311 are masters at reworking their setlist in a number of ways to get a different audience reaction each time. It really goes back to the style of their show and what fans expect. Because of their notorious live show batting average (100 a year and often more), the group keeps thing constantly evolving each night. It is difficult to find common themes in the setlist outside of their big singles which are the staples. Despite the string of singles, they do not make it into every set every night. “Down” is the most played track in their catalog. This is followed by their old-school punk jam “Applied Science” and the 90’s rock smash, “Beautiful Disaster.”
Aside from these three, the rest of the major singles are not present at every show. Downtrodden reggae ballad “Amber” is popular, yet not guaranteed. “All Mixed Up” may be a fan favorite, but it is not played live as often as fans would expect.
With that said, interesting deep cuts are commonly played. These include “Who’s Got the Herb?” and “Freeze Time.”
Part of the reason for excluding some of the big radio singles at some shows may have to do with breaking up the monotony. Furthermore, the band is so prolific in their touring, that fans almost expect them to come back and serve up a different set the following year.
The below setlist is not completed, open for major changes, and just reflects a portion of tracks which are commonly seen on 311’s tour.
What Was I Thinking
T & P Combo
My Stoney Baby
And A Ways To Go
Do You Right
Guns (Are for Pussies)
Revelation of the Year
All Mixed Up
Livin’ & Rockin’
Five of Everything
F*** The Bullshit
Who is opening for 311 this year?
311 has been known to hand select some astounding opening bands that often went on to have fantastic careers in their own right (Incubus, No Doubt and Korn to name just a few).
311 is bringing out a whole army this time around, though not for all dates. Some opening acts include Five Finger Death Punch, SOJA, and Flobots.
Where can I find 311 presale tickets?
The official 311 website has a section known as the Artist Arena. The Artist Arena keeps presales up-to-date for all major 311 tours, and fans can register for an account with them to get access to presales.
For a more formal route, American Express card holders can go through the Amex platform. Live Nation is holding a presale in select markets. The password for St Louis and Chicago were both ‘priority’ (without the single quotes) so its a pretty safe bet they’ll be using this code at other stops along the tour.
Who is 311’s publicist and press contact?
311 works with Red Light Management and Publicity. Specifically, the group is handled at Red Light by Peter Raspler. It is worth noting that Raspler is notoriously friendly, and will respond to most messages. He can be contacted at email@example.com.
“A tradition of mine is to try to guess what the band will open up there set with. This time, it was “Beautiful Disaster.” I guessed correctly. What’s so awesome about seeing 311 live, is that each show they like to switch up their set lists – performing a unique mix of both hits, and deep cuts, which any die-hard fan like myself definitely appreciates.” – Caitlyn Trudnich of CBS Local
“311 didn’t fail to put on a good live show (they’re actually quite known for their live performances, which often sound better than their albums)—the band’s energy and interesting set lists, as well as their loyal fan base, makes each and every show special and thrilling.” – Julissa Trevino of Buzzsaw Magazine
“After nearly 90 minutes, Hexum and crew launched into “Feels So Good,” off their 1991 album Unity. The song concluded with a grandiose finale, the lights flashing and Hexum raising his microphone into the air to wild applause. “We want to thank you all for coming out,” he said simply before his exit. “We had a good time.” – Emily Zemler of The Hollywood Reporter
311 Unity Tour (2013)
Tour Opening Acts: Cypress Hill, Pennywise, G. Love and His Special Sauce
Started February 23 in Los Angeles | Ended August 4 in Las Vegas
311 Unity Tour (2012)
Tour Opening Acts: SOJA, Slightly Stoopid, the Aggrolites
Started February 28 in Anaheim, California | Ended September 5 in Seattle, Washington
311 Unity Tour (2011)
Tour Opening Acts: the Movement, DJ Soulman and DJ Trichrome, Sublime with Rome
Started February 19 in Las Vegas, Nevada | Ended December 9 in Phoenix, Arizona
311 Unity Tour (2010)
Tour Opening Acts: the Wailers, Iration, the Offspring, Pepper
Started February 23 in Santa Cruz, California | Ended October 31 in Atlanta, Georgia
311 Unity Tour (2009)
Tour Opening Acts: Ziggy Marley, Kottonmouth Kings, State Radio, the Expendables
Started April 15 in Tucson, Arizona | Ended December 10 in Tempe, Arizona
311 Unity Tour with Snoop Dogg (2008)
Tour Opening Acts: Fiction Plane, Slightly Stoopid, the Aggrolites, Primo Gomez
Started February 22 in Las Vegas, Nevada | Ended August 16 in Honolulu, Hiwaii
311 Unity Tour (2007)
Tour Opening Acts: the Rivalry, Matisyahu, Dirty Heads, the English Beat
Started June 21 in Tucson, Arizona | Ended August 29 in Redmond, Washington
Tour Opening Acts: Pepper, the Wailers, Natural Vibrations
Started February 26 in Santa Cruz, California | Ended September 9 in Santa Barbara, California
Tour Opening Acts: Unwritten Law, Papa Roach, Better Than Ezra, Alien Ant Farm
Started July 27 in Santa Cruz, California | Ended December 16 in Los Angeles, California
Tour Opening Acts: Pepper, Medeski Martin & Wood, Zack Hexum
Started February 29 Anaheim, California | Ended August 1 in Tampa, Florida
Tour Opening Acts: Something Corporate, G. Love, Alien Ant Farm, O.A.R.
Started July 15 Bakersfield, California | Ended December 14 in Los Angeles, California
Tour Opening Acts: Hoobastank
Started January 14 in Wolver Hampton, England | Ended November 2 in New Orleans, Louisiana
Tour Opening Acts: One Size Zero, Alien Ant Farm
Started June 15 in Mountain View, California | Ended December 15 in Detroit, Michigan
Tour Opening Acts: Jimmie’s Chicken Shack, Incubus, Grasshopper Takeover, Zebrahead
Started January 30 in Los Angeles, California | Ended November 22 in Los Angeles, California
Tour Opening Acts: Primus, Spearhead, Goldfiner, Sugar Ray, Fishbone
Started June 20 in Berlin, Germany | Ended December 14 in West Hollywood, California
Tour Opening Acts: Shootyz Groove, No Doubt, Speaheard, Deftones
Started January 27 in Phoenix, Arizona | Ended December 14in Los Angeles, California
Tour Opening Acts: Sunflower, Monster Magnet, Incubus, Korn
Started January 26 in Los Angeles, California | Ended December 31 in Detroit, Michigan
Tour Opening Acts: the Urge, Boingo, Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Started January 15 in Hollywood, California | Ended December 2 in Pismo Beach, California
Tour Opening Acts: the Psychedlic Zombiez
Started March 14 in Omaha, Nebraska | Ended December 31 in Lincoln, Nebraska
In depth tour information regarding dates, annual 311 day as well as special performances at 311.com.
Note: 311 has performed an annual summer tour between 2000 and 2011, usually spanning July through August
Note: 311 has performed an annual fall tour every year between 1999 and 2011 consisting of upwards of 40 dates