311 Chooses Slightly Stoopid for 2012 Unity Tour
Nebraska rockers 311 have announced that Slightly Stoopid will accompany them on this year’s annual “Unity Tour,” which will take place this summer.
The tour will kick off on July 4, though the city and venue for that date currently are listed as TBD. The first scheduled show will be two days later on July 6 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The bands will then stay on the road for most of the summer, and the last show will be held September 5 in Redmond, Wash.
Depending on the city, the two groups will be supported by either SOJA or the Aggrolites.
If you can’t wait until summer to get your 311 fix, you can catch them at the House of Blues in New Orleans, which they will play on both May 7 and May 8. After that, the band will takeover a Carnival cruise ship for the 311 Caribbean Cruise, which will find the band and a horde of 311 fans traveling from Miami to Half Moon Cay, Bahamas and back May 10-14. Joining 311 on the cruise will be 12 other artists including The Dirty Heads, Shwayze & Cisco and Ballyhoo!
The first “Unity Tour” was held in 2007 and has occurred every year since with the exception of 2008. New supporting acts are chosen for the tour every year.
311 released their most recent album, Unity Pulse, in July of last year. It is the band’s 10th studio album and debuted at number 7 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
Slightly Stoopid was originally signed by the late Sublime frontman Bradley Nowell to his own Skunk Records, and released a debut album in 1996. Their most recent album, Slightly Not Stoned Enough to Eat Breakfast Yet Stoopid, was released on the group’s own Stoopid Records in 2008. The album contains seven tracks from a previously released EP of the same name, as well as a number of outtakes and rare songs.