10am at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and Ponte Vedra Concert Hall box offices. Enjoy complimentary coffee and snacks at the Amphitheatre on Friday morning while waiting in line for tickets, courtesy of City Coffee and French Fry Heaven. Tickets also will be available at findmytix.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at 800-745-3000.
SHOW: Sublime with Rome and special guest Pennywise
VENUE: St. Augustine Amphitheatre
DATE: Saturday, July 20, 2013
TIME: Doors 5:00pm / Show 6:00pm
TICKET PRICES: $49.50 standing pit; $38.50 – 100, 200 and 300 level; $28.50 – obstructed view
WEBSITE: www.sublimewithrome.com, staugamphitheatre.com, findmytix.com
LOCAL CONTACT: Natacha McLeod, Marketing and Community Relations Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org, (904) 209-3751