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    Wed, 23 Mar 2011 11:47:37

    311 and Sublime with Rome to Tour as Part of "Unity Tour 2011" - The tour begins July 8th

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    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. Tickets for select shows go on sale starting March 26th.

    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 and 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 and 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. 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.

    Relative newcomer, 22-year old Rome has already scored a bonafide 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.

    Tour dates are as follows:

    8 Bonner Springs, KS Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone
    9 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
    12 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
    13 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theater
    14 Chicago, IL Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island
    16 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
    17 Columbus, OH Lifestyles Community Pavilion
    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 TBA
    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

    Are you going to engage in a little U-N-I-T-Y, to borrow a phrase from Queen Latifah, this Summer?

    —Amy Sciarretto

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