311 UPLIFTER SET TO HIT JUNE 2
Spring and Summer Tour Dates Announced
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, Simple Plan, 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," check it out here:
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 and 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.
For 311 Tour Dates, click here.