Paul Collins Beat & The Rich Hands!
Hello we are about to embark on the very first Garageland Tour, it is a new concept for touring in our little world and the idea is to try and connect all of us, bands, fans, record stores, clubs, promoters and small labels in an attempt to make the touring experience more successful and profitable for the bands who go out on the road. We want to start a network that all of the musicians, fans and professionals can tap into so we can help ourselves to get ahead.
This is a fine example of the old guard working with the new guard; Paul Collins has earned his stripes over these last 4 decades first with The Nerves, then with The Beat and now with his nonstop touring machine The Paul Collins Beat. Paul tours almost exclusively with up and coming young bands like The Rich Hands, bands that embody the new wave of The New Wave, so it all fits, it all has come full circle, so get yourself down to the show and see what all these fine people are doing to get you to shake your booty and smile, to jump up and down and…do we dare say it? Yes…have a good time!
To make the point even clearer, Paul’s new touring band is comprised of a new young band from Jacksonville Florida called The Lifeforms…https://www.facebook.com/TheLifeforms
Here are the dates & venues with the hosting record stores...
January 8th Louisville @Zanzabar w/Bad Star
January 9th Milwaukee @Bremen Café w/Prognosis Negative, Ramma Lamma & Indonesian Junk
January 10th Cedar Falls @Octopus w/Twins & The Blendours
January 12 Lincoln @ZOO Bar, Lefty’s Records w/ Ron Wax & Two Headed Dog
Tour starts with The Rich Hands
Jan 14 Denver @ Hi Dive, Wax Trax Records w/ Zebroids & Bud Bronson
Jan 15 Boise@ Nuerolux, The Record Exchange w/ Marshall Poole
Jan 16 Seattle @ The LoFi & The Victory Lounge, Singles Going Steady
w/ Acapulco Lips. Moonspinners. The Gods themselves. Bad Motivators. The Crush. The Knast
Jan 17 Portland @ The Know, PDX Record Swap @ Alberta Street American Legion Hall
w/Mean Jeans & Psychomagic
Jan 19 Chico @Duffy’s w/The Qausi Mofos
Jan 21 San Francisco @Thee Parkside, Open Mind Music
Jan 22 Long Beach @ Alex’s Bar w/ Maniac, Pool Honeys, Telephone Lovers
Jan 23 LA @The Smell, Lol Pop & Burger Records w/ Adult Books & Wyatt Blair
Jan 24 San Diego Til Two Club, Pack Ratt Records w/The Widows and Amerikan Bear
Jan 25 Tucson @ Hotel Congress, Old Paint, Gas Mask Records & Topaz Records
Jan 27 Phoenix @Yucca Tap Room, Zia Records w/Petty Things, Dogbreth, French Girls
Jan 28 El Paso @Monarch, Mother of Pearl w/Nagaldas
Jan 29 Austin @Hotel Vegas, Antone’s Record Shop
Jan 30 Houston @ Walters Downtown, The Sound Exchange w/TBC
Jan 31 Denton @Rubber Gloves w/TBC
In what has become an amazing show of support Pollstar has been posting our concerts for quite some time now we are honored to receive the support of such an influential magazine!
Feel The Noise Xmas Tour Dates!
the Paul Collins Beat & Sherbert are hitting the road together for some holiday fun!
Dec 3 Wed The Boro Murfreesboro, TN w/Parasite Diet & Suez
Dec 4 Thur Murray, KY Terrapin Station w/Parasite Diet
Dec 5 Fri Huntsville, AL The Chroma w/The Shocks
Dec 6 Sat Knoxville, TN The Pilot Light w/Ebony Eyes
Dec 7 Sun Birgmingham, AL The Nick w/The Joiners
Dec 8 Mon Baton Rouge, LA Laginappe Records w/Tess Brunet
Dec 9 Tue Tuscaloosa, AL The Druid City Brewing Company w/SDX
Dec 10 Wed Jackson, MS Hal & Mal’s w/Los Buddies
Dec 11 Thur Oxford, MS Proud Larry’s w/Tyler Kieth & The Apostles
Dec 12 Fri Memphis, TN Murphy’s Bar Goner presents Talbot Adams & Subtractions
Dec 13 Sat 5 Spot Nashville, TN w/Mystery Twins
FEEL THE NOISE TOUR 2014
Celebrating the release of Feel The Noise on Alive Records September 9!
