Hailing from Nebraska, 311 is a stalwart of the alternative metal scene that emerged in the late '80s
and early '90s. The band's robust endurance has evolved with each album release. Not only have the band members become personally
tighter over the years, but their music has grown more solid as well.
You can catch 311 at top-drawer venues like the
House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; The Tabernacle in Atlanta, Georgia; Sunset Cove Amphitheater in Boca
Raton, Florida; Soul Kitchen in Mobile, Alabama; ACL Live at The Moody Theater in Austin, Texas; Bayou Music Center in Houston,
Texas; The South Side Ballroom in Dallas, Texas; Rialto Theatre in Tucson, Arizona; Pacific Amphitheater in Costa Mesa, California;
Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, Colorado; Val Air Ballroom in West Des Moines, Iowa; Wisconsin State Fair Park in West Allis,
Wisconsin; Mill City Nights in Minneapolis, Minnesota; USANA Amphitheatre in West Valley City, Utah; and more! Keep tabs on
all of 311's extraordinary live shows, and sign up for event updates through StubHub now!
of the members of 311, Tim Mahoney, Nick Hexum, P-Nut, Chad Sexton and SA Martinez were raised in Omaha, Nebraska, in the
'70s. In high school, Mahoney and Hexum were in the lineup of a band called, The Ed's. Hexum and Sexton were additionally
part of the high school concert jazz band. When he was just 17, Hexum was able to graduate from high school early. He trekked
to L.A. to chase his dream of becoming a musician. Hexum made a trip back to Omaha for Sexton and Mahoney's graduation. While
he was there, the three of them gigged together and had an epiphany. They came to the realization that their musical chemistry
was undeniable. Once keyboardist Ward Bones was enlisted, they coined themselves Unity. By the time 1988 came to a close,
Sexton, Hexum and Bones all became Los Angeles transplants to pursue a record deal. Disheartened by the L.A. music scene,
Sexton returned to Omaha. He picked up where he left off with his music and started performing with P-Nut and Jim Watson,
a guitarist. Eventually, Sexton convinced Hexum to return to Nebraska to join them. In the early summer of 1990, 311 opened
A year later, Mahoney came aboard as lead guitarist, and Jim Watson left the group. At around the same time,
Martinez was enlisted as a full-fledged member. 311 was now complete. They issued three independent albums in 1990-1991 under
What Have You Records, which was their own label. Along with their energetic live concerts, Dammit, Hydroponic and Unity put
them on the map in the Midwest. The band always had their sights on the West Coast and decided to move in together. All of
them shared a house in Van Nuys, California, and went through extremely rough times financially. Their saving grace was when
they inked a deal with Capricorn Records. Music arrived in early 1993.
To support the album, they set out on the road.
They ran into some bad luck when practically everything they owned was ruined because their touring RV went up in flames.
Thankfully, the band members escaped virtually unharmed. With support and equipment donations from friends, family and fans,
the band soldiered on. Remarkably, they only cancelled one appearance. In 1994, Grassroots dropped. By the time this sophomore
effort arrived, the band was sticking to a rigorous tour schedule nationwide. Since they spent every waking moment on the
road, they moved out of their Van Nuys home and lived on the road full-time. The group dedicated all of their time to fine-tuning
their stage show, and their efforts paid off as proven by the loyal fan base they cultivated across the nation. In the summer
of 1995, they released their eponymous CD. Their breakthrough moment came a year later when the media stood up and paid attention.
After it became apparent that 311's fan base had magnified considerably, radio stations began to spin songs like "Down" and
"All Mixed Up."
The years that followed featured even more hit albums and some phenomenal tours. The band heated up
the stage with their coast-to-coast Unity Tour in 2008, sharing the spotlight with Snoop Dogg. Two years later, they toured
with Offspring. The 2010 tour was marked by a performance for a sellout crowd in Las Vegas. And, in 2011, 311 put on a 311
Caribbean Cruise. Venturing from Miami to Turks & Caicos, the five-day excursion drew 3,000 fans!
to keep up with an exhaustive tour schedule to date, and you can be sure to catch them at a venue near you!
Since the band's inception in the late '80s, 311 has cut one live album, four compilation albums, 13 studio
albums, five EPs, seven video albums, 33 singles and 24 live concerts on their album Live. Their 1995 eponymous studio album
311 claimed platinum status three times. Their other studio albums include: Dammit! (1990); Unity (1991); Music (1993); Grassroots
(1994); 311 (1995); Transistor (1997); Soundsystem (1999); From Chaos (2001); Evolver (2003); Don't Tread on Me (2005); Uplifter
(2009); Universal Pulse (2011); and Stereolithic (2014).
Did you know that 311 declared their
own unofficial holiday in their honor? Yes, it's true! They started with March 11, 2000. The date is symbolic of their band's
name when it is written as 3/11. Fans can expect an extended show every other year on that date.
If you're looking for a live show that has it all – electricity, emotion and power – look no
further than seeing 311 live! Still rockin' hard like they did over two decades ago, 311 consistently delivers a solid live
performance that will have you on your feet! 311 is also one of those bands that you see live where you feel like you have
a strong connection with – something that doesn't come around every day, so make sure you catch one of their shows when
they head to your hometown!