Fresh off their Caribbean Cruise, 311 has announced their plans for their annual summer tour that will span from July 2nd to August 2nd with 27 shows that will take the group from coast to coast. If it looks like a short summer tour, it comes with good reason as the group plans to head back into the studio for their next album.
What makes this summer so special is that it marks 25 years that 311 has been a band! As a result, we will see 311 release a box-set of 80 tracks, including unreleased songs, b-sides, bonus tracks, pre-production recordings and demos. Plus a book of photos in addition to vinyl re-issues, a poster auction, the launch of 311’s Amber Ale craft beer and 311’s partnership with BK Racing in support of cars #23, #26 and #83 in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series sporting the 311 logo.
The start of their summer tour will begin in Las Vegas, NV for a special 2 night-stand at the Mandalay Bay Beach over 4th of July weekend! 311 will play their self-titled blue album on July 4th with fireworks on both nights! There will be special hotel discounts as 311 wants you to celebrate America’s Independence with them. Take advantage by visiting www.311.com/shows for your hotel discount! There will be 27 total shows this summer from July 2nd to August 2nd, including a string of dates this spring.
If you’re wondering why there is no 3/11 day concert this year, it’s because the band has reserved 3/11 Day for even years, while odd years will be reserved for the 311 Caribbean Cruise. Instead of 3/11 Day this year they did the 311 Caribbean Cruise where they rocked 3 shows, playing 72 different songs in front of 3,000 fans from all 50 U.S. states and 12 countries between Feb 25th and March 1st.
3/11 Day is still celebrated by the band as they have a Super-Sale going on at their online store from today at 12pm Noon (EST) till Thursday 3/12 at 1PM (PST). All shirts discounted, some as low as $11. Jackets & Accessories are discounted as well. All orders over $30 will get a FREE 25 Year Anniversary Patch with all orders automatically entered into Contest Giveaways for autographed packs and summer tour tickets!
Watch: 311 – “Amber”