311’s new album “Uplifter” coming out June 2nd (tour dates + mp3)

Music News | By on Apr 9th, 2009

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.” You can download it for free 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 SPRING TOUR:
4/15 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
4/16 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre
4/18 Iowa City, IA Univ of Iowa Field House
4/19 Wichita, KS The Cotillion
4/21 Knoxville, TN Valarium
4/22 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
4/23 Charleston, SC Music Farm
4/25 Orlando, FL Earth Day Festival
4/26 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall
4/29 West Palm Beach, FL Sunfest
4/30 St. Augustine, FL St Augustine Amphitheatre
5/01 Birmingham, AL Crawfish Festival
5/03 Memphis, TN Beale Street Music Fest
5/04 Asheville, NC Orange Peel
5/05 Asheville, NC Orange Peel
5/07 Bossier City, LA Riverdome at Harrah’s Casino
5/08 Orange Beach, AL Amphitheatre at the Wharf
5/12 Austin, TX Music Hall
5/14 Tulsa, OK Cains Ballroom
5/15 Springfield, MO Shrine Mosque

311 SUMMER UNITY TOUR:
6/5 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl
6/7 Eugene, WA Cuthbert Ampitheatre
6/8 Seattle, WA WaMu Theatre
6/11 Salt Lake City, UT Usana Amphitheatre
6/12 Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
6/14 Chicago, IL Charter One Pavilion
6/16 Cleveland, OH Time Warner Amphitheatre
6/17 Columbus, OH Lifestyles Communities Pavilion
6/19 Detroit, MI Freedom Hill
6/20 Cincinatti, OH Riverbend Amphitheatre
6/21 Indianapolis, IN The Lawns
6/23 Saratoga, NY SPAC
6/24 Boston, MA Comcast Center
6/25 New York, NY Central Park Summerstage
6/27 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Art Center
6/28 Washington DC Nissan Pavilion
6/30 Philadelphia, PA Penns Landing
7/1 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7/3 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7/4 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
7/5 Raleigh, NC Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
7/7 St. Louis, MO Verizon Amphitheatre
7/10 Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theatre
7/11 San Diego, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
7/12 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

For more information on 311, their upcoming release and for the most up-to-date tour stops point your browser to www.311.com or www.myspace.com/311.

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