Both bands have played San Diego in the last year, but not together. Sublime With Rome played two nights at House of Blues in January, while the Offspring returned to the X-Fest stage in summer 2016.
In 2015, frontman Rome Ramirez -- who joined Sublime With Rome in 2009 when he was just 20 years old, filling in on vocals after the death of beloved original Sublime member Bradley Nowell in 1996 -- spoke with SoundDiego’s Dustin Lothspeich at length about his role in the iconic band and what it was like performing with a group who he’d idolized as a kid. “It’s mind-blowing to me,” Ramirez said, “to know that if you look up Sublime or want to know about Sublime’s history, that I’m going to be a part of that. And for a kid who grew up listening to the band, it’s the craziest thing in the world.”
Tickets for the Live Nation event range from $19.50 to $49.50 before taxes and fees and go on sale to the public on Friday, March 17, at 10 a.m. local time, when they can be purchased at Ticketmaster. A special pre-sale for fans begins Tuesday, March 14, also at 10 a.m. For information on the presale, visit the bands’ sites.