311 has announced that they will be releasing their twelfth studio album on ATO Records on July 19th, 2011. The band has said that the name of their next release will be called Universal Pulse. The album was produced by Bob Rock, (Metallica, Aerosmith, Mötley Crüe,The Offspring) and it was recorded at 311’s own personal studio, The Hive, in North Hollywood, CA.
The albums first single will be released on June 14th, titled Sunset in July. Other confirmed track titles for the new album are Timebomb & Wild Nights, which they debuted on their Caribbean Cruise earlier this year. It is said that this will be the shortest album yet, only having 8 songs and no b-sides. Nick Hexum said that the new album will have a more “focused” approach with a heavier sound featuring distorted guitars on every song.
On Universal Pulse, Nick Hexum says, The title is a nod to the ideology of unity through music and its collective energy. P-Nut adds, We are interconnected, music is our bridge.
This is 311’s first release since 2009’s Uplifter. Be a part of the Universal Pulse…..
You can catch 311 on their Summer Unity Tour playing alongside Sublime with Rome and that tour starts July 8th. Both 311 & Sublime with Rome will be promoting their new releases as Sublime with Rome plans on releasing their new album Yours Truly on July 12th.
311 & Sublime with Rome Tour
July 8 – Bonner Springs, KS @ Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone
July 9 – St. Louis, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
July 12 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
July 13 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theater
July 14 – Chicago, IL @ Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island
July 16 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
July 17 – Columbus, OH @ Lifestyles Community Pavilion
July 21 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Art Center
July 22 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Amphitheatre
July 23 – Boston, MA @ Comcast Center
July 25 – Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
July 26 – Philadelphia, PA @ Penn’s Landing
July 28 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live at VA Beach
July 29 – Washington, DC @ Jiffy Lube Live (Nissan Pavilion)
July 30 – Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Aug 1 – Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Aug 2 – Raleigh, NC @ Time Warner Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
Aug 4 – Live Oak, FL @ Pow Wow Festival / Suwannee Music Park
Aug 5 – Live Oak, FL @ Pow Wow Festival / Suwannee Music Park
Aug 6 – Live Oak, FL @ Pow Wow Festival / Suwannee Music Park
Aug 11 – Lake Charles, LA @ L’Auberge Du Lac Casino
Aug 12 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Aug 13 – Dallas, TX @ GEXA Energy Pavilion
Aug 14 – Austin, TX @ The Backyard
Aug 16 – Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Aug 17 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Usana Amphitheatre
Aug 19 – San Diego, CA @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
Aug 20 – Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Aug 21 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
Aug 23 – San Francisco, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View
Aug 25 – Eugene, OR @ Cuthbert Amphitheatre
Aug 26 – Seattle, WA @ Marymoor Amphitheatre