Finding new ways to celebrate their 30th Anniversary year, 311 have taken this time off the road to create their new live streaming platform, 311 StreamSystem, which launched today at 311StreamSystem.com.
311 StreamSystem will debut with a “Live from the Hive” concert series.
Live and direct, 311 will perform on the 11th for three consecutive months, each show featuring one of their classic albums:
November 11th – Music
December 11th – Grassroots
January 11th – 311
This will be the first time the band has done a multi-album chronological concert series:
Music (1993), Grassroots (1994) and the self-titled blue album (1995).
The shows will be an intimate affair, giving a global audience a previously unavailable view into 311’s studio “The Hive”.
The performances will be on sale this Wednesday, Oct 21 at 10AM PT / 1PM ET at 311StreamSystem.com.
Fans can buy shows individually or as a 3 show ticket bundle, or ticket plus merch bundles, including limited-edition event posters, with autograph versions also available. The live stream ticket will include a 60 minute pre-show hangout and a post-show open forum with the band after each performance – giving the event a tv-show like format.
Nick Hexum (singer/guitarist) says, “Our Summers are usually out on the road, playing shows and connecting with fans through music. We’ve been home craving that connection and we’ve been watching various streams and have been inspired by the technology. And we’re now ready to present live stream shows of our own at the highest level from our newly upgraded studio. Live Streams are now a part of music, both as a performer and a fan. We all love music too much to sit still, so we’re jumping in with a concert series on our own platform 311StreamSystem. We can’t wait to get back in front of our fans!”
In light of the challenges 2020 has presented for the touring giant, 311 decided to integrate a broadcast-quality setup into their home-base studio and turn their creativity to a live stream experience. Outfitting the studio with high-quality cameras, lights, sound and visual effects designed in partnership with Notan Creative, the live streams will provide a psychedelic, multi-camera experience in the place where all things 311 happen. The streams will feature new sound processing integrations and the band’s “classic” analog Neve 9098i console which recorded several of 311’salbums. All of this making for an incredible visual and sonic experience.
StreamSystem eponymously named for the band’s 1999 album SoundSystem, will continue to be a platform into the future to debut new content and new 311 ideas as these road-warriors explore new avenues for their musical outlet while traditional touring isn’t possible.
Without amphitheaters, theaters and clubs available to host shows, 311 also want to give support to production crews, which have also found themselves out of work during these difficult times. With that said, partial proceeds from the “Live from the Hive” concerts will go towards Crew Nation, a charitable fund created to help support the countless crew members affected by event and concert cancelations in 2020. More info at: livenation.com/crewnation.
311 will also perform 2 drive-in concert shows in Phoenix, AZ on Fri 11/13 and Ventura, CA on Sat 11/14. There will be 2 shows each night, 5:30pm and 8:30pm. On sale now. For all details, safety measures and ticket options visit ConcertsInYourCar.com
2020 marks the 30th Anniversary of 311, an incredible milestone. 311 was formed in 1990 in Omaha, Nebraska and still features it’s original lineup 30 years later: singer/guitarist Nick Hexum, singer S.A. Martinez, guitarist Tim Mahoney, drummer Chad Sexton and bassist P-Nut. The band now resides in Southern California. Having played over 2,000 shows across 27 countries over their 30 year career, 311 mix rock, rap, reggae and funk into their own unique hybrid sound – and have developed a reputation as one of the most entertaining & dynamic live bands in the U.S. 311 have released thirteen studio albums and have sold over 9 million copies in the U.S. Ten albums 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 Radio Chart (including three #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.com