'311 Day' Moves to Las Vegas for 2010
The Ultimate 311 Concert Experience On-Sale 10/31
Every other year on March 11th ("311 Day"), the multi-platinum group 311 holds a very special concert event that attracts thousands of fans from around the world. The event is typically held in New Orleans. As a result, the mayor of New Orleans officially proclaimed March 11th as "311 Day" in New Orleans. However, due to a massive medical convention overtaking the vast majority of hotel rooms in downtown New Orleans, the 311 Day concert for 2010 is moving to Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, NV.
Billed as "the ultimate 311 concert experience," 311 Day is the premiere event for 311 fans to gather and celebrate their love of the band and to witness an extraordinary 311 show. 311 plays an extended setlist (5 hours) of hits, rarities, covers and classics; backed by a state of the art light and special effects show. Past shows have also included appearances by circus performers, aerial acrobats, fire twirlers, stilt walkers, drumlines, and marching bands.
March 11th is considered a holiday to 311 fans around the globe - and 311's dedicated following of fans travel to the 311 Day show from far and wide. For 311 Day 2008, tickets were sold to fans in all 50 US states and 13 different countries. The band played a 5 hour show (63 songs) for a sold out crowd of 14,000+ at New Orleans Arena.
A "Live From New Orleans" DVD of the 311 Day 2004 show was released in October 2004 and is now certified Platinum. With many music fans having heard about the concert or having seen the DVD...the legacy of 311 Day is now stronger than ever. And the 311 Day concert event in Las Vegas will certainly live up to the legacy.
It's clear that 311 Day has become more than a concert. It's a true happening. An event that began organically and has taken on a life of it's own. On March 11, 2010, Vegas will be swarming with 311 fans - meeting there together to celebrate the music of 311.
The general on-sale for the 311 Day concert at Mandalay Bay Events Center (March 11th, 2010) will go on sale Saturday, October 31st at 10:00AM PDT via Ticketmaster, Ticketmaster.com and the Mandalay Bay Events Call Center, 877-632-7400.
311's current album Uplifter was recently released June, 2nd 2009 and debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200; the band's highest chart position to date. The Omaha-bred, Los Angeles-based 311 have released 10 albums and three DVD's and have sold over 8.5 million units in the US. Uplifter is the band's 6th Top 10 album. The band has had 8 singles reach the Top 10 on Billboard's Modern Rock Chart including the #1 hits "Down," "Love Song" and "Don't Tread On Me."
For more information on 311, 311 Day and concert dates visit www.311.com.
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