311, New Politics, and The Skints are bringing their signature sounds to the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion!
311 (pronounced three eleven) was formed in Omaha in 1988 by Nick Hexum (vocals, guitar), lead guitarist Jim Watson (later replaced by Tim Mahoney), Aaron “P-Nut” Wills (bass) and Chad Sexton (drums). Doug "SA" Martinez (vocals, turntables) joined later to complete the current line up. The band's name is taken from the police code for indecent exposure in Omaha, after the original guitarist was arrested for streaking. 311's music is a blend of rock, reggae, hip hop and funk and their first release was an independent extended play (Downstairs) that was recorded in 1989 in Nick’s basement. They followed it up with 2 more independent releases that led to a record deal in 1992. They released their debut studio album (Music) a year later but it wasn’t until their 1995 eponymous album that they achieved mainstream recognition. The album’s first single (Don't Stay Home) hit #29 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart and the follow up single (Down) received heavy airplay on mainstream radio and ended up topping the chart. The album was certified triple Platinum led the band to a stellar career with 10 more studio albums, 1 live album, 5 compilation albums, 7 video albums and 33 singles.
Don’t miss your chance to see the hip hop, punk, and reggae hybrid that’s retained a strong following since the early 1990s!