311’s Chad Sexton Switches to Pearl

In a victory for drumming purists everywhere, Pearl has announced that 311’s Chad Sexton has left his former company (Orange County Drums and Percussion) for greener pastures. Having endorsed Pearl’s hardware for awhile, he finally saw the light and wisely left ODCP. No brainer to me. Go Chad!



Pearl Drums is very proud to announce their newest addition to their artist roster, Chad Sexton of 311. As we all know, 311 is one of the premier acts of our time with a career spanning over 19 years and receiving multiple platinum and gold albums worldwide. 311 is set to release their latest installment to their legendary career with their new album “Uplifter”whose deluxe version includes an 80 minute documentary titled, “The Road to 311 Day”. Uplifter, which was produced by Bob Rock (Metallica, Bon Jovi, Motley Crue, Aerosmith), is scheduled to drop on June 2nd and their first single off the album, “Hey You”hits the airwaves on April 17th.

Chad Sexton is no stranger to the Pearl family. Being a long time Pearl Hardware endorsee, Chad recognized the company for its service and support of its artists, as well as the quality and dependability of Pearl Drums. Drumming in a major International act can put a heavy strain, and much demand, on your equipment each night. Being the leader in innovation and technology, Pearl has found a way to not only provide fantastic sounding drums, but also to make those drums durable and dependable every time you sit down behind them. Chad recognizes this, the same way 311 fans and drummers around the world recognize Chad’s unforgettable snare tone that he has obtained from his Pearl Free-Floating snare used throughout his tenure with 311. Those same renowned tones that have backed 311 for years are still prominent today with the upcoming release of “Uplifter”.

311 is starting back up where they left off, dominating the charts, traveling the world, and selling out amphitheatres on a nightly basis. The band is gearing up to embark on their spring tour from April 15-May 16, and their annual Summer Unity Tour which runs from June 3-July 12.   Tickets and other information about the upcoming tours, and more information about “Uplifter”can be found at or “Uplifter”hits stores on June 2nd so be sure to go out and pick up a copy wherever music is sold.

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