311 Announce July 19th Release For New Album Universal Pulse

311 ANNOUNCE July 19th Release For New Album Universal Pulse



Los Angeles, CA (June 1) –  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 band’s own Hive Studio in North Hollywood, Universal Pulse is the seminal band’s 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 album’s release—and their 21st year together as a band—with 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 year’s Unity Tour marks 311’s ninth consecutive summer headlining amphitheatres and will see them playing an electrifying mix of classic tracks and new material, including brand-new lead single “Sunset In July,” which impacts radio on June 14th.

Says vocalist/guitarist Nick Hexum, “’Sunset In July’ 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. There’s no bigger inspiration.”

On June 30th, the band will perform “Sunset In July” on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”

About the album, Hexum says, “Everyone 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.” “It’s a musical journey with a burst of good energy,” adds drummer Chad Sexton. “It’s about making happiness available during tough times.”

Explaining the title Universal Pulse, Hexum says, “It’s a nod to the ideology of unity through music and its connective energy. Music’s ability to help people bond and communicate is really powerful. The fact that we’re still going strong 20-plus years later is proof positive.”

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 band’s first-ever multi-day camping and music festival. Confirmed artists include Deftones, Sublime with Rome, Ozomatli, G.Love, The Dirty Heads and many more. Festival-goers can look forward to a four-set performance from 311, which will include 1997’s acclaimed album Transistor in its entirety.

Don't miss your chance to catch 311 in action. Dates are as follows



8              Bonner Springs, KS                          Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone

9              St. Louis, MO                                     Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

10           Milwaukee, WI                                 Summerfest (311 only)

12           Pittsburgh, PA                                   Stage AE

13           Detroit, MI                                          DTE Energy Music Theater

14           Chicago, IL                                           Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island

16           Cincinnati, OH                                    Riverbend Music Center

17           Columbus, OH                                   Lifestyles Community Pavilion

19           Omaha, NE                                         Red Sky Festival, Ameritrade Park

21           Holmdel, NJ                                        PNC Bank Art Center

22           Wantagh, NY                                      Nikon at Jones Beach Amphitheatre

23           Boston, MA                                        Comcast Center

25           Bethel, NY                                           Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

26           Philadelphia, PA                               Penn’s Landing

28           Virginia Beach, VA                           Farm Bureau Live at VA Beach

29           Washington, DC                                Jiffy Lube Live (Nissan Pavilion)

30           Atlanta, GA                                         Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood


1              Charlotte, NC                                     Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

2              Raleigh, NC                                    Time Warner Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek

4              Live Oak, FL                                        Pow Wow Festival / Suwannee Music Park

5              Live Oak, FL                                        Pow Wow Festival / Suwannee Music Park

6              Live Oak, FL                                        Pow Wow Festival / Suwannee Music Park

11           Lake Charles, LA                               L’Auberge Du Lac Casino

12           Houston, TX                                       Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

13           Dallas, TX                                             GEXA Energy Pavilion

14           Austin, TX                                            The Backyard

16           Denver, CO                                         Red Rocks Amphitheatre

17           Salt Lake City, UT                              Usana Amphitheatre

19           San Diego, CA                                    Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre

20           Irvine, CA                                            Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

21           Santa Barbara, CA                            Santa Barbara Bowl

23           San Francisco, CA                             Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View

25           Eugene, OR                                        Cuthbert Amphitheatre

26           Seattle, WA                                        Marymoor Amphitheatre






For more information on 311, please contact Michael Moses, BWR Public Relations, 310-248-6171 or mmoses@bwr-la.com