Sublime With Rome Returns For 2 Nights In St. Augustine
Alternative rock reggae favorites Sublime With Rome return to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre for two nights on Thursday, July 25 and Friday, July 26, 2019 along with special guests Michael Franti and Spearhead, Common Kings and Seranation! Last time they came to St. Augustine they sold out the place, this time fans who couldn’t get a ticket last time will have a chance to go to either one of their shows.
The wait is over! Sublime with Rome returned long at last with new music in 2018 to complement their first two album releases, Sirens, the 2015 effervescent follow up to the band's 2011 debut release Yours Truly. “Wicked Heart” was the first single out late July of 2018 off their yet untitled upcoming album to come out sometime this spring. "We had more time, we know each other better now, and we're even better musicians," said Rome Ramirez, who was just 20-years-old when he embarked on this journey.
With Sublime bassist and co-founder Eric Wilson anchoring the group, Sublime with Rome are armed with a new album that makes a real statement... their statement. Produced by Rob Cavallo, who has worked with Green Day, My Chemical Romance, Linkiin Park and many more, the latest release is an expression of three musicians who truly get each other and who communicate seamlessly through their instruments. The luxury of time had a huge impact on their approach to this all-important release, especially since the band went into the studio without any demos or songs ready to go! That might sound terrifying to some musicians, but Sublime with Rome were invigorated by the situation. "We didn't have any songs in our pockets," the frontman said, confessing that while he liked the spontaneity, it also lit a fire under them. "We showed up to this big studio and we had nothing, so we had to make it grassroots. It felt refreshing to make things on the fly. It really came together with all of us in the room and we loved the result."
Michael Franti believes that the great battle taking place in the world today is between cynicism and optimism because he feels it in himself. So he made an album to remind himself, and anyone else who’s listening, that there is still good in the world and that it is worth fighting for. The album Stay Human Vol. II, which is an accompaniment to the film Stay Human, is all about how we hold on to our humanity in the challenging times we are living in today, and features 14 uplifting, life-affirming songs that, at their core, are about being your authentic self and standing up for the greater good. “It’s a constant battle for me to stay on the side that believes your goodness will always win, and that there’s goodness within each person,” Franti says. “Sometimes it’s hard to really hold onto that as my moral compass, but I really do believe in that.” Stay Human features “heroic everyday people” whose stories have inspired the singer, activist and yoga practitioner during his travels around the world.
Common Kings’ style and music is a collection of inspirations orchestrated into an array of head rocking beats, feel good vibes, and emotional fever. Their crazy, fun-loving attitude compliments Common Kings’ live sound, producing phenomenal pop hits with rock, reggae, and R&B influences. These influences originate from each band members love for various genres, and widespread knowledge of music. The majority of Common Kings were born in the South Pacific, and raised in Orange County, California. Growing up with households full of colorful personality and vibrant passions for music, Common Kings’ members naturally grew up forming individual musical paths.
Gates 4:00PM | Starts 5:00PM
4:00 pm – Doors
5:00 pm – Seranation
5:45 pm – Common Kings
6:45 pm – Michael Franti and Spearhead
8:05 pm – Sublime with Rome
**please note - the above set times are subject to change**
$53.00 – General Admission Standing Pit, Level 100 and Level 200
$43.00 – Level 300
$33.00 – Obstructed View
Tickets are on sale NOW! Hurry and get them, THESE SHOWS WILL SELL OUT!!!