Multi-platinum band 311 will be making three stops in New York, beginning next week, as part of their 2017 summer Unity Tour. 311 is currently touring in support of their new album Mosaic and will stop through Western New York on July 10 before heading to New York City on July 11. 311 is also in Long Island on July 14 as part of the Great South Bay Music Festival. The dates are a part of the band’s 8-week headlining summer tour across North America.
On Monday, 311 will take the stage outdoors at Artpark in Lewiston, NY as part of the Coors Light “Concerts at Artpark” Series. The band will play at the famed Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC on Tuesday. New Politics and The Skints will open in support on both nights.
311 rose to prominence with the release of their third studio album in 1995. The self-titled album went triple platinum, anchored by the chart topping single “All Mixed Up.” The band has had continued success since, including the platinum album Transistor, while Soundsystem and From Chaos are both certified gold.
Recently, 311 has continued to top the Billboard 200 Albums chart. Mosaic became the band’s 10th consecutive Top Ten Album, charting at #6. Five of the ten albums have debuted at #6 or higher.
Molly Lee of Rochester has seen 311 almost a dozen times over the past decade, including their recent stop in Columbus, OH, and told NYS Music that this summer’s tour is a great experience. “Their live show is so much fun. From the minute they start playing, I just can’t stop dancing.”
Lee also noted that despite the band’s vast catalog, the 311 live show offers a wide variety of music for all level of fans. “They play a great mixture of new material, their hits and even a few songs from their first two albums. You don’t have to know every 311 song to enjoy their show. You’re going to have a great time, regardless.”
Joining 311 on tour is Danish band New Politics. The band, which formed in 2009, has been described as a blend of “punk, pop and electronic dance rock.” London-based band The Skints will bring their unique blend of reggae, ska, dub, punk, rock, dancehall, soul, grime and hip-hop in support.