VusicOBX Summer Concert Series
311 with AWOLNATION & Neon Trees

By on March 11, 2024

UNITY is coming to the Outer Banks!

VusicOBX presents…311 with AWOLNATION & Neon Trees Friday, August 9th, 2024
ON SALE to Public 3/15 at 10am

Fan Club Presale Date: 3/12 @ 10am local – 3/14 @ 10pm local

VIP Sales Dates: 3/12 @ 10am local* – 14 days before show

Friday, August 9th, 2024

Doors: 5:00pm Show: 6:30pm

Roanoke Island Festival Park

1 Festival Park., Manteo

311

311 was formed in 1990 in Omaha, Nebraska, featuring Nick Hexum (vocals/guitar), Chad Sexton (drums), Tim Mahoney (guitar), SA Martinez (vocals/dj), and P-Nut (bass). 311 mixes rock, rap, reggae & funk into their own unique, hybrid sound –and 32 years later, the band is still regarded as one of the most entertaining & dynamic live bands in the U.S. As veterans of over 2,000 shows across 27 countries, 311 is one of the longest running original lineups in rock, alongside iconic acts like U2 and Radiohead.

311’s celebrated live shows and touring schedule have earned them a vast and dedicated following nationwide. Their annual, headlining, amphitheater show is a staple of the U.S. Summer touring season. Past support acts include: The Offspring, Snoop Dogg, Sublime with Rome, Cypress Hill, Slightly Stoopid, Dirty Heads, The Roots, Matisyahu, and Ziggy Marley. 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 records in the U.S. Ten albums have 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. For more info, visit 311.com

 

AWOLNATION

On the 2018 song “Cannonball,” AWOLNATION mastermind Aaron Bruno sang, “I wear my heart on my sleeve ‘cause it’s all that I know.” The same could be said for his multifaceted forays into music – he follows his heart not a plan. After he broke through with the improbable, worldwide hit “Sail” in 2011 – which has since been certified diamond for sales of 10 million units – Bruno could have made carbon copies to keep on rolling. But he didn’t. He continued to create a diverse umbrella of sounds to explore under that tag and released singles that both topped the modern rock radio chart and received recognition among fellow artists and his musical heroes.

While there was a clear dance/electronic and indie rock synergy on the platinum album Megalithic Symphony (2011) and its follow-up Run (2015), classic rock sounds became more prevalent on Here Come The Runts (2018) and Angel Miners & the Lightning Riders (2020). And the 2022 covers collection My Echo, My Shadow, My Covers, and Me makes you think that Bruno was born to sing tunes like Michael Sembello’s “Maniac” and the Alan Parson Project’s “Eye In the Sky”. He’s an old school soul cloaked in modern vibes.

Following the release of the 2022 covers album AWOLNATION released the first new original music since their 2020 album, with the Candy Pop EP in November 2023. AWOLNATION’s fifth original full-length album will be forthcoming in 2024.

 

NEON TREES

Tyler Glenn – lead vocals, piano, keys Chris Allen – lead guitar

Elaine Bradley – drums Branden Campbell – bass

If you’re going to something, do it with all you’ve got. That’s how Tyler Glenn approaches everything, from making music to living authentically to creating welcoming spaces for those around him. It’s also a sensibility that’s evident on Neon Trees’ upcoming fifth studio album, slated for spring 2024.

“Our last album came out during the pandemic, and it was a terrible time to put out an album,” Tyler says. “So I focused on what I could control. Most of us were out in orbit, spiraling, but writing music was something I could do. I wrote by myself, I wrote with other artists, and this collection of songs came from that. It taught me a valuable lesson in sticking with your gut. We could have released one-off singles or hopped on a trend, but as a band we’ve always done what we wanted to do and made the type of music we wanted to make. There’s a vein of honesty we’ve always evoked, but this album is as real and as honest as possible.”

 

 



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