‘Tis the summer of 311, apparently. The alt-reggae, funk-rockers are back with a 2011 summer “Unity Tour” alongside Sublime with Rome (reaching Clarkston, Mich., July 13); their first-ever Pow Wow Festival featuring the Dirty Heads, Deftones and more in Suwannee River, Fla., in August; and plans to unleash their 12th studio album, ‘Universal Pulse,’ July 19.

The latest news out of camp 311 brings the album’s short-but-promising track listing.

“Shortest album, yet the strongest as well,” DJ and vocalist S.A. Martinez said about the album's eight tracks, in a release. “Very tight and concise. Meant to move ya, lift ya, slap ya around a lil bit, then toss your hair at the end.

“Our fans are gonna love this album,” he added. “I think it's a return to form in many ways, yet refined. The energy is great.”

Pre-sale for ‘Universal Pulse’ starts Monday (June 20) via 311’s website. Everyone who orders will have a shot to score prizes from 311, including an autographed guitar, backstage passes, photo passes, concert tickets and random autographed goodies.

In other 311 reports, frontman Nick Hexum recently was forced to step into the role of doctor and deliver his daughter, Maxine, without any medical supervision. Despite having scheduled for a midwife to deliver their second child, Hexum was pushed to deliver the baby when wife Nikki abruptly went into labor. Both mom and baby are doing fine, reports People.

311 ‘Universal Pulse’ Track Listing:

1. Time Bomb
2. Wild Nights
3. Sunset in July
4. Trouble
5. Count Me In
6. Rock On
7. Weightless
8. And A Ways To Go

311 / Sublime with Rome 2011 U.S. Tour Dates:

07/06 -- Wichita, Kan. (without Sublime with Rome)
07/08 -- Bonner Springs, Kan.
07/09 -- St. Louis, Mo.
07/12 -- Pittsburgh, Pa.
07/13 -- Detroit, Mich.
07/14 -- Chicago, Ill.
07/16 -- Cincinnati, Ohio
07/17 -- Columbus, Ohio
07/21 -- Holmdel, N.J.
07/22 -- Wantagh, N.Y.
07/23 -- Boston, Mass.
07/25 -- Bethel, N.Y.
07/26 -- Philadelphia, Pa.
07/28 -- Virginia Beach, Va.
07/29 -- Washington, D.C.
07/30 -- Atlanta, Ga.
08/01 -- Charlotte, N.C.
08/02 -- Raleigh, N.C.
08/04 through 08/06 -- Live Oak, Fla., at 311's Pow Wow Festival
08/11 -- Lake Charles, La.
08/12 -- Houston, Texas
08/13 -- Dallas, Texas
08/14 -- Austin, Texas
08/16 -- Denver, Colo.
08/17 -- Salt Lake City, Utah
08/19 -- San Diego, Calif.
08/20 -- Irvine, Calif.
08/21 -- Santa Barbara, Calif. (without Sublime with Rome)
08/23 -- San Francisco, Calif.
08/25 -- Eugene, Ore.
08/26 -- Seattle, Wash.

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