Rome Ramirez, lead singer and guitarist from Sublime with Rome and Duddy, vocalist and guitarist of Dirty Heads, have joined together to form the duo Rome & Duddy. They have announced a winter 2020 tour called ‘The Friends and Family Tour,’ set to kick off in Albuquerque, New Mexico February 26. Among the 15 stops will be a performance at the Showroom at Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona on March 14. Opening for them on select dates will be Micah Brown, vocalist and guitarist of the sunshine reggae group Iration.
In celebration of the tour, the duo released their version of the Van Morrison song “And It Stoned Me” on Valentine’s Day to give the fans a taste of what is to come on.
For the intimate and acoustic show, fans will not only hear raw versions of previously recorded material, including fan-favorites from Sublime with Rome and Dirty Heads, but also material that has spawned from the Rome & Duddy project.
After Rome and Dirty Heads released “Lay Me Down” in 2008 the Rome & Duddy project was born. “Lay Me Down” went on the make history as it reached #1 on Billboard’s Rock Songs Chart, the first time a song from a independent label would hold this spot. It remained on the alternative charts for 11 weeks and earned a gold record RIAA certification.
“The friends and family tour is to celebrate me and Duddy knowing each other for over 10 years. We both got our starts performing with the acoustic guitar and our voice. That’s it. We just wanted to get together and bring it to the fans. Really broken down and will play some new stuff we have cooking up. Hopefully, we’ll be able to expand on this and bring other singers from bands who may want to come out on the road and do this every year with us,” comments Rome.
Tickets are on sale now with entry VIP packages to include early entry to the show, exclusive show t-shirts, posters, and up-graded VIP packages will also include meet and greets with Rome and Duddy, and collectible VIP laminate. VIP packages are on-sale now, available here.
ROME & DUDDY TOUR DATES
Feb. 26 – Sister Bar – Albuquerque, NM
Feb. 28 – Voodoo Lounge – Kansas City, MO
Feb. 29 – Tower Theatre – Oklahoma City, OK
March 2 – Pub Station – Billings, MT*
March 3 – Fargo Theatre – Fargo, ND*
March 6 – Palace Theatre – Greensburg, PA*
March 8 – The VETS – Providence, RI*
March 10 – Rams Head Live – Annapolis, MD*
March 12 – Cabot – Beverly, MA*
March 13 – Bergen PAC – Englewood, NJ*
March 14 – Showroom at Turning Stone Resort & Casino – Verona, NY*
March 15 – Pickle Barrel @ Killington Ski Resort – Killington, VT*
March 17 – Charleston Music Hall – Charleston, SC*
March 18 – Carolina Theatre – Durham, NC*
March 19 – CMA Theatre – Nashville, TN*
*with Micah Brown