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311_caribbean_cruiseedit.jpgTo answer your question, yes, the rock band, 311 is still around. In fact, the Omaha-based group ? which became popular in the 90s ? celebrates March 11 (or 3/11) every other year by rewarding their faithful followers with a lengthy concert of upwards of 60 songs (dubbed 311 Day) that showcases their work over the past 20 years. (The most recent – which was hosted in Las Vegas – sold out in a single day and lasted more than five hours.) Next year, the band is switching things up and ringing in March 2011 on a four-night cruise from Miami to Turks & Caicos aboard the Carnival Destiny. The cruise will feature three performances from the band, a Q & A session, a photo op, and music from DJ Soulman, Pepper, and other artists that have yet to be announced.

Song requests are being taken as the set list takes shape, but you can bet some of their classics like “All Mixed Up,” “Who’s Got the Herb,” and “Come Original,” will find a way on there. Although the cruise doesn’t embark until March 3, the pre-sale frenzy begins August 18. Cruise fares start at $599/person for four people in an interior cabin.


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Interestingly enough, despite all the commotion, the name of the band has nothing to do with March 11. The name “311” was coined because the original guitarist was arrested for indecent exposure, and the officer wrote the corresponding police code on the ticket. To book your own 311 ticket, visit www.311.com.


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