Sep 23 Tue Chicago Cobra Lounge with Dan Vapid & The Cheats
Sep 24 Wed Louisville, KY New Vintage
Sep 25 Thur Memphis opening Goner Fest
Sep 26 Fri Jackson Martins Lounge w/Tuff Luv
Sep 27 Sat Mobile, Al Alchemy Tavern w/Hitachi Stranglers
Sep 28 Sun Hattiesburg Thirsty Hippo w/Squirm
Sep 30 Tue New Orleans Siberia Early Show! w/Red Sneakers (Japan)
Oct 1 Wed Houston Walters Downtown w/Rich Hands
Oct 2 Thur Austin Hotel Vegas w/Rich Hands
Oct 3 Fri San Antonio The Korova w/Rich Hands
Oct 4 Sat Dallas City Tavern w/Rich Hands
Oct 5 Sun Oklahoma City Blue Note w/Rich Hands
Oct 6 Mon Kansas City Record Bar w/ Rich Hands & Josh Berwanger
Oct 9 Thur St Louis The Demo w/Superslag
Oct 10 Fri Des Moines Gas Lamp
Oct 11 Sat Rockford Mary's Place w/ Benjamin Thee Worthless & The Bandwagon Of Death
Oct 12 Sun Springfield, IL Bar None w/Looming
Oct 14 Tue Indianapolis Hi Fi w/Gringo Star
Oct 15 Wed Buffalo Sportsmen Tavern
Oct 16 Thur Pittsburgh Get Hip Recordings HQ
Oct 17 Fri New Haven Café 9
Oct 18 Sat NYC Cake Shop w/Marvin Berry & The New Sound
Oct 23 Thur Niagara CMJ Show w/Twin Guns & The Johnny’s
Oct 26 Sun HMAC Harrisburg, PA
Oct 28 Tue Raleigh NC Pour House
Oct 29 Wed Chattanooga Sluggos w/Future Virgins
Oct 30 Thur Atlanta 529 Club w/Zoners
Oct 31 Fri Athens GA The World Famous w/Casper & The Cookies
Nov 1 Sat Fest Gainsville, FL @ 8 Seconds 6:40 set http://thefestfl.com/schedule
Nov 3 Mon Jacksonville, FL Underbelly
Nov 4 Tue Charleston Tin Roof w/DUMB Doctors
Nov 5 Wed Richmond VA Gallery 5 w/Christi/Cherry Pits & Paul Ivey
Our shows are promoted online by Pollstar
ALL ACROSS THE USA TOUR 2014!
5/29 Berwyn Wire w/Inspectors
5/30 Milwaukee Linneman’s w/The Olives, Josh Berwanger & Indonesian Junk
5/31 Minneapolis Lee's Liquor Lounge w/ Georgia Peach Band & Josh Berwanger
6/1 Fargo Aquarium w/Les Dirty Frenchmen
6/3 Bozeman Filling Station TBC
6/6 Seattle Barboza w/Big Eyes & The Knast
6/7 Portland East End w/Mean Jeans, The Cry & Defect Defect
6/9 Chico Duffy’s w/Severance Package
6/10 Fresno The Fulton 55 w/Sparklejet & Poplord
6/11 San Francisco Hemlock w/ Modern Kicks & Angola Debs
6/12 Upland, CA 2nd Ave Saloon w/The Railslpitters & Voyage of The Beagle
6/13 San Diego Til Two w/Javier Escovedo & Go Go Lords
6/14 Tempe Yucca Tap Room w/The Urge, Linguas Largas, Numb Bats & The Sex
6/15 El Paso Lowbrow w/Nalgadas
6/17 Austin Hotel Vegas w/Bad Lovers & Pharaohs
6/19 Carbondale, IL Hanger 9 w/Secondary Modern & Sherbert
6/20 Columbus Ace of Cups w/The Girls & Sherbert
6/21 Cleveland Happy Dog w/Sherbert
6/22 Louisville Zanzabar w/Sherbert
6/24 St. Louis The Demo w/Sherbert & Bruiser Queen
6/25 Cincinnati Comet w/Sherbert
6/26 Nashville 5 Spot w/Sherbert & Fox Fun
6/27 Athens HiLo w/Ceiling Fan & Sherbert
6/28 Richmond Empire w/Ar-Kaics & Cherry Pits
7/2 New York Cake Shop w/ 1-800 Band, Fletcher C. Johnson & Games
As always we would not be able to do these tours without the help and support of all the local bands that will play with us along the way, not only do they help promote the shows, they share gear with us, have fun with us and sometimes they even give us a place to sleep! Keep on rocking!
We are proud to have all our shows listed in Pollstar, the leading concert magazine in America!
We love all the fab posters folks are making these days...many thanks!
Paul Collins Beat set to play with Shoes @ Bell House May 10th as part of Trouser Press’s Power Pop Festival
May 9th & 10th will bring an all star line up to the New York area, both DwightTwilley & Shoes are set to make rare New York area appearances to help celebrate Trouser Press’s 40th anniversary. Also performing are Chicago’s mythic power pop band, Pez Band. Local favorites, 1-800 Band & Games will
perform as openers.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Paul Collins Beat Goes To China
In January Collins gave Pollstar a heads up on his China plans during an interview focusing on how he applies his do-it-yourself methods to touring. For Collins, playing the small towns is as important as his big city gigs.
“We’regoing to take a bullet train from Shanghai to Beijing and play all these little
towns where they don’t even know what rock ’n’ roll is,” Collins told Pollstar. “It’s going to be through the roof.”
