In fact, it may have been difficult for die-hard fans to discern which version of the band was present – save for the band playing songs from across its 12-album catalog. The band delivered a 24-song set that included hits, fan favorites, tracks from the new album Mosaic, and a raging bass solo that erupted into thunderous applause.
311’s eclectic musical journey took flight following openers New Politics. With the restless crowd chanting, “311, 3-3-11,” between bands, the Nebraska-based musicians responded with Mosaic’s hard hitting “Perfect Mistake,” out of the gate.
From there, 311 – comprised of vocalist/guitarist Nick Hexum, vocalist/DJ SA Martinez, lead guitarist Tim Mahoney, bassist P-Nut and Chad Sexton on the kit – took the eager crowd through a nearly 25-year musical journey. 311’s lively brand of rock, funk, hip-hop and reggae was delivered through “Homebrew,” “Omaha Stylee” (Grassroots, 1994); “Come Original” (Soundsystem, 1999); “Amber” (From Chaos, 2001); “Creatures” (Evolver, 2003), “‘Til the City’s on Fire,” “Wildfire” (Mosaic 2017); and others.
After years of consistent touring - 24 out of the last 25 years - 311 upheld their reputation Saturday night as one of the most entertaining and dynamic live bands in the U.S. 311 continues its summer run through early September; for additional tour dates, visit 311’s website here.