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
The L.A. -area date – Saturday, August 20th at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – will go on sale Saturday, April 30th at 10 AM. Tickets will be available at LiveNation.com, at select Live Nation and Ticketmaster retail outlets plus via Charge-By-Phone (800.745.3000).
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 bona fide 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.