311 Deliver Epic 311 Day Weekend: Play 85 Songs & Debut 2 New Tracks

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311 just wrapped up another monstrous 311 Day in New Orleans. Every year since 2000, the Los Angeles by way of Omaha rockers, treat their devoted fans to the ultimate 311 extravaganza on March 11th. This year, the event held at the Smoothie King Center, was extra special as the band recently celebrated their 25th anniversary. Falling on a leap year certainly helped as well – allowing for a 311 Day weekend with a show on Friday and Saturday.

The band held two warm up gigs in southern California before rolling into The Big Easy. Fans historically come in from all over the world as 2014’s 311 Day saw folks from all 50 states and 13 different countries. Given it is a destination event, the 311 camp set up numerous hotel group rates, communication platforms and two free fan after parties this year, making it simple and as memorable as possible for fans. Adding to the experience, customized merchandise was available as was the bands new Amber Ale beer.

Both nights started with special videos made for the occasion (shown below). The shows themselves were filled with numerous surprises as a gospel choir joined the band on four songs Friday night and Mark McGrath made a guest appearance on Saturday night, assisting on Sugar Ray covers, “Fly,” and “Stay On.”

In total there were 85 songs played over both nights. 42 songs with two sets and an encore on night one and 43 songs with two sets and an encore on night two. Kicking off with “Hive” (also the name of the bands fanclub and studio), each studio album was showcased along with fan favorite B-Sides and rarities such as “Sun Come Through.” Two new songs were debuted as well; entitled “Hey Yo,” and “Island Sun.”

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March 11th Setlist:
First Set:
*Transistor Intro
Hive
Come Original
We Do It Like This
Misdirected Hostility
The Great Divide
Taiyed
Dancehall
Random
Flowing
Hey Yo – (New song, live debut)
Gap
Champagne
Boom Shanka
Prisoner
Never Ending Summer
Freeze Time
Eons
Summer of Love
Who’s Got the Herb?
Livin’ & Rockin’
Omaha Stylee
Second Set:
Homebrew
Electricity
From Chaos
Offbeat Bare Ass
Get Down
Rollin’
Don’t Tread on Me
Sun Come Through
Amber
Jackpot
India Ink
You Wouldn’t Believe
*Bass Solo
When the Saints Go Marching In – (With Gospel Choir)
It’s Alright – (With Gospel Choir)
I’ll Be Here Awhile – (With Piano Intro And Gospel Choir)
Tranquility – (With Gospel Choir And Chorus )
Encore:
It’s Getting OK Now
Feels So Good
Don’t Stay Home
Down

March 12th Setlist:
First Set:
Sick Tight
Loco
Beautiful Disaster
Juan Bond
Tribute
First Dimension
Writer’s Block Party – (Live debut)
Transistor
Friday Afternoon
8:16 A.M.
Time Bomb
Lose
Fly – (Sugar Ray cover) (with Mark McGrath)
Stay On – (Sugar Ray cover) (with Mark McGrath)
DLMD
There’s Always an Excuse
Full Ride
Let the Cards Fall
Six
Do You Right
Second Set:
Freak Out
Grifter – (Live debut)
Stealing Happy Hours
T & P Combo
Large in the Margin
Sand Dollars
Galaxy
Island Sun – (New song, live debut)
Starshines
Existential Hero
*Drum Solo – (Chad Sexton leading the crowd in the singing of “Hey Jude”)
Applied Science – (with full band drumline)
Sunset in July
Use of Time
Weightless
Visit
Light Years
Brodels
All Mixed Up
1,2,3
What Was I Thinking
Beyond the Gray Sky
Encore:
Unity
Creatures (For a While)

See 311 on tour this summer with Matisyahu and Sublime with Rome:

Intro Videos:

New Song “Hey Yo”

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