Many moon since first I saw you: 311 and Sublime @ Northerly Island tonight

Many moon since first I saw you: 311 and Sublime @ Northerly Island tonight

It is hard to believe that 311 has been around for twenty-one years.  Touring consistently, staying relevant and keeping up their West Coast surf punk beats even when the mainstream music scene has gone from rock to grunge to pop to jam to pop to whatever the cool kids listen to now.

But I remember them.  I remember specifically that 311's drummer, Chad Sexton is the main reason why many kids I knew decided to give drumming a try. If you can remember that, you will see why this show might be a good one to check out this evening at the Lakefront.  Especially with Sublime-ish also playing.

Tonight, there are a whole slew of people who are getting out their baggy pants and skull caps (at least in theory -- although I am sure plenty of wife beaters will be broken out) because  311 (with Sublime featuring Rome) will be playing Charter One Pavillion at Northerly Island  for their Unity Tour 2011.  July 19th, the band will be releasing their newest album, Universal Pulse, their first since 2009's Uplifter.

Universal Pulse is the band’s tenth studio album and the first to be released via their own imprint 311 Records through an exclusive partnership with ATO Records.  It's  produced by Bob Rock (Aerosmith, Metallica) and was mixed by Chad Sexton at the band’s  Hive Studios in North Hollywood.

The tour also features DJ Soulman & DJ Trichrome and goes through August 26th, hitting stops around the country and ending in Seattle, Washington.

Tickets available at




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



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