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Multi-platinum reggae rock band 311 plays at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Oct. 26

Multi-platinum reggae rock band 311 plays at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Oct. 26
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From a press release:

It was announced today that multi-platinum-selling reggae rock band 311 will bring their fall tour to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Thursday, Oct. 26 at 8 p.m.

Tickets, which are $36.50, go on sale this Friday, Aug. 25 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at, the Event Center box office (77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem),, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at 800-745-3000. A special buy three, get one free ticket offer will also available.

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. The band now resides in Los Angeles, California and mixes rock, reggae, hip-hop and funk into their own unique sound. After years of consistent touring, 311 have developed a reputation as one of the most entertaining and dynamic live bands in the United States.

Over the course of their amazing career, 311 has sold over nine million albums/DVDs in the U.S.
alone. 311’s last nine consecutive albums reached the Top 10 on the Billboard Top 200 Album
charts, and they’ve had nine Top 10 radio hits, including three No. 1s. Their list of hits includes “Down,” “All Mixed Up,” “Amber,” “Love Song,” “Come Original,” “Beautiful Disaster,” “Don’t Tread on Me,” “Hey You,” and “Sunset in July.”

311’s last album, “Stereolithic,” debuted at No. 6 and their new album, “Mosaic,” was released on June 23 via BMG and was produced by John Feldmann (Blink 182, Panic! at the Disco, The Used) and Scotch Ralston, who produced 311’s “Transistor,” “Soundsystem,” and “Stereolithic” albums.

“We wanted a title that pointed to our collective nature. Something that referred to the eclectic style of our music and the bond between the band members and our fans – and this title really captures that,” Hexum said of “Mosaic.”

“We wanted to include our fanbase in the concept of this record. We have a very symbiotic relationship with our fans that see us year after year. We wanted to find a word or phrase that would describe our fan base, our band, and our music. And to tie all of this into a concept that could be presented in the album artwork as well. Where we landed was perfect… ‘Mosaic,'” Sexton added.

“As one definition states: ‘a combination of diverse elements forming a more or less coherent whole.’ We feel this word can accurately describe our band, music, and fan base together. For us, it’s still a celebration. For the simple fact that if people have different sets of ideas and opinions, likes and dislikes, and are able to get along and come together over the one bond they share [music] – there is no satisfaction like the joy experienced when this happens. It’s a celebration over the triumph of differences. And it’s the concept we’ve been presenting our entire 27 year journey – unity.”

311’s celebratory live shows and incessant touring schedule have earned them a massive grassroots following nationwide. 311’s annual summer headlining run the Unity Tour has become one of the most anticipated concerts of the summer. 311 has headlined this U.S. summer tour for the past 18 consecutive years, including acts like Sublime with Rome, The Offspring, Snoop Dogg, Slightly Stoopid, Cypress Hill, The Roots, Matisyahu, Ziggy Marley, and more.

311 just returned from their fifth sold-out 311 Caribbean Cruise. The 311 Caribbean Cruise has sailed on five adventures to date: Cozumel (2017), Jamaica (2015), Bahamas (2013 and 2012), and Turks and Caicos (2011). The four-night adventure aboard a luxury Norwegian Cruise Lines ship sees some 3,000 passionate 311 fans (from all 50 U.S. states and 15 countries), with 311 playing three shows along the way.

In 2016, the group launched 311 Amber Ale in conjunction with Rock Brothers Brewing, Cigar City Brewing, and Nebraska Brewing. 311 also made their own Grassroots Uplifter brand vape pen.