311 map another summer ‘Unity’ tour

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Summer is just around the corner and perennial summertime favorites 311 have revealed plans to return the road. The 90’s rock favorites will join forces with special guests Cypress Hill and G. Love and Special Sauce for the latest edition of their annual summer outing. The tour will stop in Massachusetts for a night at the Comcast Center in Mansfield on Friday, July 12. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $37 to $57, are now on sale through Live Nation.

“We’re super excited for Unity Tour 2013!” declared 311 vocalist Nick Hexum in a press release. “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!”

With no new album to promote, 311 fans can expect a set packed with favorites and greatest hits. The Omaha-based rockers’ last studio release was 2011’s Universal Pulse. Produced by Bob Rock (Aerosmith, Metallica), the band’s tenth studio effort features singles “Sunset in July” and “Count Me In”. With only eight songs to its name, the record barely makes the cut as a full-length album versus a shorter EP.

Cypress Hill released Cypress x Rusko, a 5-track collaborative EP with popular dubstep DJ/Producer Rusko, last year. Their last full-length release was 2010’s Rise Up.

G. Love and Special Sauce continue to promote 2011’s Fixin’ To Die. Produced by Seth and Scott Avett of the Avett Brothers, the album combines G. Love originals with covers of Paul Simon, the Velvet Underground and more. It was recorded in a little over a week at the Echo Mountain Studios in Asheville, North Carolina.

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