311 was formed in 1990 in Omaha, Nebraska by singer/guitarist Nick Hexum, singer S.A. Martinez, guitarist Tim Mahoney, drummer Chad Sexton and bassist P-Nut.
311 mix rock, rap, reggae and funk into their own unique sound. After years of consistent touring, 311 have developed a reputation as one of the hardest working, most influential and most entertaining live bands in the U.S.
They have released eleven studio albums, one live album, one greatest hits album, and three DVD's, and have sold over 8.5 million albums in the U.S. Eight of their albums have reached the Top 10 on Billboard's Top 200 Sales Chart and nine of their singles have reached the Top 10 on Billboard's Alternative Rock Radio Chart (including the #1 singles "Down", "Love Song" & "Don't Tread On Me", along with "Amber", "All Mixed Up", "Come Original", "Creatures For Awhile", "Hey You" and "Sunset in July").
311 recorded their 11th studio album, STEREOLITHIC, for a March 11, 2014 release. That same day, 311 played their special 311 DAY show at the New Orleans Arena, which attracted thousands of dedicated 311 fans and featured an extended setlist (60+ songs) and state of the art production.
The band's celebratory live shows & incessant touring schedule have earned them a massive grassroots following nationwide. Since its inception in 2004, 311’s annual summer headlining amphitheatre run, Unity Tour, has become one of the largest modern rock concerts of the summer. Support acts on previous Unity Tours have included Sublime with Rome, Cypress Hill, The Offspring, Slightly Stoopid, Snoop Dogg, The Roots, Papa Roach, The Wailers, O.A.R., Matisyahu, and Ziggy Marley.