311, Hoobastank Bond For Int'l Tour

Funk/pop quintet 311 and modern rock act Hoobastank have just kicked off the international leg of a lengthy tour, the U.S. portion of which is now confirmed. The stateside trek will begin Feb. 28 in S

Funk/pop quintet 311 and modern rock act Hoobastank have just kicked off the international leg of a lengthy tour, the U.S. portion of which is now confirmed. The stateside trek will begin Feb. 28 in San Francisco and conclude April 6 in St. Louis. Incubus is also on the bill for the international dates but will not be a part of the U.S. portion of the tour.

The March 11 stop at New Orleans' UNO Lakefront Arena should be a standout on the jaunt, as the city's mayor, Marc H. Morial, has proclaimed the date as "3-11 Day." The group plans to play an extended show in honor of its day, mixing plenty of rarities in with its usual set. According to a spokesperson, the show will feature "special guests and surprises."

311 is touring in support of last year's "From Chaos" (Volcano), which debuted at No. 10 on The Billboard 200. Hoobastank's self-titled Island debut climbed to No. 72 on The Billboard 200 this week; the single "Crawling in the Dark" is No. 17 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.

Here are the 311/Hoobastank U.S. tour dates:

Feb. 28: San Francisco (Warfield Theatre)
March 1: Bakersfield, Calif. (Bakersfield Civic Auditorium)
March 2: Las Vegas (House of Blues)
March 4: Orem, Utah (McKay Events Center)
March 6: Vail, Colo. (Dobson Arena)
March 7: Fort Collins, Colo. (Moby Gym at Colorado State University)
March 9: Dallas (Bronco Bowl)
March 10: Houston (International Ballroom)
March 11: New Orleans (UNO Lakefront Arena)
March 13: Sunrise, Fla. (Sunrise Musical Theatre)
March 14: Orlando, Fla. (Hard Rock Cafe)
March 15: Myrtle Beach, S.C. (House of Blues)
March 16: Raleigh, N.C. (the Ritz)
March 17: Charlotte, N.C. (Grady Cole Center)
March 18: Atlanta (Tabernacle)
March 20: Norfolk, Va. (Boathouse)
March 21: Washington, D.C. (Nation)
March 22: Pomona, N.J. (Stockton College Sports Center)
March 23: Philadelphia (Electric Factory)
March 24: Lock Haven, Pa. (Lock Haven University)
March 26: Portland, Maine (State Theatre)
March 27: Hartford, Conn. (Webster Theatre)
March 28: New York (venue TBA)
March 29: Durham, N.H. (Whittemore Center Arena)
March 30: Worcester, Mass. (Palladium)
April 1: Cleveland (Agora Theatre)
April 3: Detroit (State Theatre)
April 4: Chicago (Aragon)
April 6: St. Louis (Pageant)