311’s spring tour with Hoobastank, which launches next month, will include a very, very special holiday show in New Orleans. No, not Valentine’s Day. Not Saint Patrick’s Day. We’re talking 311 Day, and for the second time in three years, the hip-hop-reggae-rockers will celebrate their self-declared March 11 holiday in the Big Easy, complete with a proclamation by New Orleans Mayor Marc H. Morial.
Circus performers and other surprise guests are expected at the concert, which will be an extended show with rare live items on the set list. Hotel packages are being offered in New Orleans for out-of-town guests, 311’s spokesperson said.
The 311/Hoobastank tour is so far set to begin February 28 in San Francisco and end April 6 in St. Louis. Peter Raspler, the band’s co-manager, said more dates are likely to be added to the beginning and end of the outing.
311 are promoting their sixth studio album, From Chaos, and their fresh-on-the-shelves second home video.
Singer/guitarist Nick Hexum, singer/rapper S.A. Martinez, guitarist Tim Mahoney, bassist P-Nut and drummer Chad Sexton filmed a video last week at Crystal Cove in Laguna Beach, California, for “Amber,” the third single from From Chaos. The surfer-themed clip was directed by surf-video directors the Malloy Brothers, Raspler said. The song and video are due in February.
Hoobastank, who launched a European tour with 311 and Incubus Monday, are supporting their self-titled major label debut, which includes the single “Crawling in the Dark”.
311/Hoobastank Tour Dates, According To 311’S Spokesperson:
2/28 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre
3/1 – Bakersfield, CA – Bakersfield Civic Auditorium
3/2 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
3/4 – Orem, UT – McKay Events Center
3/5 – TBA
3/6 – Vail, CO – Dobson Arena
3/7 – Fort Collins, CO – Moby Gym – Colorado State University
3/9 – Dallas, TX – Bronco Bowl
3/10 – Houston, TX – International Ballroom
3/11 – New Orleans, LA – UNO Lakefront Arena
3/13 – Sunrise, FL – Sunrise Musical Theatre
3/14 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock
3/15 – Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
3/16 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
3/17 – Charlotte, NC – Grady Cole Center
3/18 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
3/20 – Norfolk, VA – The Boathouse
3/21 – Washington, DC – Nation
3/22 – Pomona, NJ – Stockton College Sports Center