311's New Album Don't Tread On Me Debuts at #5 on Billboard's Album Chart; Single # 6* on Modern Rock Radio
311's 8th and latest studio album Don't Tread On Me debuts on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart at #5 this week. The album consists of 11 new tracks produced by Ron Saint Germain and 311. The album is also the #1 on the Digital, Current Alternative, #1 Top Hard Music and Retailers Charts according to SoundScan.
At radio, the title track and first single "Don't Tread On Me" moves from #7 to #6* on both the Modern Rock and R&R Alternative Chart this week. The song has been at radio for only 5 weeks.
While in New York recently, 311 taped a performance at the Fuse studios for 7th Ave Drop. Both the performance as well as their newest music video (directed by Colourmovie) will be debuting on Fuse Monday, August 29th.
311 fans are a web savvy group, so an online promotion was staged in partnership with popular lifestyle portal, MySpace. A stream of the entire album was made available exclusively on 311's artist profile (www.myspace.com/311) one week prior to its release. Over the course of the week, Don't Tread On Me was streamed nearly 130,000 times by MySpace members. The band shot to #2 on the site's "Top Bands" chart and added over 30,000 new members to its community of "friends." Also, a majority of the Digital sales were generated by a promotion on the iTunes Music Store--offered two weeks before release date-whereby all pre-orders for the album received an additional three bonus tracks. The album held the #1 slot on the iTunes Album Chart through its release.
Omaha-bred, Los Angeles-based 311 have released 8 studio albums (5 Gold, 1 Platinum, and 1 Triple-Platinum), a live album and three DVD's (1 Gold, 2 Platinum). Four of their releases have reached the Top 10 on Billboard's Top 200 Album Charts. Six singles have gone into the Top 10 on Billboard's Modern Rock Chart including the #1 hits "Down" and "Love Song." The band has sold over 7 million albums in the U.S. Don't Tread On Me is the band's 6th Top 10 200 Album and their 2nd Top5 Top 200 Album.
The band, known for their dynamic live shows, are currently out on the road in support of the new album (and in celebration of their 15 year anniversary) with support bands Papa Roach and Unwritten Law in select cities*:
311 SUMMER TOUR 2005: August 24 Philadelphia, PA* Penns Landing August 25 Virginia Beach, VA* Virginia Beach Amphitheatre August 26 Washington DC* Nissan Pavilion August 27 Atlanta, GA* Hi Fi Buys August 28 Memphis, TN* Mud Island August 30 Birmingham, AL Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre September 1 Jacksonville, FL* Metro Park Amphitheatre September 2 West Palm Beach, FL* Sound Advice Amphitheatre September 3 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre September 4 Pensacola, FL* Civic Center September 7 Baton Rouge, LA* Centroplex September 8 Corpus Christi, TX* Concrete Street Amphitheatre September 9 Houston, TX* The Woodlands September 10 Austin, TX* The Music Hall September 11 Dallas, TX* Smirnoff Music Center September 13 Norman, OK Lloyd Noble Center September 14 Albuquerque, NM Convention Center September 15 El Paso, TX County Coliseum More dates for the fall to be announced. For more information contact: Gina Orr/Jive Records T: 310-449-2650 or firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.311.com
SOURCE: Jive Records
CONTACT: Gina Orr of Jive Records, +1-310-449-2650,