Collins’ tour of China actually begins near Shanghai in the community of Songjiang.Stops along the way include Suzhou, Nanjing, Wuhan, Hefei and Qingdao before wrapping in Beijing. Here’s the schedule:
March 6 – Songjiang, Du Yin Jia (Independent Music House)
March 7 – Suzhou, Tunnel Bar
March 8 –Shanghai, Yuyintang
March 9 – Kunshan, Whales Bar
March 11– Nanjing, Castle Bar
March 12– Wuhan, Vox
March 13 – Hefei, On The Way Bar
March 14– Qingdao, Downtown Bar
March 15– Beijing, Yogong Yishan
PAUL COLLINS BEAT/PARASITE DIET JANUARY TOUR 2014
Once again the spirit of DIY Rock n Roll will take to the high roads and blitzkrieg its way around the US of A! Parasite Diet, an up and coming Punk Pop band out of Nashville will team up with the Paul Collins Beat self-proclaimed King of Power Pop to ply their brand of guitar driven rock n roll on unsuspecting kids anywhere they can. The festivities will begin in Green Bay, WI at The Crunchy Frog the perfect place for these two bands to start their odyssey that will snake its way down through the middle of the country and eventually wind up in the crown jewel of The South…New Orleans. Make no mistake about it rock n roll is alive and well and thriving in the clubs in towns all across America, yeah it may be on the outside of the limelight, you won’t hear about it Rolling Stone, but who reads Rolling Stone anymore? Tour after tour Paul Collins and his Beat are undaunted in their belief that rock n roll can still be fun, affordable and loud! What started out as a lark some five years ago when he hit the road with Gentlemen Jesse (ATL) as his opener and backup band, has turned in to a way of life. Hundreds of shows later, done with countless new and up and coming bands from all parts of America they show no signs of stopping. Sure this is nothing new and bands are criss-crossing the country right now as we speak, what makes this important is the style of music that is being expunged here…Power Pop, rock n roll at its most melodic point, songs, harmonies and an uplifting message that says lets have some fun, let’s try to kiss some girls and let’s dance! This is the kind of music young kids can dream about, soaring melodies that lift you up out of your seat and take you on a ride into outer space.
Yeah it’s no big deal really, songs about work, love and travel the stuff that has moved people for generations, but if you take a chance and check out a show and see the crowd movin and a grooving, dancing and smiling, bouncing up and down in time to the music, then you will have a whole different attitude about what it is that is happening, you will see that maybe it’s no big deal but it is damn good!
Writers, editors, DJ’s and programmer’s we need your help in getting the word out to the people in your town who will dig this, and they are out there, this we know to be true, all it takes is the spark to get them going, in the end all we want to do is give them a good time.
In these times we live in, where hardly anyone does anything by hand anymore, we are out there, using our god given talents, no machines involved outside of an automobile to bring our music to the people just like it was in the beginning.
There is whole new scene out there brewing underground, what was once old has now become new again, this is the perfect pairing, Paul Collins cut his teeth in The Nerves & The Beat legendary groups from a bye gone era and Parasite Diet, a new young band that carries the torch for the next generation….
Read about in Pollstar! http://www.pollstar.com/news_article.aspx?ID=808750
BEAT/MISS CHAIN & THE BROKEN HEELS NOVEMBER EURO TOUR 2013
We are proud to have our tour dates listed in Pollstar the concert industry standard!
BEAT/MAXIES “Power Pop For Punk People” OCTOBER TOUR 2013
MIDWEST SEPTEMBER TOUR 2013
JUNE DATES 2013!
WEST COAST MAY TOUR 2013!
Once again we will be joined by a host of great new bands
the widows, the cry, cute lepers, after hours, bad cop bad cop, courtney & the crushers, big eyes, loud eyes, english singles, hot nun and more!
New show added May 6 Continental Room Fullerton w/87’s, Bee’s Knees & The Cry! https://www.facebook.com/events/494336813948077/
MIDWEST TOUR FEB 6-16 2013
First Tour of 2013!
EUROPEAN TOUR 2012 Italy/Holland/Germany/Sweden/Norway/Spain
For the very first time ever!
Paul Collins Beat to tour with The English Beat!
Additional Shows without The English Beat
The band will play some extra shows on this tour on their own.
Oct 22 MON– Grand Rapids, MI –The Pyramid Scheme w/Amoebas
Oct 25 THUR–Columbus, OH Ace of Cups w/The Girls
Oct 31–WED- Lafayette, IN –Black Sparrow Halloween!
Nov 1 THUR– Bloomington, IN –The Bishop w/Purple Seven
Nov 2 FRI–Atlanta, GA– The Earl w/Missing Monuments & Glory Fires
Nov SAT 3– Chattanooga, TN JJ’s Bohemia w/Future Virgins
New Tour Dates Summer 2012 Boston, Portland & NYC!
New Tour Dates Summer 2012 Spain & Italy
Return Tour of Australia! May 11th to May 19th, 2012
Tickets available soon through Moshtix and Zombie Dog Entertainment
Peter Case and Paul Collins Hit The Road...Together!
For many years fans around the globe would ask...when will there be a tour with Peter & Paul doing all their great songs from their early days? Well dear friends and fans, that day has finally come! On March 1, 2012 The Peter Case/Paul Collins Tour with band starts in Vancouver, Canada at the Iron Road Studios!
The Beat Army Midwest Tour - 2012
The Beat Army Rules!