311 has been entertaining fans since the mid-1990s, and they're ready to embark on yet another tour
that will take them all over the United States this spring. 311 will kick off their tour in early May when they take the stage
at Pieres in Fort Wayne, IN, which is sure to be a thrill for all of those 311 fans in the Hoosier State. Other stops on the
tour include gigs in Louisville, KY and Santa Barbara, CA, to name a few. The group will wrap it up at the end of May with
a show in Reno, NV at the Silver Legacy Casino. This group knows how to put on a fantastic show, as they are veterans of the
stage by now. You can be there to enjoy all this band has to offer when you head out to a concert.
was the first record label to sign the band 311?
The answer is Capricorn Records, which signed the band in 1992. Prior
to that, 311 had released some albums independently, but released 1993's Music on Capricorn as their first major effort. This
signing paved the way for the immense popularity that the group would go on to experience.
About the Artist
band that is pronounced "three-eleven," started in the late 1980s by vocalist and guitarist Nick Hexum, lead guitarist Jim
Watson, bassist Aaron "P-Nut" Wills and drummer Chad Sexton. Doug "SA" Martinez joined the group in 1992 to provide another
layer of vocals and turntables for the band's later albums. The inspiration for the band's name came from the police code
number in Omaha, Nebraska for indecent exposure. The original guitarist was arrested for streaking. The members grew up together
in Omaha, Nebraska and went several of them went to high school together.
Founding 311 band member, Nick Hexum graduated
from high school a year before his friends and tried his luck in Los Angeles as a professional musician. He returned a year
later to his hometown to watch his friends graduate from high school. When the graduation was over, the friends began jamming
together. They realized that they had a special musical chemistry. Hexum, Chad Sexton and a keyboardist named Ward Bones moved
to LA and tried to get a recording contract under the name "Unity." The LA scene proved disappointing, and the band members
returned home. The original band members began jamming with P-Nut and SA Martinez and they formed a new group. They played
their first gig at Fugazi in 1990 and later that year the band released three independent records—Dammit, Hydroponic
and Unity. They soon established a devoted following in the Midwest, and decided to take their act to the West Coast.
the early 1990s, they began to gain a serious grassroots following. They put all of their energy into their live show and
literally lived on the road. Their next several albums were hugely popular, with their 1996 song "Down" earning a No. 1 spot
on the Billboard Modern Rock Chart. Since then the band has sold more than 8 million records and had several chart-topping
hits. Now, they are back on tour and bringing their signature sound to their devoted fans. And those die-hard fans will be
clamoring to find seats anywhere they can to enjoy their fast-paced, high energy performances.
band that calls themselves 311 has produced many hit records over the years, but they had to earn their position at the top.
They started their careers producing albums independently, but in 1992, they signed with Capricorn Records and released several
top-selling albums including Music and Grassroots. But their biggest success came with their self-titled album in 1995. The
album went triple-platinum and reached No. 12 on the Billboard 200. Come out and hear the signature songs from this album
like "Down" and "All Mixed Up," as well as some of their more contemporary hits from their most recent album Universal Pulse.
You already own their albums and know their songs by heart so now is the time to really show your love of 311 by getting tickets
to see them live.
With as much youthful vigor and hard-rockin' anthems as they had when
they began their careers more than two decades ago, 311 puts on a show like nobody else in the music business. They know how
to marry the old with the new and integrate their greatest hits with their latest tunes. Fans can't seem to get enough of
these talented musicians as they take the stage and dive right into their first song. There's never a dull moment when this
band takes the stage, and there's nothing quite like seeing them perform live. Three-eleven has a huge repertoire of killer
songs that allow fans to reminisce and jam to modern tunes. Don't miss your chance to be there when these brilliant performers
take the stage in a town near you.