Members: Nick Hexum, SA Martinez, P-Nut, Tim Mahoney, Chad Sexton
311 ANNOUNCE JULY 19th RELEASE FOR NEW ALBUM UNIVERSAL PULSE
BAND CELEBRATES TENTH STUDIO ALBUM WITH HEADLINING AMPHITHEATER TOUR
LEAD SINGLE, SUNSET IN JULY, IMPACTING RADIO JUNE 14th
Los Angeles, CA (DATE) â Multi-platinum rock band 311 have announced a July 19th release date for their highly anticipated new studio album, Universal Pulse. Produced by Bob Rock (Aerosmith, Metallica) and mixed by 311 drummer Chad Sexton at the bandâs own Hive Studio in North Hollywood, Universal Pulse is the seminal bandâs tenth studio album and the first to be released via their own imprint, 311 Records through an exclusive partnership with ATO Records.
The quintet (Sexton, vocalist/guitarist Nick Hexum, bassist P-Nut, guitarist Tim Mahoney and vocalist SA Martinez) will celebrate the albumâs releaseâand their 21st year together as a bandâwith a headlining amphitheater tour set to kick off July 8th at the Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone in Bonner Springs, KS. The Unity Tour 2011 will run through August 26th (see itinerary below) and includes Sublime with Rome and special guests DJ Soulman & DJ Trichrome. Please visit 311.com for ticket information and details.
This yearâs Unity Tour marks 311âs ninth consecutive summer headlining amphitheatres and will see them playing an electrifying mix of classic tracks and new material, including brand-new lead single âSunset In July,â which impacts radio on June 14th.
Says vocalist/guitarist Nick Hexum, ââSunset In Julyâ is a song about what this band loves doing most: playing live and watching fans dancing in the aisles and having the time of their lives. Thereâs no bigger inspiration.â
On June 30th, the band will perform âSunset In Julyâ on âJimmy Kimmel Live.â
About the album, Hexum says, âEveryone really stepped up during the making of this record. The tempos are faster, there are more guitars, and the whole thing feels like it has a certain swagger.â âItâs a musical journey with a burst of good energy,â adds drummer Chad Sexton. âItâs about making happiness available during tough times.â
Explaining the title Universal Pulse, Hexum says, âItâs a nod to the ideology of unity through music and its connective energy. Musicâs ability to help people bond and communicate is really powerful. The fact that weâre still going strong 20-plus years later is proof positive.â
This year will also see the launch of the 311 Pow Wow Festival, a three-day, two-stage music extravaganza taking place August 4-6 at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL. The 500-acre park and campground will be home to the bandâs first-ever multi-day camping and music festival. Confirmed artists include Deftones, Sublime with Rome and The Dirty Heads with many more to come. Festival-goers can look forward to a four-set performance from 311, which will include 1997âs acclaimed album Transistor in its entirety.
Donât miss your chance to catch 311 in action. www.311.com/shows