Rome Unveils Solo Debut; The "Dedication" EP Drops on June 12th! May 30 2012
ROME UNVEILS SOLO DEBUT;
Ă˘€śDEDICATIONĂ˘€ť EP SEES SUBLIME WITH ROME FRONTMAN/SONGWRITER
COLLABORATING WITH WIDE RANGE OF STUDIO HEAVYWEIGHTS;
FIRST SINGLE, Ă˘€śDEDICATION,Ă˘€ť DEBUTS TODAY ON ROLLINGSTONE.COM;
THE Ă˘€śDEDICATIONĂ˘€ť EP DROPS ON JUNE 12TH
Fueled By Ramen recording artist Rome has announced details of his much-anticipated debut EP. Ă˘€śDEDICATIONĂ˘€ť will be available via all leading digital retailers on June 12th.
The Ă˘€śDEDICATIONĂ˘€ť EP is highlighted by the exhilarating title track, which Rome co-wrote with Nate Ruess of fun. and Jeff Bhasker (fun., Kanye West, Jay-Z), who also produced the song. Ă˘€śDedicationĂ˘€ť is making its worldwide debut today, exclusively via www.RollingStone.com (http://bit.ly/JLBIVT) and will impact alternative radio June 5th. The companion video for Ă˘€śDedicationĂ˘€ť is currently in production and will debut later this summer.
Ă˘€śDEDICATIONĂ˘€ť also includes songs produced and co-written by such studio superstars as Benny Blanco (Maroon 5, Ke$ha, Wiz Khalifa), Dave Bassett (Shinedown, Halestorm), Robopop (Gym Class Heroes, Lana Del Rey), and The Futuristics (The Lonely Island Feat. Justin Timberlake & Lady Gaga). RomeĂ˘€™s full length debut album is expected out later this year.
"I've been working on my solo material for almost a year now and I'm so excited to share some of the songs. This EP is a taste of my forthcoming album, and just a huge step for me creatively. I can't wait for everyone to hear it."
Best known as the lead singer of Sublime with Rome, the California-based artist will premiere tracks from Ă˘€śDEDICATIONĂ˘€ť at his live solo debut, slated for June 21st at Vans Warped Tour 2012 in IrvineĂ˘€™s Orange County Great Park. From there, Rome will reteam with Sublime with Rome for an eagerly awaited summer tour (see attached itinerary). The North American trek will see the legendary ska-punk combo supported by a rotating lineup of like-minded artists, including Cypress Hill, Matisyahu, Pepper, HB Surround Sound, and The Dirty Heads. For complete details, including pre-sale ticket information, please see http://sublimewithrome.com/tour.
California born and bred singer/songwriter Rome Ramirez first began playing guitar at age 11, and, almost prophetically, many of the first songs he learned were by the famed ska punk band Sublime. Through his teenage years, Rome honed his musical chops and songwriting skills, and, in 2009, met Sublime co-founder/bassist Eric Wilson who was recording at the same studio. What started out as a jam session developed into a friendship and creative bond. RomeĂ˘€™s first major performance as the frontman for Sublime with Rome came in October 2009 at Cypress HillĂ˘€™s annual Smokeout Festival in front of 20,000 fans. The following year, Rome co-wrote and provided guest vocals on SoCal reggae rock band The Dirty HeadsĂ˘€™ #1 single Ă˘€śLay Me Down.Ă˘€ť In 2011, Sublime with Rome released Ă˘€śYOURS TRULY,Ă˘€ť the bandĂ˘€™s first full length album in over a decade. Produced by Paul Leary, Ă˘€śYOURS TRULYĂ˘€ť simultaneously picked up where Sublime had left off and took their artistic vision to the next level, thanks to the fresh infusion of energy from Rome, who brought in lyrics, melodies, and music heĂ˘€™d written over the past few years. First single Ă˘€śPanicĂ˘€ť was a top 5 Modern Rock hit, and was followed by Ă˘€śTake It Or Leave ItĂ˘€ť which garnered cross-country radio airplay.