Reggae/alternative rock band 311 make an unlikely touring partnership with rapper Snoop Dogg. The two acts will embark on a jaunt aptly called "Unity Tour" this June with another rock act Fiction Plane in support, playing mostly amphitheaters.
The first date of the outing is set on June 24 in Phoenix while the latest announced schedule is August 3 in Austin, Texas. "Unity Tour" is actually a long running trek that has been conducted by 311 almost every year with supports of other acts. The name is taken from one of the band's early releases. Those who have been tagged along in the previous years include Matisyahu, The Roots and The Wailers.
Tickets are sold starting this month with the pre-sale of the first date set for April 14. Log on to 311.com for more information regarding the tour.
311 will still support their eight studio album "Don't Tread on Me" (2005) and possibly unveil some new materials from their new album that is slated for 2009. Snoop, meanwhile, is touring for his recent release "Ego Trippin'" that peaked at #3 on Billboard Hot 200 chart.