Having sold over 9 million albums and DVD’s in the US, a long with three #1 singles on the Alternative Radio chart and nine singles in the Top 10, it’s no wonder a group like 311 has their own celebrated day every March 11th. The group celebrates 311 Day bi-yearly and the celebration will be coming back to New Orleans in 2016 for two weekend nights.
For the few that are new to 311, the multi-platinum rock group holds a special concert ever known as 311 Day. For 311 Day performances, 311 is known to play an extended set-list of hits, rarities, covers and classics, backed by a state-of-the-art light and effects show. While 311 Day has taken place in Vegas, the group returns to New Orleans where frontman Nick Hexum has told The Pier: “I’ll tell you, the real spiritual home for 311 Day was in New Orleans.”
311 Day is celebrated with its extended set-list of hits every other year due to their bi-yearly 311 Caribbean Cruise. Nick told The Pier in an August 2012 Interview that: “We do 311 day on even numbered years, and now that we are going to continue doing these cruises, those will be in the spring of odd numbered years”
Last 311 Day, 311 released their 11th Studio Album with the release of Stereolithic. The group cut its summer 2015 tour schedule short so they could get back into the studio for a 12th studio album release planned for 2016. It’s our hope that fans attending New Orleans in 2016 for 311 Day will also be celebrating a new 311 album with the performance of new songs performed live!
For 311 Day 2014, tickets were sold to fans from all 50 U.S. states and 14 different countries. The band played a five-hour show performing 66 songs and the bar has been set for their 2 weekend night celebration for 2016. 2016’s celebration will be held on March 11th and 12th, 2016 at Smoothie King Center. Tickets are on sale beginning Friday, September 25th at 10am (CST) at Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster locations and the Smoothie King Center Box Office. For more information visit 311.com/311Day2016
This year, 311 celebrated 25 years as a group with the release of the ARCHIVE, a 4-CD Box Set that dropped on June 30th including 81 total tracks of unreleased, b-sides, bonus tracks, pre-production recordings & demos from 1992-2014, a long with a 60 page book of rare photos and memorabilia. You can still pick up Archive on iTunes by clicking HERE!
Watch: 311 – “First Straw”