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Rome Unveils Solo Debut; "DEDICATION" EP Sees Sublime With Rome Frontman/Songwriter Collaborating With Wide Range of Studio Heavyweights; First Single, "Dedication," Debuts Today on RollingStone.com; The "DEDICATION" EP Drops on June 12th


May 30, 2012 - NEW YORK, NY

Fueled By Ramen recording artist Rome has announced details of his much-anticipated debut EP. "DEDICATION" will be available via all leading digital retailers on June 12th.

The "DEDICATION" 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. "Dedication" 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 "Dedication" is currently in production and will debut later this summer.

"DEDICATION" 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). Rome'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 "DEDICATION" at his live solo debut, slated for June 21st at Vans Warped Tour 2012 in Irvine's Orange County Great Park. From there, Rome will reteam with Sublime with Rome for an eagerly awaited summer tour (see itinerary below). 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. Rome's first major performance as the frontman for Sublime with Rome came in October 2009 at Cypress Hill'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 Heads' #1 single "Lay Me Down." In 2011, Sublime with Rome released "YOURS TRULY," the band's first full length album in over a decade. Produced by Paul Leary, "YOURS TRULY" 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 he'd written over the past few years. First single "Panic" was a top 5 Modern Rock hit, and was followed by "Take It Or Leave It" which garnered cross-country radio airplay.

For more information, please visit www.romemusica.com, www.facebook.com/romemusica, www.twitter.com/romemusica, www.fueledbyramen.com.

(TOUR ITINERARY BELOW)

SUBLIME WITH ROME
Headlining Tour 2012
*Solo Rome Performance
For lineup details for each date, please visit http://sublimewithrome.com/tour.



JUNE
1 Oklahoma City, OK Zoo Amphitheatre
2 Kansas City, MO Buzz Beach Ball 2012
8 Fairbanks, AK The Blue Loon
9 Anchorage, AK Chilikoot Charlie's
16 Montebello, QC D-Tox Rockfest @ Montebello Marina
21 Irvine, CA Vans Warped Tour 2012*
23 St. Paul, MN River's Edge Music Festival

JULY
8 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest
10 Lewiston, NY Artpark
11 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
12 Chicago, IL Charter One Pavilion
13 Columbus, OH LC Pavilion
16 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street Amphitheater
17 San Antonio, TX Sunken Garden Theater
18 El Paso, TX Speaking Rock Entertainment Center
21 Las Vegas, NV The Beach @ Mandalay Bay
22 Berkeley, CA The Greek Theatre
24 San Luis Obispo, CA Avila Beach Resort
26 Stateline, NV MontBeau Resort Casino & Spa
27 San Diego, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
28 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

AUGUST
4 Bethlehem, PA Musikfest 2012 @ PNC Plaza
7 Ridgefield, WA Amphitheater @ Clark County Fair
8 Roseburg, OR Douglas County Fair
10 Billings, MT Montana Fair
12 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
14 Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
15 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
16 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
18 Toronto, ON Fort York Commons
19 Hartford, CT The Comcast Theatre
20 Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion
21 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
23 Gilford, NH MeadowBrook
24 Brooklyn, NY Williamsburg Park
25 Philadelphia, PA Hemp Heals Music Festival @ Penns Landing
29 Atlanta, GA Masquerade Music Park
30 St. Augustine, FL St. Augustine Amphitheatre
31 Boca Raton, FL Sunset Cove Amphitheatre

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Contacts:

Glenn Fukushima (National):
818.238.6833
glenn.fukushima@atlanticrecords.com

Ross Anderson (Online/Tour):
212.707.3066
ross.anderson@atlanticrecords.com

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