It’s been nearly two decades since Sublime lead singer Bradley Nowell passed away of a heroin overdose shortly before his band’s major label self-titled release and its subsequent super-stardom.
But with a catalog of songs like “What I Got,” “Santeria” and “Wrong Way,” the music was sure to live on.
Back in 2009, in stepped Sublime bassist Eric Wilson, who joined forces with original Sublime drummer Bud Gaugh and the young but charismatic vocalist and guitarist Rome Ramirez, forming the new group called Sublime with Rome.
Playing a mix of classic Sublime songs, along with originals from their 2011 Yours Truly and the newly-released Sirens, Sublime with Rome does not go out of its way to play note-for-note the songs that blasted the airwaves of alternative rock stations (and are still regularly heard today). Instead, they’ve taken the direction to re-imagine Nowell’s classic lyrics and distinct voice.
Now joined by Josh Freese of The Vandals and Devo on drums, Sublime with Rome performs at the Lancaster County Convention Center’s Freedom Hall on November 18 at 7 p.m. Tickets go on sale this Friday, September 11 at 10 a.m. and cost $32.50. Go to the Chameleon Club’s website for more information.