Q&A with Nick Hexum on 311′s Caribbean Cruise
By Jay Tilles
For nearly two-and-a-half decades 311 has delivered a high-energy, rock-rap-reggae fusion to audiences around the globe. And after all those years, it turns out the Omaha natives have grown too adventurous to keep their concerts anchored to land. As a result, the band has announced their 311 Caribbean Cruise IV, a four-night trip from Miami to Ocho Rios, Jamaica aboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s ship Norwegian Pearl from February 25 to March 1, 2015.
To make this voyage more unique than previous trips to Turks & Caicos or Great Stirrup Cay, 311 will perform three shows each being a different set with one featuring 1999′s hit album Soundsystem in its entirety. According to the band, this is the first time they’ll have ever performed the album live from start to finish.
311 will also perform songs from the eleventh and newest album, Stereolithic, which was released earlier this year.
Speaking to Radio.com from a tour stop in Columbus, Ohio, Nick Hexum explained how the latest album was their most collaborative effort yet. The frontman also answered a few questions about touring, their love of ocean cruises and coming to grips with having soundtracked many of their fans’ lives.