Saturday, September 12, 2009

311 Announces Fall / Winter Dates

311 will be hitting the road this fall in support of their new record, Uplifter, which was released in June.

The fall and winter run will kick off November 11 at the Pechanga Theatre in Temecula, California, and will feature openers State Radio, Kottonmouth Kings and Slightly Stoopid.

The tour is currently scheduled to end on December 6 in Houston.

Uplifter gave 311 their best-ever chart showing, debuting at number three on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. The new record is the multi-platinum group's first in three years and was produced by famed hard rock producer Bob Rock, who is known for his work with groups like Metallica and Bon Jovi.

Friday, September 11, 2009

311 Maps Fall Headlining Tour (Ultimate-Guitar)

Alt-rockers 311 will head out on the road late this year for a run of headlining dates in support of the band's most recent album, "Uplifter."

The group kicks off the outing Nov. 11 in Temecula, CA, east of Los Angeles, and will hit 19 cities on the trek, which concludes Dec. 8 in Austin, TX.

Opening acts will include State Radio and Kottonmouth Kings, along with one show (11/21 in Atlantic City, NJ) with Slightly Stoopid. Full details on opening acts and additional ticketing information can be found at the band's website.

"Uplifter," the 311's ninth album, surfaced in June. The set was produced by hard-rock veteran Bob Rock (Metallica, Motley Crue), which resulted in a louder direction for the band's latest effort, according to guitarist/vocalist Nick Hexum.

"It evolved that way [toward a more aggressive sound], but it wasn't pushed," Hexum told LiveDaily earlier this year. "Early on, there was a batch of songs where we thought, 'This is going to be our most heavy album to date.' He loved our reggae stuff, but we found a way to merge the heavy side with the funky reggae side, which I think 'Hey You' does pretty well.

"I realized after we were done that not a lot of bands can get away with putting this many styles on an album."

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

311 to perform in Nov. (OMAHA WORLD-HERALD)

Hometown heroes 311 will be swinging through town once again.

One of the most successful to come out of Omaha, 311 will perform with openers Kottonmouth Kings on Nov. 14 at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, according to the band’s Web site.

Tickets to the show will go on sale Sept. 19 through Ticketmaster. Ticket prices have not yet been released.

The band’s ninth studio album, “Uplifter,” is its highest-charting record to date, hitting No. 3 on the Billboard charts after its June release.

After growing up in Omaha, band members left for Los Angeles in the 1990s. 311’s popularity blew up with the release of its self-titled album in 1995, which went on to sell more than 3 million copies.