311 will promote their sixth studio album, From Chaos, with a worldwide tour this fall, according to co-manager Peter Raspler.
The reggae-flavored hip-hop rockers will spend August in Europe, September and October in North America, November in Japan and Europe and December in Australia.
The North American trek kicks off September 8 in San Diego and wraps up on Halloween in Los Angeles. Alien Ant Farm will tour with the group for two weeks in late October, their publicist said.
311 will release “I’ll Be Here Awhile,” From Chaos’ second single and the follow-up to “You Wouldn’t Believe,” on September 11, Raspler said.
A second home video is also in the works for the Omaha, Nebraska, natives. The sequel to “Enlarged to Show Detail” is being edited and may be released by November, Raspler said.
Alien Ant Farm’s second album (and major-label debut), ANThology, climbs to #18 on the Billboard 200 albums chart this week on the strength of their cover of Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal.”
The single is expected to get another boost this weekend with the opening of “American Pie 2,” which features the tune prominently. A new AAF song, “Good (For a Woman),” is on the movie’s soundtrack album.
Singer Dryden Mitchell and crew are in discussions about performing “Smooth Criminal” at “Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration, The Solo Years,” which will feature an array of pop stars ranging from Britney Spears to Shaggy (see “Missy Elliott, Ricky Martin, Mary J. Blige Added To Michael Jackson Tribute” ).
“We would love to do more than just play that song,” Mitchell said. “I want [Jackson] to come and play it with us. We’re good players. I’ll stand there and hold Michael’s hand while he sings the whole thing if he wants to. I just want to do it.”
AAF bassist Tye Zamora looks forward to touring with 311. “It’s gonna be great, ’cause they’re like one of our most favorite bands of all time in the world,” he said.
311′s North American tour dates, according to their management (more dates will be added):
- 9/8 – San Diego, CA @ Street Scene Festival
- 9/9 – Fresno, CA @ Wild Waters Waterpark
- 9/11 – Las Vegas @ Hard Rock Hotel, The Joint
- 9/12 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
- 9/14 – Puyallup, WA @ Washington State Fair
- 9/15 – Portland, OR @ Roseland
- 9/16 – Boise, ID @ Big Easy
- 9/18 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
- 9/19 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theatre
- 9/20 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
- 9/21 – Memphis, TN @ Mud Island Amphitheatre
- 9/23 – Columbus, OH @ Brewery District Pavilion
- 9/25 – Madison, WI @ Alliant Energy Center
- 9/26 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
- 9/28 – Richmond, VA @ Classic Amphitheatre
- 9/29 – Cleveland, OH @ Nautica Stage
- 9/30 – Detroit, MI @ State Theatre
- 10/1 – Toronto, ON @ The Guvernment
- 10/2 – Montreal, QC @ Le Spectrum
- 10/4 – Lowell, MA @ Paul E. Tsongas Arena
- 10/5 – Burlington, VT @ Contois Auditorium
- 10/6 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Convention Hall
- 10/7 – New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
- 10/9 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
- 10/11 – Baltimore, MD @ Reitz Arena
- 10/12 – Washington, DC @ Nation
- 10/13 – Norfolk, VA @ The Boathouse
- 10/14 – Charleston, SC @ Joe Riley Stadium
- 10/16 – Orlando, FL @ University of Central Florida
- 10/17 – Boynton Beach, FL @ Orbit Room
- 10/18 – Gainesville, FL @ University of Florida
- 10/19 – Pensacola, FL @ Bayfront Auditorium
- 10/22 – TX @ TBA
- 10/23 – TX @ TBA
- 10/24 – TX @ TBA
- 10/25 – TX @ TBA
- 10/27 – NM @ TBA
- 10/28 – Phoenix, AZ @ Mesa Amphitheatre
- 10/30 – Santa Barbara, CA @ UCSB Events Center
- 10/31 – Los Angeles, CA @ Universal Amphitheatre