311 was formed in 1990 in Omaha, Nebraska by drummer Chad Sexton, vocalist/guitarist Nick Hexum, vocalist/dj SA Martinez, lead guitarist Tim Mahoney, and bassist P-Nut. The band now resides in Los Angeles.
311’s new album UPLIFTER (released June 2, 2009) was produced by Bob Rock (Metallica, Bon Jovi, Motley Crue, Aerosmith) and debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top Albums chart.
311 has released 9 studio albums and has sold over 8.5 million units in the U.S.
311 has had 6 albums reach the Top 10 on Billboard’s Top 200 Sales Chart.
311 has had 8 singles reach the Top 10 on Billboards’s Modern Rock Chart (including the #1 singles “Down”, “Love Song” & “Don’t Tread On Me” along with “Amber”, “All Mixed Up”, “Come Original”, “Creatures (for a while)” and “Hey You”).
After years of consistent touring, 311 has developed a reputation as one of the most influential & most entertaining live bands in the U.S.
For the past seven years, 311 has headlined their summer “Unity Tour” in ampitheatres across the country – often drawing crowds of 15,000+ people in Atlanta, Boston, DC, New Jersey & Los Angeles – and 10,000+ people in St. Louis, West Palm, Charlotte, VA Beach, Denver, etc. The tour is consistently one of the largest modern rock concerts of the summer.
Support acts on the past five 311 summer Unity Tours have included : Snoop Dogg, The Roots, Matisyahu, Papa Roach, The Wailers, O.A.R., and Ziggy Marley.
311 will celebrate their 20 year anniversary in June of 2010.