Friday, June 23, 2017

Out today: 311's 'Mosaic'

311's new album Mosaic - out now on BMG  - and the alt-rock band just launched their U.S. summer headlining tour.

Today at 3:11 p.m. PT, the band will launch a one-hour online listening party for the new release with track-by-track commentary from singer Nick Hexum. Listen in live here:

For Mosaic, 311 worked with producer John Feldmann (Blink-182, Panic! At The Disco) as well as Scotch Ralston (who produced the group's Transistor, Soundsystem and Stereolithic CDs).

Of the album's current single "Too Much to Think," Hexum states, "Musically, it starts out with a signature 311 guitar riff. The unique thing about this arrangement is that the chorus is so sparse. Usually, the chorus is the biggest part of the song. The first time you hear 'I wanna get high, but you're keeping me low' it's just voice and very sparse reggae guitar and bass. Then it kicks in. The song's been described as an earworm. It sticks in your head."

The headlining run of North America started last night in Cleveland. Unity Tour 2017 marks the group's 18th consecutive summer headlining the U.S. The outing features special guests New Politics plus The Skints and Passafire (on select shows). 311 will also make headline appearances at several festivals and radio events. The full tour itinerary is listed below and on:

MOSAIC is available now at:

311 is singer Nick Hexum, guitarist Tim Mahoney, bassist P-Nut, drummer Chad Sexton and singer/DJ S.A. Martinez.

Track listing:

Too Much to Think
The Night is Young
Island Sun
Perfect Mistake
Inside Our Home
'Til the City's on Fire
Too Late
Hey Yo
Places That the Mind Goes
Face in the Wind
Forever Now
Days of '88
One and the Same
Syntax Error
On a Roll

Tour dates:

6/24 Montebello, Quebec
Amnesia Rockfest

6/25 Detroit, MI
The Fillmore

6/28 Columbus, OH
Express Live

6/29 St. Louis, MO
Pageant Theatre

6/30 Lincoln, NE
Lincoln on the Streets Party

7/2 Chicago, IL
Northerly Island Pavilion

7/3 Kansas City, MO

7/4 Indianapolis, IN
Pavilion at Pan Am Plaza

7/6 Pittsburgh, PA
Stage AE

7/7 Hampton Beach, NH
HB Casino

7/8 Portland, ME
Maine State Pier

7/10 Buffalo, NY

7/11 New York City, NY
Hammerstein Ballroom

7/14 Long Island, NY
Great South Bay Music Festival

7/15 Asbury Park, NJ
Stone Pony Summerstage

7/16 Boston, MA
Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

7/19 Glen Allen, VA
Innsbrook After Hours

7/21 Philadelphia, PA
Penns Landing at Festival Pier

7/22 Hartford, CT
CT Convention Center

7/24 Washington, D.C.
Fillmore Silver Spring

7/25 Washington, D.C.
Fillmore Silver Spring
7/26 Charlotte, NC
Metro Credit Union Amphitheater

7/28-29 Atlanta, GA

7/30 Myrtle Beach, SC
House of Blues

8/1 Boca Raton, FL
Sunset Cove Amphitheater

8/2 St Augustine, FL
St Augustine Amphitheater

8/4 New Orleans, LA
Bold Sphere Amphitheater

8/5 Houston, TX
Revention Music Center

8/6 New Braunfels, TX
Whitewater Amp

8/8 Dallas, TX
Southside Ballroom

8/10 Albuquerque, NM
Sandia Casino

8/11 Denver, CO
Levitt Pavilion

8/12 Salt Lake City, UT
USANA Amphitheater

8/14 Boise, ID
Revolution Concert House

8/15 Eugene, OR
Cuthbert Amphitheater

8/16 San Jose, CA
City National Civic

8/18 Las Vegas, NV
Mandalay Bay Beach

8/19 Los Angeles, CA
Hollywood Palladium

8/20 San Diego, CA
Cal Coast Credit Union OAT

9/1 Virginia Beach, VA
American Music Festival

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