A New Chapter: Jakob Nowell Leads Sublime Set At Coachella

Watch the trio perform “Garden Grove,” “Badfish” and “Santeria.”

By Scott Bernstein Apr 15, 2024 9:44 am PDT

The reunited Sublime lineup featuring late frontman Bradley Nowell’s son Jakob joined by original members bassist Eric Wilson and drummer Bud Gaugh took the stage at Coachella on Saturday for their first public performance since the new formation was announced. The trio previously played eight songs at a benefit concert in Los Angeles last December.

28-year-old Jakob Nowell led Wilson and Gaugh through a 14-song, 50-minute set during the first of two weekends of the festival in Indio, California. Jakob utilized his father’s custom guitar at Coachella and Gaugh performed on his signature green drum kit. The band rolled through a bevy of beloved favorites including “What I Got,” “Santeria,” “Badfish” and “Pawn Shop.”

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Sublime disbanded in 1996 after Bradley Nowell died of an overdose at age 28, Jakob’s present age. Gaugh and Wilson recruited vocalist Rome Ramirez to form Sublime with Rome in 2009. Bud Gaugh left the trio in 2011. Sublime With Rome are currently in the midst of a farewell tour, though Eric Wilson is not participating.

Jakob Nowell, Eric Wilson and Bud Gaugh kicked off their Saturday afternoon set at Coachella with “April 29, 1992 (Miami),” one of eight songs from Sublime’s self-titled 1996 album to make the setlist. In addition to Sublime originals, the three-piece also offered a cover of Bob Marley’s “Jailhouse.”

The Sublime lineup fronted by Jakob Nowell have several festival appearances coming in the months ahead. “I love you dad, thank you” Jakob told the crowd following the “Santeria” finale. “I love each one of you guys.”

Watch pro-shot footage of three songs from Sublime’s Saturday evening set at Coachella below:


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Setlist

Sublime
  • April 29, 1992 (Miami)
  • Garden Grove
  • Wrong Way
  • Same in the End
  • STP
  • Pawn Shop
  • What I Got
  • Greatest-Hits
  • Date Rape
  • Badfish
  • Jailhouse
  • Romeo
  • Doin' Time
  • Santeria
Setlist data setlist.fm.
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