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While the COVID crisis continues to encourage staying at home, 311 is planning to give back via a free concert stream today, Tues 5/5 at 5PM PT/8PM ET on their 311 Facebook and 311 YouTube pages. In addition, the band's social pages will provide a donation link for the Heartland
Food Bank, a non-profit organization based in the group's hometown of Omaha, with 60 regional outlets servicing food to those in need during these challenging times.
"We're excited to partner with Heartland
Food Bank to bring attention and support to food fundraising during this tough period by sharing a full concert with our fans."- Nick Hexum (311)
311's concert stream is their "Voyager
" record release show from their 2019 Summer Tour (Pittsburgh 7/13/19) and will now serve as a part of their commemorative celebration of their 30th Anniversary as a band in 2020. The stream captures a 1 hour & 20-minute show filmed on six cameras in 4K HD and features the debut of new songs from latest album 'Voyager' along with the band's new visual production. 311 wants to celebrate this milestone with their fans worldwide the best way they can during this tumultuous time.
In mid May, 311 is planning an additional fundraiser for the Heartland
Food Bank. They plan to auction 34 Summer Tour autographed foil posters atThe311Store.com (hosted by Shopify) and the proceeds will also benefit the Heartland
"The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting us all," said Brian Barks, President and CEO of Food Bank for the Heartland. "But for thousands of our food-insecure neighbors across Nebraska and western Iowa, this is an especially scary time. The need for emergency meals is greater than ever while food donations are down by nearly fifty percent. We estimate the number of clients being served has increased 38 percent compared to a year ago. We are grateful for the support from Omaha's own 311 and the band's fans."
Stay tuned, as 311 has additional exciting plans leading up to their official 311band anniversary date of June 10th, including additional streaming footage & more. Details to come later this month.
Food Bank for the Heartland
is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Omaha, Nebraska that acts as a central clearinghouse distributing food to nearly 600 network partners across 77 counties in Nebraska and 16 counties in western Iowa. Food Bank for the Heartland
has distributed more than 22 million meals in FY 2019 helping thousands of children, families, seniors, veterans, and others in need. For more information, visit www.FoodBankHeartland.org.
311 was formed in 1990 in the city of Omaha, Nebraska. The group still features its original lineup 30 years later including drummer Chad Sexton, singer / guitarist Nick Hexum, singer SA Martinez, guitarist Tim Mahoney, and bassist P-Nut. At 30 years old, 311 has become one of the longest running original lineups in rock music, joining an elite list of other original lineup units like U2 and Radiohead. Over their history, 311 have released thirteen studio albums, two greatest hits albums, two live albums, three DVD's and a boxed-set and have sold over 9 million copies in the U.S. Ten albums reached the Top 10 on Billboard's Top 200 Sales Chart - and nine of their singles have reached the Top 10 on Billboard's Alternative Radio
Chart (including three #1 singles Down, Love Song & Don't Tread On Me - along with Amber, All Mixed Up, Come Original, Creatures For Awhile, Hey You and Sunset in July). The band's most recent album VOYAGER was released in June 2019 via BMG. The 13 track album was produced by Grammy-nominated producer John Feldmann (Blink-182, Panic! At the Disco) and longtime collaborator/ live engineer Scotch Ralston.