Not only is it finally here, but one of the biggest, most anticipated national tours in reggae rock history has its first week in the books! Rocking amphitheaters everywhere, this summer’s Unity Tour opened in South Dakota before ragging through Texas. These first five shows, are just a warm up for the hottest summer of shows around!
Nick Hexum told press “Summer Unity in full effect!…We’re really excited that Slightly Stoopid is on the 2012 Unity Tour. 311 and Slightly Stoopid seems like a perfect outdoor summer party. Can’t wait to see you all at the shows!”
Supporting the first anniversary of their tenth studio album,Universal Pulse, 311 has been playing recent hits like “Count Me In” and “Sunset In July,” along with all the long time favorites. At a 311 show there’s always first timers, and a devoted core following of fans, that have lost count of the number of shows attended. Constantly mixing it up, 311 is digging deep into their immense catalog playing 20 or so great songs every night, inordinately pleasing every fan. Look for different but equally incredible set lists each night! Check the set lists 311 has played so far.
Debuting new material, along with a new backdrop, and drum head of the trippy cover art for their upcoming seventh studio album Top Of The World, Slightly Stoopid is bringing it again this summer, co-headlining Unity Tour!
When the bill was announced, core Stoopid heads were worried that Stoopid’s set would be limited, compared to the long Stoopid/Neville/Denson/Carlos collaborative sets of last summer. In an interview with The Pier, Miles Doughty calmed fans saying “There is no doubt it’s going to be great! The way it’s set up, we are still going to play a nice, long set. And, to split it up with The Aggrolites and SOJA…it couldn’t be better! It’s going to be fun, man!..” Playing their beloved hits, along with Karl Denson and appearances by Half Pint, fans really are in for a great show!
Fans in select cities along the west coast will also have the privilege of seeing SOJA open the festivities, while the east coast will feature The Aggrolites as tour openers.
Given that these shows are truly for the fans, the bands are giving plenty of opportunities for fans to attend. Tickets are on sale now and many tickets are pretty inexpensive.
There are many chances to win tickets too! Follow Slightly Stoopid’s Twitter for their retweet contest. Fans can enter to win tickets here. Also, fans can RSVP to ?the Unity Tour? on Songkick and enter to win tickets and other goods. Make sure you enter HERE!
311 & Slightly Stoopid Unity Tour:
July 17th @ Cruzan Amp. West Palm Beach, FL
July 18th @ St Augustine Amph. St Augustin, FL
July 20th @ Ask Gary Amph. Tampa FL
July 21st @ Aarons Amph. Atlanta, GA
July 22nd @ Verizon Wireless Amph. Charlotte, NC
July 24th @ Farm Bureau. Virginia Beach, VA
July 25th @ Time Warner Cable Pavilion. Raleigh, NC
July 27th @ Festvial Pier at Penns Landing. Philadelphia, PA
July 28th @ Jiffy Lube Amph. Bristow, VA
July 29th @ Meadowbrook Pavilion. Gilfrod, NH
July 31st @ Sherman Theatre Summerstage. Stroudsburg, PA
August 2nd @ PNC Bank Arts Center. Holmdel, NJ
August 3rd @ Jones Beach Amph. Wantagh, NY
August 4th @ Comcast Center. Boston, MA
August 7th @ Stage AE Outdoor Stage. Pittsburgh, PA
August 8th @ Lifestyles Community Amph. Columbus, OH
August 9th @ Riverbend Music Center. Cincinnati, OH
August 12th @ Jacobs Pavilion. Cleveland, OH
August 14th @ The Lawn at White River State Park. Indianapolis, IN
August 15th @ DTE Energry Music Theatre. Detroit, MI
August 17th @ Northerly Island. Chicago, IL
August 18th @ Sandstone Amph. Kansas City, MO
August 19th @ Red Rocks Amph. Denver, CO
August 22nd @ USANA Amph. Salt Lake City, UT
August 24th @ Verizon Wireless Amph. Irvine, CA
August 25th @ Cricket Wireless Amph. Chula Vista, CA
August 28th @ Mesa Amph. Mesa, AZ
August 29th @ Santa Barbara County Bowl. Santa Barbara, CA
August 31st @ TBA. San Francisco, CA
September 1st @ The Beach at Mandalay Bay. Las Vegas, NV
September 4th @ Sleep Country Amph. Ridgefiled, WA
September 5th @ Marymoor Amph. Seattle, WA
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Article By: Aaron Soloman
Photos By: Amanda Zancanella and Jenni Anspach
Video: 311′s video for “Sunset In July” via HDNET
Check out Slightly Stoopid’s summer Unity Tour trailer!