From Girlie Action
New 311 Music Video "Hey You"!
311 Summer Unity Tour Kicks Off June 5
w/ Ziggy Marley and The Expendables
(Jive Records; June 2, 2009)
311 UPLIFTER SET TO HIT JUNE 2
311 is pleased to announce that their highly anticipated new album, Uplifter, will be released on June 2. Uplifter is the band’s first studio record in three years and was produced by the legendary Bob Rock (Metallica, Motley Crue, Veruca Salt). As the title suggests, the band’s new album is an uplifting collection of 311's trademark blend of rock & reggae; elevated by inspired songwriting, dynamic musicianship and big anthemic choruses. A deluxe edition of Uplifter will include a special DVD documentary, "The Road to 311 Day," directed by Wayne Price. The documentary, including interviews, backstage footage and live performances, follows the band and their fans for the week leading up to the 3-11 Day concert event in New Orleans in 2008.
The first single from Uplifter is “Hey You,” which Volcano/Jive Records delivered to alternative radio formats on April 7.
311 have also announced the dates for their spring tour, and their annual summer Unity Tour. The spring shows kick off on April 15 in Tucson, AZ and will wrap in Springfield, MO on May 15. Their Unity Tour '09, will feature special guest Ziggy Marley and will hit amphitheatres nationwide, launching in Santa Barbara, CA on June 5 and wrapping in Irvine, CA on July 12. Tickets for the spring tour are available now; with Unity Tour tickets going on sale later in the month.
311’s celebratory live shows & incessant touring schedule have earned them a massive grassroots following nationwide. Since its inception in 2004, 311’s annual summer headlining amphitheatre run, Unity Tour, has become one of the largest annual modern rock tours of the summer. Support acts on the past five Unity Tours have included Snoop Dogg, The Roots, Papa Roach, The Wailers, O.A.R. and Matisyahu.
With their signature blend of rock, reggae, hip-hop & funk, Uplifter is the band’s ninth studio album. Previously 311 have released five Gold, one Platinum, and one Triple-Platinum-certified albums, a live album and three DVD’s (one Gold, two Platinum-certified). Five of their releases have reached the Top 10 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Charts. Six singles have gone into the Top 10 on Billboard’s Modern Rock Chart including the #1 hits “Down,” “Love Song,” and “Don’t Tread On Me.” To date band has sold over 8 million units in the U.S.
Fans can now pre-order Uplifter here. Every pre-order automatically enters you into a contest. Winners will be randomly selected for an autographed guitar, side-stage passes, meet and greet passes, photo passes, soundcheck passes, handwritten lyrics and autographed prize packs!
Uplifter will be available in Standard, Deluxe and Vinyl editions:
- The Standard Edition features 12 new songs.
- The Deluxe Edition is a CD / DVD combo featuring 14 new songs, including 2 new
BONUS SONGS, plus a BONUS DVD with the 83 minute documentary "The Road to
311 Day." The DVD documentary follows the band & their fans for the week leading
up to the 3-11 Day '08 show in New Orleans. It includes exclusive behind the scenes
footage, interviews & live performance footage from the 3-11 Day Concert.
- The Vinyl Edition features 12 new songs in double-gatefold package with special
311 SPRING TOUR:
05/12 Austin, TX Music Hall
05/14 Tulsa, OK Cains Ballroom
05/15 Springfield, MO Shrine Mosque
311 SUMMER UNITY TOUR:
06/05 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl
06/07 Eugene, WA Cuthbert Ampitheatre
06/08 Seattle, WA WaMu Theatre
06/11 Salt Lake City, UT Usana Amphitheatre
06/12 Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
06/14 Chicago, IL Charter One Pavilion
06/16 Cleveland, OH Time Warner Amphitheatre
06/17 Columbus, OH Lifestyles Communities Pavilion
06/19 Detroit, MI Freedom Hill
06/20 Cincinatti, OH Riverbend Amphitheatre
06/21 Indianapolis, IN The Lawns
06/23 Saratoga, NY SPAC
06/24 Boston, MA Comcast Center
06/25 New York, NY Central Park Summerstage
06/27 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Art Center
06/28 Washington DC Nissan Pavilion
06/30 Philadelphia, PA Penns Landing
07/01 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
07/03 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
07/04 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
07/05 Raleigh, NC Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
07/07 St. Louis, MO Verizon Amphitheatre
07/10 Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theatre
07/11 San Diego, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
07/12 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
For more information on 311, their upcoming release and for the most up-to-date tour stops point your browser to www.311.com or www.myspace.com/311.