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311 tour dates mean the band hasn't lost its step in over two decades of making the rap, rock, reggae fusion that fans have come to know and love. 311 has toured with everyone from Snoop Dogg to Matisyahu to Sublime with Rome and their Summer Unity tour and Pow Wow are the stuff of festival legend. Don't wait for 311 Day, get your 311 tickets to hear classics like "Down" and new work from their latest Universal Pulse!About 311
Omaha, Nebraska's 311 began thier saga as "Fish Hippos," they adopted the name 311 from a skinny-dipping police-arrest based on the citation code they were issued. A lof of their music is influenced by a brush with death after their tour RV caught on fire, causing them to leap from the burning vehicle. 311's musical style complements their name - a blend of raw, nude punk, hip-hop and reggae and they have crowbarred themselves into a unique niche in today's ever bifurcating genre-fest.
Between 1990 and 1992, 311 underwent their formative years, releasing first Dammit! - on a label built by band-member Nick Hexum called What Have You Records - followed by Unity, a record that began to see some significant sales for the band. It wouldn't be completely true to say that 311 tickets were selling like wildfire, but they were selling, and this was the first trickle of recognition the group received. The band had been reshuffled, as many bands are during this period, and guitarist Jim Watson left, to be replaced by Aaron Charles Wills, a personal friend of the theirs. It had been Watson's skinny-dipping escapades that gave the band their name, and this absence of sentimentality propelled them into the spotlight with a vengeance.
First, Latino DJ-Vocalist SA Martinez joined the band, and their journey into realization took a quantum leap. People began to notice how different 311 really were, and the unusual blend took on a life of its own. 311 tickets continued to do business. After touring local auditoriums, they moved to The Big Orange - Los Angeles - and were signed to Capricorn Records.
It was 1993, and the 311 sound was years ahead of its time. They released the aptly-titled Music, which hit Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart with the single "Do You Right" at Number 27. Unfortunately the album as a whole did not make an impact, and Capricorn pulled their support. Not to be deterred, the boys hit the road on a self-financed tour in their (later burned) RV. After the fire, they continued, using borrowed equipment, encouraged by the sales of 311 concert tickets. Their next offering, Grassroots, made Number 8 on Billboard's "Top Heatseekers" chart (designed to promote developing bands), and college stations began to give 311 increased airplay. Slowly, these determined oddballs from Nebraska began to congeal in the collective youth imagination. People recognized their cool attempt at a novel fusion, and they wanted more of same.
By 1995, their self-titled 311 had started making waves. Also known as "The Blue Album", 311 produced a single, "Don't Stay Home", which went mainstream. The next single, "Down", went to Number 1. 311 were now firmly in the spotlight, and they appeared on Letterman, playing their song. 311 tickets reached a premium, and they entered a period of total acceptance and success, the dream of any young band. Following more album releases, their first two albums Music and Grassroots, went gold, too, and fame was theirs.
The lastest news is that 311 are hitting the road with Ziggy Marley It is set to be one of the spring and summers top concert ticket sellers of 2009. 311 will also be releasing their ninth studio album "Uplifter", and those lucky few who buy 311 tickets will get to hear these tracks live, according to singer/guitarist Nick Hexum.
311 tickets folks, you know what I'm talking about. That unmistakable mix of reggae, punk, hip-hop and funk. It's an musical smorgasbord for the eclective tastes, and purpose-built for today's scene. 311 concert tickets will deliver the goods, in a time when people seem to be sustaining their adolecence longer than ever, taking their personal journeys to new places. 311 tickets will get you on that bus and to those places as well as any concert tickets you can buy!