311 Taps Jimmie’s Chicken Shack For U.S. Tour, Signs On For Sega Games

After helping rock in the New Year with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, 311 has announced dates for an extended North American outing scheduled to start on February 21 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

The band, which is currently in Japan for a brief promotional jaunt, has tapped Jimmie’s Chicken Shack to serve as the opening act for the upcoming tour, and 311 plans to warm up for the U.S. trek with a few dates in late January and early February.

On its way back from Japan, 311 will stop over in Hawaii for a concert at the World CafĂ© in Honolulu on January 27. The Omaha, Nebraska rockers will then take a few days off (to recover from jet lag, no doubt) before playing a one-off gig at L.A.’s House Of Blues on January 30.

311 has also signed on to serve as the featured musical performers at the 2000 Sega National Finals Competition being held at the Gameworks center in Las Vegas on February 4.

In addition to the recent tour announcement, 311 just completed a video
for “Flowing,” the second single from the band’s new album, “Soundsystem,” which 311 filmed last month with director Marcos Siega.

Also joining the 311-Jimmie’s Chicken Shack tour for one date will be Incubus, who will perform at the February 28 show in Winston-Salem, North Carolina — the day after Incubus finishes its run on the 2000 Sno-Core Tour in Atlanta.

Dates for 311′s U.S. tour:

  • 2/21 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
  • 2/23 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
  • 2/25 – Jacksonville, FL @ Club Five
  • 2/27 – Charleston, SC @ Music Farm
  • 2/28 – Winston-Salem, NC @ LJVM Coliseum (w/ Incubus)
  • 3/1 – Scranton, PA @ Cultural Center
  • 3/2 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ Mid-Hudson Civic Center
  • 3/3 – New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom
  • 3/4 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre
  • 3/5 – Syracuse, NY @ Syracuse University Goldstein Auditorium
  • 3/7 – Henrietta-Rochester, NY @ Dome Arena
  • 3/8 – Dayton, OH @ Hara Arena
  • 3/9 – Auburn, AL @ Auburn
    University Beard-Eaves Coliseum
  • 3/10 – Pensacola, FL @ Bayfront Arena
  • 3/11 – New Orleans, LA @ State Palace Theatre
  • 3/13 – Columbia, MO @ Hearnes Center
  • 3/14 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Expo Center
  • 3/15 – St. Paul, MN @ Roy Wilkins Auditorium
  • 3/17 – Madison, WI @ Exhibition Hall
  • 3/18 – Milwaukee, WI @ Modjeska Theatre
  • 3/21 – Champaign, IL @ University of Illinois Assembly Hall
  • 3/22 – Kalamazoo, MI @ Wings Stadium
  • 3/23 – Davenport, IA @ Col Ballroom
  • 3/24 – Springfield, MO @ Shrine Mosque
  • 3/27 – Wichita, KS @ Kansas Coliseum
  • 3/28 – Lincoln, NE @ Pershing Auditorium
  • 3/29 – Vail, CO @ Dobson Arena

For much more on 311, be sure to check out the MTV News Online feature “311: As The World Turns”.

– David Basham

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