311 and Sublime with Rome will join forces for Unity Tour 2011. This year's installment of the annual summertime trek promises to be the party of the summer. The tour hits amphitheaters nationwide from July 8th to August 26th (see attached itinerary).
311 vocalist Nick Hexum said: "Summer Unity in full effect! We're thrilled that Sublime with Rome is on the 2011 Unity Tour. 311 & Sublime with Rome seems like the perfect outdoor summer party. The 311 Nation is growing stronger every day and we're excited to see you all at the shows!"
Sublime with Rome singer/guitarist Rome said: "We're so excited to hit the US with 311. We'll have our album out and will be playing new original songs alongside the fan favorites. This will be an epic tour that will forever be remembered. Can't wait for summer!"
311 bassist P-Nut added: "This is the tour we've been waiting for!" After years of incessant touring, 311 have developed a reputation as one of the most entertaining live bands in the U.S. Their celebratory live shows & dynamic recordings have earned them a massive grassroots following and a catalog of modern rock hits, including "Down," "All Mixed Up," "Amber," "Come Original," "Beautiful Disaster," and "Love Song." 311 will be touring in support of a new album (due out this summer), produced by Bob Rock.
Sublime with Rome, comprised of drummer Bud Gaugh and bass player Eric Wilson - both founding members of the legendary ska-punk band, Sublime - alongside gifted singer/guitarist Rome, are currently in the studio with producer Paul Leary (Butthole Surfers, Sublime, Meat Puppets) working on their highly anticipated debut album, due out this summer. Sublime with Rome first came together in 2009 for a series of high-profile shows before embarking on a worldwide headline tour that drew packed houses and rave reviews at every stop, as well as an electrifying national television performance on the outdoor stage at ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live." Having recently signed with Fueled By Ramen, Sublime with Rome carries on the legacy of Sublime - without question one of the most successful and influential ska-punk bands of all time achieving worldwide sales in excess of 17 million, fueled by radio smashes as "Date Rape," "What I Got," and "Santeria" - while also carving out its own place in the musical landscape. Though a relative newcomer, 22-year old Rome has already scored a bonafide hit of his own, co-writing and lending his distinctive voice to The Dirty Heads' recent #1 modern rock hit, "Lay Me Down."
Over the past several years, Unity Tour has included Snoop Dogg, The Offspring, Matisyahu, The Wailers and The Roots. Unity Tour 2011 featuring 311 & Sublime with Rome should be the biggest and best yet.
For up-to-the-minute news, show and ticket information, please visit www.311.com or www.sublimewithrome.com.
UNITY TOUR 2011
8 - Bonner Springs, KS - Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone
9 - St. Louis, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
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
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