311 was formed in 1990 in Omaha, Nebraska by singer/guitarist Nick Hexum, singer S.A. Martinez, guitarist Tim Mahoney, drummer Chad Sexton and bassist P-Nut. The band now resides in Los Angeles, California.
311 mix rock, rap, reggae and funk into their own unique sound. After years of touring, 311 have developed a reputation as one of the most entertaining & dynamic live bands in the U.S.
311 have released eleven studio albums, one live album, one greatest hits album and three dvd's - and have sold over 9 million copies in the U.S. Their last nine albums reached the Top 10 on Billboard's Top 200 Sales Chart...and nine of their singles have reached the Top 10 on Billboard's Alternative Rock Radio Chart (including the #1 singles Down, Love Song & Don't Tread On Me - along with Amber, All Mixed Up, Come Original, Creatures For Awhile, Hey You and Sunset in July).
In celebration of 25 years as a band, in June 2015, 311 released the 311 ARCHIVE box set - featuring 4 CD's (81 tracks of B-sides, bonus tracks, pre-production recordings and demos from 1992-2014) PLUS a 60 page book of rare photos and memorabilia.
311 are currently writing and recording their 12th studio album for projected release in early 2017. The bands previous album, STEREOLITHIC, debuted at #6 on the Top 200 Album Chart.
The band's celebratory live shows & incessant touring schedule have earned them a massive grassroots following nationwide. 311s annual summer headlining run, Unity Tour, has become one of the most anticipated concerts of the summer. Support acts on previous Unity Tours have included Sublime with Rome, The Offspring, Snoop Dogg, Slightly Stoopid, Cypress Hill, The Roots, Matisyahu and Ziggy Marley.
Besides their normal tour dates, the band has made a major splash with their special event shows311 Day & the 311 Caribbean Cruise. Every other year, 311 plays an arena show on March 11th ("311 DAY") - that attracts 311's biggest fans from around the world. Billed as "the ultimate 311 concert experience," the show includes an extended setlist of hits, rarities and covers; backed by state-of-the-art lighting and special effects. 311 Day typically attracts over 10,000 fans (from all 50 U.S. States and 15+ countries) - and March 11th is now considered a holiday to 311 fans around the globe.
The 311 Carribean Cruise has embarked on 4 adventures to date; Jamaica (2015), Bahamas (2013), Bahamas (2012), Turks & Caicos (2011). Look for the next 311 Cruise in 2017. The 5 day adventure aboard a luxury Norwegian Cruise Lines ship sees some 3,000 passionate 311 fans from around the world take to the sea, with 311 playing 3 shows along the way, plus other support bands, DJs and comedians.