MUSIC NEWS: 311 TO HIT HIGH SEAS WITH “311 CARIBBEAN CRUISE IV” FEB 25 THRU MARCH 1

Multi-platinum rock band 311 have announced plans for "311 Caribbean Cruise IV," a four-night, high seas concert extravaganza that will set sail from Miami to Ocho Rios, Jamaica aboard Norwegian Cruise Line's spectacular ship Norwegian Pearl from February 25 – March 1, 2015. The action-packed luxury cruise will see 311 performing three shows, with each being a different set and one featuring 1999's hit album Soundsystem in its entirety. This will be the first time 311 has ever played the album live from start to finish.

Main support acts include Dirty Heads and Pepper, while a full lineup of bands, DJs and comedians will be announced in the weeks to come. Along with a plethora of 311-themed events, fans can enjoy the ship's pool, bars, restaurants, basketball court, rock climbing wall, casino, spa, bowling alley and more. Ticket information, including details regarding pre-sale signups and cabin options, can be found at 311Cruise.com.

Previous "311 Caribbean Cruises" have included fans from all 50 US states and 15 countries; and have seen the band and fans travel to Turks & Caicos and Great Stirrup Cay (Bahamas).

311 vocalist/guitarist, Nick Hexum, says, "The 311 Cruise is just such an amazing experience for us and our fans.  The energy and unity on the ship is always incredible.  We especially can't wait to go to Jamaica this time and to play Soundsystem in its entirety.  It's a dream trip for us and our fans."

Soundsystem's artwork, songs and album title were all inspired by the band member's personal travels to Jamaica in the '90's. Fueled by hit singles "Come Original" and "Flowing," Soundsystem debuted at No. 9 on The Billboard 200 in 1999.

The cruise will also see 311 performing songs from new album STEREOLITHIC (released 3/14), their 9th consecutive album to debut in the top 10 on The Billboard 200. The album also entered No. 1 on both the Rock and Indie Charts. STEREOLITHIC was released via the band's own 311 Records and distributed by INgrooves, making it 311's first truly independent release since their early days as an unsigned band in Omaha, Nebraska. Relix magazine noted, "keeping true to one's roots while still evolving musically for 24 years is challenging, but these five veteran rockers are arguably some of the most skilled musicians in their scene, and they pull it off with massive success." Rolling Stone described the album as an LP "bursting with joyous choruses and taut grooves" and Entertainment Weekly praised the disc for its "fattened power chords, reggae stylings and gentle melodies."

Over the course of their amazing career, 311 has sold close to 9 million albums in the U.S. alone. They've had 9 top 10 radio hits, including three No. 1's. 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."

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