Rome & Duddy are coming to the Outer Banks

By on January 31, 2024


VusicOBX is excited to announce – ROME & DUDDY TOUR 2024 Live in Concert at the historic Pioneer Theater – Friday March 8th – Doors 6:30 – THIS IS A LIMITED ASSIGNED SEAT EVENT, Tickets go on sale 2/2 at 10am via

  • Friday March 8th 2024
  • Doors: 6:30pm
  • Show: 7:30pm
  • The Pioneer Theater
  • 115 Budleigh St., Manteo

Over 15 years of sharing stages and studios with each other’s massively beloved bands, Sublime with Rome’s Rome Ramirez and Dirty Heads’ Dustin Bushnell AKA Duddy B have forged the kind of creative chemistry that often leads to unexpected magic.

The first song the duo ever wrote together, Dirty Heads’ 2010 smash hit “Lay Me Down” featured a soulful vocal performance from Ramirez. This song quickly made history as the first track from an indie label to reach #1 on Billboard’s Rock Songs chart, in addition to holding steady as number one on the Alternative Songs chart for 11 weeks.

Soon after wrapping up the hugely successful Rome & Duddy Friends & Family Acoustic Tour—a 2019/2020 co-headlining run cut short by Covid—the two California-bred musicians holed up in a cabin in the woods of Idyllwild and began teasing out new songs, tapping into such eclectic inspirations as Peter Tosh, Dr. John, and the cosmic country of the Flying Burrito Brothers. The result: a one-of-a-kind new project that matches the rootsy simplicity and true-to-life storytelling of Americana with the hypnotic rhythms and breezy guitar tones of reggae, arriving at a bold and timeless sound all their own. “Both of us make music because that’s what makes us happy—it’s the oxygen in our lungs,” says Ramirez. “I hope when people hear these songs it gives that same kind of happiness, the feeling of being with family and friends and just enjoying that time together.

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