Want to go to Jamaica? How about with 311 on a cruise with other bands like Dirty Heads and Pepper? Mark you calendars for February 25th – March 1st, 2015 because this is 4-night luxury cruise/concert extravaganza is sailing from Miami to Jamaica!
That’s right! Our favorite multi-platinum rock band, 311, have announced their plans for what they’re calling the 311 Caribbean Cruise IV. It’s a high seas concert extravaganza that will set sail from Miami to Ocho Rios, Jamaica, aboard Norwegian Cruise Lines ship, the Norwegian Pearl!
From February 25th to March 1st, 2015, 311 will perform three shows, with each being a different set. One of those sets will feature 1999’s Soundsystem, in its entirety & this will be the first time 311 has played the album, live, from start to finish! They’ll also be performing songs off their 9th studio album, Stereolithic that was aptly released on March 11th, 2014.
As mentioned before, 311 plans on keeping good company and thus far, that company includes Dirty Heads & Pepper who will also be performing! It doesn’t stop there as they plan to announce more bands, DJs & comedians. In addition to the music, fans aboard the Cruise Line will have access to the ship’s pool, bars, restaurants, basketball court, rock climbing wall, casino, spa, bowling alley & we’re assuming there’s much more!
311 vocalist/guitarist, Nick Hexum, says, “The 311 Cruise is just such an amazing experience for us and our fans. The energy and unity on the ship is always incredible. We especially can’t wait to go to Jamaica this time and to play Soundsystem in its entirety. It’s a dream trip for us and our fans.”
Soundsystem was released October 12th, 1999 & debuted at number 9 on The Billboard 200. The whole album, including it’s artwork & title, were all inspired by the members visit to Jamaica in the ’90’s.
Playing Soundsystem in its entirety for this trip is a surprising choice, considering that 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of one of their top records with, Grassroots. We’re not complaining & we hope us fans will have access to purchase or download a live version of the album, from start to finish! My personal favorite off Soundsystem is “Strong All Along”.
Now for Ticket Purchasing…
If you sailed on the 311 Cruise in 2013, you will have received an email by now with your booking instructions, as well as your Earliest Booking Time. If you did-not sail on the cruise in 2013, but sailed on any previous cruise, you will receive an email as well! Just click the button in the email to register for the pre-sale before 7/30. If you’ve never been on a 311 cruise, but want to purchase tickets, go to 311cruise.com/presale to register! You will be sent booking information on 7/31
Prices for the trip, which don’t include airfare, range from $619 to $3,674. In addition to whichever option you purchase, an additional $215 will be added for Tax & fees. Not a bad expense considering the entertainment, accommodations, scenery & travel over 4 days to Jamaica and back.
Stay tuned for more updates as soon as they’re made available to us!
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