311 To Launch Summer Unity Tour With The Offspring, Pepper
311 launch their annual Summer Unity Tour June 24th in Columbus, Ohio. The alternative band that rose to prominence in the 1990’s is still supporting their 2009 opus, which is also their highest charting album (#3), Uplifter.
Prior to their Columbus show, 311 tickets will be available for a pair of concerts in Alaska.
On June 18, 311 will rock Fairbanks at a venue called the Blue Loon. If you think that’s an awesome name just wait for their next show. On June 19 in Anchorage the boys are scheduled to play at the Moose’s Tooth Pub.
You only find names like the Blue Loon and the Moose’s Tooth Pub above the 49th parallel.
Past Unity Tours
Summer Unity Tour 2010 – The Offspring and Pepper
Summer Unity Tour 2009 – Ziggy Marley and The Expendables
Summer Unity Tour 2008 – Snoop Dogg and Fiction Plane
Summer Unity Tour 2007 – Matisyahu and The Dirty Heads
Summer Unity Tour 2006 – Pepper and The Wailers
Starting June 29th in Chicago, 311 are joined by the punk rock band The Offspring and Hawaiian reggae-rock trio, Pepper.
The three bands will make about 18 stops in June and July, mostly at amphitheatres.
Highlights of the Summer Unity tour include a July 13 show at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia; a July 17 concert at the Aaron’s Amphitheatre in Atlanta; and a July 20 performance the famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado.
The Offspring are currently working on the follow-up to their 2008 opus Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace. They will take a break from recording to join 311 on tour.
Meanwhile, Pepper hasn’t released anything new since 2008’s Pink Crustaceans and Good Vibrations.
Omaha Sessions (1998)
From Chaos (2001)
Don’t Tread on Me (2005)
311, pronounced three-eleven (three-one-one is the number for local information), formed in Omaha, Nebraska in 1988. Since 1995, the band has placed all seven of its studio albums inside the top 15 of the Billboard 200.
Meanwhile, the band has never charted a single higher than 36 on the Billboard Hot 100, but they have scored two number ones on the U.S. alternative charts: 1996’s”Down” and 2004’s “Love Song.”
311 are generally regarded as an alternative band but their eclectic sound has veered into all types of music, everything from rap to jazz fusion.
The band consists of Nick Hexum (vocals and rhythm guitar), Doug “SA” Martinez (vocals and turntables), Tim Mahoney (lead guitar), Aaron “P-Nut” Wills (bass guitar), and Chad Sexton (drums).
June 18… Fairbanks, AK – The Blue Loon
June 19… Anchorage, AK – Moose’s Tooth
June 24… Columbus, OH – Lifestyles Community Pavilion
June 25… Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest
June 26… Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
June 29… Chicago, IL – Charter One Pavilion
June 30… Cleveland, OH – Time Warner Cable Amphitheatre
July 2… Maryland Heights, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
July 3… Bonner Springs, KS – Capitol Federal Park
July 5… Saint Paul, MN – Taste of Minnesota
July 7… Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 9… Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
July 10… Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
July 11… Mansfield, MA – Comcast Center
July 13… Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier
July 14… Virginia Beach, VA – Virginia Beach Amphitheater
July 16… Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
July 17… Atlanta, GA – Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
July 18… Memphis, TN – Mud Island Amphitheatre
July 20… Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
July 21… Salt Lake City, UT – Usana Amphitheatre
June 23… Pasa Robles, CA – Mid-State Fair
July 24… Irvine, CA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
July 25… Chula Vista, CA – Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre