311 Premiere New Song “Crossfire”

311 have premiered a lyric video for their new song “Crossfire.” This track is from the band’s new album “Voyager,” which will be released on June 28.

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311 Premiere New Songs “Good Feeling” & “Don’t You Worry”

311 have premiered lyric videos for two new songs, “Good Feeling” and “Don’t You Worry.” These tracks are from the band’s new album “Voyager,” which will be released on June 28. Everyone who pre-orders the effort will be automatically eligible to win various prizes including: tickets, meet-and-greet passes, handwritten lyrics, autographed goods, etc.

Nick Hexum said the following about “Good Feeling”:

“The songtitle says it all — being about the best stuff in life; celebrating joy with loved ones. This song is an antidote to all the fear, anger, and division so prevalent in society today. Musically, the song is equally influenced by the pounding rhythms that SA [Doug Martinez] and I discovered when exploring the dancehall street scenes in Jamaica, as well as Paul Simon’s world beat records like ‘Graceland’ and ‘Rhythm Of The Saints’. This song is a three-minute party jam meant to feel like a vacation.”

He also had the following to say about “Don’t You Worry”:

“We all go through highs and lows. And lows can often lead to confusion, despair and loneliness. ‘Don’t You Worry’ is about how a friend should react when we sense someone is going through a hard time: ‘Don’t You Worry, you can count on me to help you through your dark hours.’ It’s a song validating personal connection and leaning on one another to turn things for the better.”

Hexum also commented on the album:

“Our albums have become almost like a captain’s log documenting our band’s ongoing voyage through musical styles, while also capturing our feelings and life experiences. With each album, 311 continues to voyage, explore and push our musicality into new dimensions.”

“I think this album is very eclectic, from simple songs to wild studio adventures that get into weird, stoney outer-space material. It’s another step forward for us and we love the adventure, love the journey, love the process and we can’t wait for people to hear it.”

311 To Team Up With Dirty Heads For Summer Co-Headlining Tour

311 will be joining forces with Dirty Heads for a co-headlining tour. The Interrupters (select dates), Dreamers, and Bikini Trill will serve as support. In other news, 311 have also launched pre-orders for their upcoming album, which is expected to be released this summer. On top of that, their “Enlarged To Show Detail 3” film will also be screening in select theaters tonight (March 11).

Tour Dates:

07/02 Dayton, OH – The Rose Music Center at The Heights*+
07/05 Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre^+
07/06 Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre+
07/07 Duluth, MN – Bayfront Festival Park*+
07/10 Bonner Springs, KS – Providence Medical Center Amphitheater*+
07/12 Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center^+
07/13 Pittsburgh, PA – KeyBank Pavilion+
07/14 Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre+
07/18 Boston, MA – Xfinity Center^+
07/20 Darien Lake, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
07/23 Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion^+
07/24 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center+
07/26 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater+
07/27 Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion*+
07/28 Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek+
07/30 Atlanta, GA – Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park+
07/31 Charleston, SC – Volvo Car Stadium*+
08/02 West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheatre+
08/03 Tampa, FL – Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
08/04 Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place^
08/06 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall Lawn+
08/07 Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheater+
08/08 Dallas, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory^+
08/10 Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion+ (311 only)
08/11 Chula Vista, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre^+
08/16 Sacramento, CA – Papa Murphy’s Park at Cal Expo*
08/17 Portland, OR – Veterans Memorial Coliseum
08/18 Auburn, Wash. – White River Amphitheatre^
08/20 Salt Lake City, Utah – USANA Amphitheatre

*not a Live Nation date
^Dirty Heads close
+with The Interrupters

311 & The Offspring Cover Each Other’s Hits

With their summer co-headlining tour coming up, 311 and The Offspring have decided to cover each other’s hit songs. You can listen to 311’s take on “Self Esteem” and The Offspring’s take on “Down” below:

311’s Nick Hexum commented:

“‘Self Esteem’ is my favorite Offspring song. It’s a great melody, and the lyrics really tell a story. I like when a singer is vulnerable and doesn’t try to act all cool. We’ve all been in relationships we know we shouldn’t be in, so most people can relate. Our first version was more reggae, but we realized that it needed to rock-like the original. We revved it up to be rocking riffs with reggae rhythms. I guess we ‘311-ized’ it. It was a lot of fun. SA kicked ass on this one. The vocal requires a lot of range and he really belted it out. We had to work hard to live up to Offspring’s killer cover of ‘Down’! I love the way they reimagined it. It kicks ass! I’m glad they really took liberties instead of being faithful to the original roadmap. I love the punk parts and hearing Dexter do SA’s raps. Nice job dudes!”

The Offspring’s Noodles commented as well:

“We’ve always been big fans of the song ‘Down’. Parts of the song sound really heavy and almost dark, but it also has a very uplifting message. We knew we’d never be able to groove it the way 311 do so we tried to punk it up a little. We tried to do a Ramones-like version to serve as a companion piece to the Clash-iness of theirs. I don’t know if we did it justice but it sure was fun to play and sing.”

He also added the following about 311’s cover:

“Wow! Way cool. The guitars sound great and that bass is certainly in your face. I think what ultimately makes this version great is the way Nick and SA split the vocals and play off of each other. SA taking the high parts while Nick slides in effortlessly beneath him is a perfect example of how harmonies are supposed to work. Nailed it!”

A limited edition 7-inch (limited to 1,000) featuring the tracks can be pre-ordered on both the bands’ websites.

311 & The Offspring Announce Co-Headlining Tour

311 and The Offspring have announced a co-headlining tour. Gym Class Heroes will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

Jul. 25 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
Jul. 27 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
Jul. 28 – Las Vegas, NV @ Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
Jul. 29 – Chula Vista, CA @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
Jul. 31 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
Aug. 02 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The Zoo Amphitheatre
Aug. 04 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater
Aug. 05 – The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Presented by Huntsman
Aug. 07 – Jacksonville, FL @ Daily’s Place
Aug. 08 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
Aug. 10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing
Aug. 11 – Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
Aug. 12 – Syracuse, NY @ Lakeview Amphitheater
Aug. 14 – Sterling Heights, MI @ Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
Aug. 15 – Springfield, IL @ Illinois State Fair
Aug. 21 – Hartford, CT @ XFINITY Theatre
Aug. 22 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug. 24 – Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Aug. 25 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Aug. 26 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
Aug. 28 – Toronto, Ontario, Canada @ Budweiser Stage
Aug. 29 – Allentown, PA @ The Great Allentown Fair
Aug. 31 – St. Paul, MN – Minnesota State Fair
Sept. 01 – Sioux City, IA @ Battery Park at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City*
Sept. 03 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sept. 04 – Huber Heights, OH @ Rose Music Center at The Heights
Sept. 06 – Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
Sept. 08 – Thackerville, OK @ Winstar Casino
Sept. 09 – Wichita, KS @ INTRUST Bank Arena