311, the rock band out of Omaha, Nebraska who created their on holiday, 311 Day (which obviously falls on March 11th each year), are on tour this summer with Matisyahu, and they’re bringing their blend of alternative rock/regaee/funk rock to our area this Saturday, July 16th, with a performance at Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk. 311 have had a long career, spanning 26 years since their inception in 1990, and have played pretty much everywhere in the last 2 1/2 decades, despite undergoing the usual array of lineup changes one can expect from a band that’s been around as long as 311.
The band have played 9 dates on this year’s incarnation of their Unity tour as of this writing, including last night’s performance at Milwaukee’s Summerfest, and are playing a heavy rotation of classics and newer tracks of their latest studio album, STEREOLITHIC (March 2015), which debuted at #6 and became the band’s 9th consecutive album to debut in the top 10 on Billboard‘s Top 200 Album Chart. The album also entered No. 1 on both the Rock and Indie Charts. The set list is changing virtually every night and has included as many as 24 songs on some dates, most of which should be well known to longtime fans of the band, while newcomers should expect to hear a few tracks they’re familiar with.
If you’re not familiar with what 311 sounds like live, here they are performing Down at their 311 Day performance in New Orleans earlier this year:
311 are Nick Hexum, Doug “SA” Martinez, Tim Mahoney, Aaron “P-Nut” Wills, and Chad Sexton. Believe it or not, that’s been the lineup since 1991, so these guys have been going strong together for 25 years, and let’s be honest here: the linked video of Down should be enough to tell you how awesome 311 are live. Tickets for their 7/16 show here in NYC are still available and can be purchased here. If you’re not in the NYC area, don’t worry, you can still see 311 live on one of the remaining dates below: