311 to Kick Off Unity Tour 2013 in Kansas City

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311, Cypress Hill and G Love & Special Sauce will join forces for Unity Tour 2013, which kicks off this Tuesday, July 2, at the Starlight Amphitheatre in Kansas City. This marks the 11th consecutive summer that 311 has headlined amphitheatres with their summer Unity Tour.

This year’s installment of the annual summertime trek hits amphitheaters nationwide through August 4th. Tickets for select shows are now on sale starting April 12. On-sale dates listed at www.311.com/shows.

After years of incessant touring, 311 have developed a reputation as one of the most entertaining live bands in the U.S. Their celebratory live shows and hybrid sound have earned them a massive grassroots following and a catalog of modern rock hits, including “Down”, “All Mixed Up”, “Amber”, “Come Original” “Beautiful Disaster” and “Sunset in July”.

Asked about this summer’s tour, 311 vocalist Nick Hexum commented, “We’re super excited for Unity Tour 2013! We had a blast touring with Cypress Hill in ’96 and with G Love in ’03…and we’re really glad we can all hit the road together this summer. Will make for a killer show. Lots of sick hip-hop beats and summertime grooves. Gonna be fun!”

Cypress Hill have sold over 18 million albums worldwide. With hits such as “Insane in the Brain”, “(Rock) Superstar” and “Hits from the Bong,” the band has been nominated for three Grammy awards and is heralded as one of the best known and most respected groups in all of Hip-Hop.

G Love & Special Sauce bring their alternative-blues-hip-hop sound back to the Unity Tour – after joining 311 for the summer 2003 tour. G Love’s unique sound has led the group to major festival appearances (Bonnaroo, Lolapalooza, etc) – and to collaborations with artists such as Jack Johnson and the Avett Brothers.

UNITY TOUR 2013
311 with CYPRESS HILL and G LOVE & SPECIAL SAUCE

JULY
7/2 Tues Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre
7/3 Wed Chicago, IL Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island
7/5 Fri Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
7/7 Sun Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
7/9 Tues Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
7/10 Wed Philadelphia, PA Penns Landing
7/12 Fri Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
7/13 Sat Wantagh, NY Jones Beach Amphitheatre
7/14 Sun VA Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live Amphitheatre
7/17 Wed Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7/19 Fri Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live Amphitheatre
7/20 Sat Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
7/21 Sun West Palm, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre **
7/23 Tues Tampa, FL Ask Gary Amphitheatre **
7/24 Wed Pensacola, FL Civic Center
7/26 Fri Austin, TX ACL Live at Moody Theatre
7/27 Sat Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion **
7/29 Mon Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
7/30 Tue Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
AUGUST
8/1 Thurs San Francisco, CA American’s Cup Pavilion
8/2 Fri Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
8/3 Sat Chula Vista, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre **
8/4 Sun Las Vegas, NV The Joint @ Hard Rock Hotel

** Sublime with Rome and Pennywise added to lineup.

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