Originating in Omaha, Neb., 311 is a rock band that formed in 1988 and has toured steadily ever since. Most of the band's original lineup is still in the band touring with them today. The band is best known for fusing rock with undertones of ska and reggae in its music. Since the band's inception, it has released 15 albums, two of which are live releases. Its mainstream breakthrough came in 1995 with the release of its self-titled album, which was the band's fourth release overall if you include the EP. The band recorded in lead singer Nick Hexum's basement as its debut release. Since then, the band has released albums, toured steadily and is still a popular touring act today, playing amphitheaters and large theaters throughout the year.
The Band's Own Special Day
Each year, the band hosts 311 Day, a large concert for its fans held appropriately on March 11th (3/11) each year. On this day, the band plays an extended concert where it performs as many of its songs as it can. The highest number of songs the band has performed on 311 Day is 68 at the 2004 performance. This was later released on a live DVD, where 64 of the songs are included. 311 Day is held in a different venue each year.
Where can I get 311 tickets?
The best place to get concert tickets is at stubhub.com, the internet's largest marketplace for concert tickets. For your convenience, you can purchase tickets whether you're at home, at work or on the go with the desktop site or mobile app.
Will there be any 311 concerts near me?
311 is undertaking an expansive summer tour this year with special guests, the Dirty Heads. During the tour, the band will be heading to amphitheaters around the country, including the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, Mass., Ruoff Home Mortgage Center in Noblesville, Ind., and Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md. Get tickets today for any of these events at StubHub.
Who are the members of 311?
311 is a five-piece rock ensemble led by lead singer Nick Hexum. Rounding out the band is Aaron "P-Nut" Wills on bass, Chad Sexton on drums, Tim Mahoney on guitar and Doug "SA" Martinez on vocals and turntables.
What can I expect at a 311 concert?
311 still releases new albums every few years, so be prepared for selections from the band's new recordings as well as all of the fan favorites at its concerts. Depending on the show, the band usually plays one long set with an encore. Of course, 311 Day is the band's longest concert of the year, sometimes hovering around four to five hours.
Can you tell me some of 311's most successful releases?
The band's most popular album is its self-titled release from 1995. The album reached the No. 12 position on the Billboard 200 thanks to the commercial strength of songs like "Down" and "All Mixed Up." These songs remain some of the band's most popular in its catalog to this day. In 2004, the band released a cover of The Cure's "Love Song," which was featured in the film 50 First Dates with Adam Sandler. This helped propel the song to No. 59 on the Billboard Hot 100. Other popular albums released by the band include Grassroots, Evolver and Don't Tread on Me.
Where did 311 get the band name?
The band hails from Omaha, Neb., which uses 311 as the police code for indecent exposure. 311 chose this moniker after Jim Watson, the original guitarist for the band, was arrested for streaking.
Who are some other acts similar to 311?
If you are a fan of 311, you should check out some other popular rock and reggae bands like Dirty Heads, Slightly Stoopid and Sublime with Rome. The band has even toured with both Dirty Heads and Slightly Stoopid in the past.Back to Top
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