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311 is an American rock band from Omaha, Nebraska, formed in 1988. Their musical structure incorporates a variety of musical styles including alternative rock, hip hop, reggae, and funk. Since their self-titled album in 1995, all but one of their albums (the exception being Live) have been in the top 15 of the Billboard Top 200. Eight of their songs have been top 5 hits on the Billboard Modern Rock Radio chart. They have sold 8.5 million units in the US.

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In January 2007, 311 stepped back into their Hive Studios with Nick's younger brother Zack Hexum. They recorded a cover of Toots & the Maytals song "Reggae Got Soul" for the soundtrack from the film Surf's Up, which was released on June 5, 2007.

311 are one of a select group of bands that have been able to successfully tour "off-cycle", headlining amphitheaters each summer.

Their Nov.-Dec. Unity Tour 2009 featured opening acts Kottonmouth Kings and State Radio.

Their Summer Unity Tour in 2009 featured opening acts Ziggy Marley and The Expendables.

Their Summer Unity Tour in 2008 featured opening acts Snoop Dogg and Fiction Plane.

Their Summer Unity Tour in 2007 included supporting acts Matisyahu and The Dirty Heads.

Uplifter, 311's ninth studio album, was released on June 2, 2009. The album, produced by Bob Rock, debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200, the band's highest chart position in the U.S. to date. The CD/DVD combo includes 14 songs (12 w/ the Standard edition plus two extra tracks)and an 83 min video of the "Road to 311 Day 2008," a behind-the-scenes look at the band's celebrated day: March 11. There are also two exclusive tracks from Amazon and iTunes, so 16 total new songs. The album was produced at the Hive Recording Studios in Los Angeles, CA, currently owned by 311. When asked how the new album fits in with the older releases, Nick Hexum (lead singer) said, 'It’s a similar feeling among the band members to the one we had after recording Music and the Blue album.' And according to SA Martinez, the band's Vocalist/Turntablist 'We’ve just finished what is perhaps our finest album yet.' According to www.311.com, "311 Day 2010" will be held in Las Vegas, NV.