Concert Review: Sublime With Rome, The Offspring, & The Menzingers In Mountain View, CA

Last night (September 27), I attended the Sublime With Rome, The Offspring, and The Menzingers concert at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA, and it was an awesome show.

The Menzingers opened up the show with a cool set. The Pennsylvanian natives were a good opening act, and it was worth getting there early to see the group. A highlight from their set was “I Don’t Wanna Be An Asshole Anymore.”

Then it was time for The Offspring, the main reason I attended the show. The punk rockers kicked off their set by blasting into “You’re Gonna Go Far, Kid.” After that, it was just hit after hit. In fact, the group played nearly every song on their greatest hits album, along with a few extra tracks thrown in. The group were very energetic and were able to keep the crowd dancing and singing along the entire time. Frontman Dexter Holland’s humorous stage banter helped keep things interesting as well. Highlights from their set included: “Want You Bad,” “Pretty Fly (For A White Guy),” “The Kids Aren’t Alright,” and “Self Esteem.”

After The Offspring, Sublime With Rome took the stage. Admittedly, I was unsure about watching Sublime songs performed live without the late Bradley Nowell, but the group put on a great show. Rome Ramirez’s vocals worked well with the reggae infused rock tracks the band was known for, and it was interesting to see his take on them. The band opened with “Date Rape” and followed that up with numerous other classics, along with a couple of Sublime With Rome originals like “Murdera.” All in all, their set was entertaining and helped keep Nowell’s music alive in a sense. Highlights included: “Doin’ Time,” “What I Got,” which featured a guest spot from Noodles (The Offspring), and “Santeria.”

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The Offspring & Sublime With Rome Officially Announce 2017 Tour

The Offspring and Sublime With Rome have officially announced their 2017 tour together. Check out the dates below.

Tour Dates:

07/06 – Airway Heights, Wash @ Northern Quest Resort & Casino (**tickets on sale April 1)
07/07 – Abbotsford, British Columbia @ Abbotsford Centre
07/08 – Penticton, British Columbia @ South Okanagan Events Centre
07/10 – Calgary, Alberta @ Cowboys Stampede
07/11 – Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan @ Mosaic Place
07/12 – Winnipeg, Manitoba @ RBC Convention Centre
07/14 – Sudbury, Ontario @ Sudbury Arena
07/15 – London, Ontario @ Rock The Park Music Festival
09/08 – Chicago, Ill. @ Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
09/09 – Sterling Heights, Mich. @ Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
09/12 – Holmdel, N.J. @ PNC Bank Arts Center
09/14 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing
09/15 – Boston, Mass. @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
09/16 – Wantagh, N.Y. @ Norhwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
09/19 – Rogers, Ark. @ Walmart AMP
09/21 – The Woodlands, Texas @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
09/26 – Chula Vista, Calif. @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
09/27 – Mountain View, Calif. @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
09/29 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
09/30 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ USANA Amphitheatre

Initial Dates Revealed For 2017 The Offspring & Sublime With Rome Tour

The Offspring and Sublime With Rome will be heading out on tour together this summer. You can see the first set of dates for that below. These shows will be part of Live Nation’s Ticket To Rock promotion.

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Tour Dates:

07/14 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Pavilion
07/18 Boston, MA – Xfinity Center
07/19 Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Amphitheatre
07/20 Philadelphia, PA – BB&T Pavilion & Festival Pier
07/22 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
07/23 Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
07/27 Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Theatre
08/04 Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell P avilion
08/06 Dallas, TX – Starplex Pavilion
08/16 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre