Sublime With Rome have announced that they will break up at the end of 2024. The news comes just after the surviving Sublime members performed a gig with late singer Bradley Nowell’s son Jakob on vocals and guitar.
In a press release, singer Rome Ramirez announced his impending departure from Sublime With Rome, which will effectively end the band. His full statement reads as follows:
“After almost two remarkable decades, I am announcing my departure from Sublime with Rome at the close of 2024. The upcoming performances over the next year will allow us to reflect on countless incredible memories together!
Over the last 2 years I’ve been spending countless hours pouring my soul into my solo music, and the excitement to share these songs with you is building up! I’ve got some really big news that I can’t drop yet. Just wait!
Singing and playing guitar for this iconic band has been a lifetime opportunity and just flat out, absolutely epic. Carrying on the Sublime legacy has been a trust I’ll forever cherish.
This is only the beginning…”
Sublime With Rome originally featured Ramirez and classic Sublime members Eric Wilson (bass) and Bud Gaugh (drums). They formed in 2009, playing Sublime songs in concert and releasing their debut album Yours Truly in 2011. Gaugh left the band early on, but Ramirez and Wilson have remained members ever since, recently recruiting Joe Tomino as their new drummer, following stints by Josh Freese and Carlos Verdugo.
In all, Sublime With Rome have released three albums of original music, the most recent being 2019’s Blessings. Last month, they unveiled the new EP Tangerine Skies.
The decision to end Sublime With Rome appears to clear the path for Wilson and Gaugh to play more shows with Jakob Nowell. The three performed eight classic Sublime songs at a Los Angeles benefit for Bad Brains singer H.R. on December 11th.
Prior to that gig, it was announced that a more formal grouping of Wilson, Gaugh, and Jakob Nowell may be in the cards. “We’re patiently waiting and doing the right thing,” said Regime Music Group’s Kevin Zinger, who has been hired to manage Sublime’s business assets. “If the vibe’s there, the vibe’s there.”
Before Sublime With Rome call it quits, they will honor their 2024 concert commitments. As of now, they have a handful of dates scheduled for February and April, with tickets available here.
Watch the video for Sublime With Rome’s recent single “Tangerine Skies” below.
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