311 was formed in 1990 in Omaha, Nebraska by singer/guitarist Nick Hexum, singer S.A. Martinez, guitarist Tim Mahoney, drummer Chad Sexton and bassist P-Nut. The band now resides in Southern California.
311 mix rock, rap, reggae and funk into their own unique hybrid sound – and have developed a reputation as one of the most entertaining & dynamic live bands in the US.
311 recently released their 12th studio album, MOSAIC, on June 23 in advance of their 2017 Summer Tour (40 shows, June 22 – Aug 20 and Fall Tour, Oct 7 – Nov 4). The 17-song album debuted at #6 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart, marking the band’s 10th consecutive Top 10 album.
The new album was released by BMG – and was produced by John Feldmann (Blink 182, Panic at the Disco,
The Used etc.) and Scotch Ralston (who produced 311’s Transistor, Soundsystem & Stereolithic albums).
The band’s previous album, STEREOLITHIC, also debuted at #6 on the Top 200 Album Chart.
311 have released twelve studio albums, two greatest hits albums, two live albums, three DVD’s and a boxed-set – and have sold over 9 million copies in the U.S. Their last ten albums reached the Top 10 on Billboard’s Top 200 Sales Chart – and nine of their singles have reached the Top 10 on Billboard’s Alternative Radio Chart (including three #1 singles Down, Love Song & Don’t Tread On Me – along with Amber, All Mixed Up, Come Original, Creatures For Awhile, Hey You and Sunset in July).
In celebration of 25 years as a band, 311 released the 311 ARCHIVE boxed-set in June 2015 – featuring 4 CD’s (81 tracks of B-sides, bonus tracks, pre-production recordings and demos from 1992-2014) plus a 60-page book of rare photos and memorabilia.
Summer Tour 2017 will be 311’s 18th consecutive summer headlining the US. 311’s celebratory live shows & incessant touring schedule have earned them a massive grassroots following nationwide. 311’s annual summer headlining run, Unity Tour, has become one of the most anticipated concerts of the summer. Support acts on previous 311 Unity Tours have included Sublime with Rome, The Offspring, Snoop Dogg, Slightly Stoopid, Cypress Hill, The Roots, Matisyahu and Ziggy Marley.
311 Day & 311 Caribbean Cruise:
311 has also made a major splash with their special events – 311 Day & 311 Caribbean Cruise. Every other year, 311 play an arena show on March 11th (“311 DAY”) – that attracts 311′s biggest fans from around the world. Billed as “the ultimate 311 concert experience,” the show includes an extended setlist of hits, rarities & covers – and state-of-the-art production. 311 Day typically attracts over 10,000 fans (from all 50 U.S. States & 15+ countries) – and March 11th is now considered a holiday to 311 fans around the globe.
311 Caribbean Cruise has sailed on 5 adventures to date; Cozumel (2017), Jamaica (2015), Bahamas (2013 & 2012), Turks & Caicos (2011) – and in March 2017, 311 Caribbean Cruise heads to Cozumel. The 4 night adventure aboard a luxury Norwegian Cruise Lines ship sees some 3,000 passionate 311 fans from around the world take to the sea, with 311 playing 3 shows along the way, plus other support bands, DJs and comedians.
311 Amber Ale:
311 have partnered w/ Rock Brothers Brewing & Nebraska Brewing on their own beer – 311 Amber Ale. The beer is on draft in select markets. Cans launched March 2017 – via online ordering & at select retailers.