POLLSTAR : Paul Collins Beat To ‘Feel The Noise’



The master of DIY touring returns to the road next month in support of a new album. Stops for the Paul Collins Beat include Chicago, Louisville, New Orleans, Kansas City, Atlanta and Gainesville.

This time around the power-pop driven Collins is supporting his 15th release. Feel The Noise arrives Sept. 9 on Alive Records.
Known in the touring biz as an artist who books his own dates and support bands, Collins’ next road trip is an extensive journey covering states east of the Rockies. Keeping his method of operation where he plays with up-and-coming bands, this outing will include performances by Dan Vapid & The Cheats, Hitachi Stranglers, Bad Lovers, Rich Hands, Future Virgins and others. But no matter who Collins has on the ticket, his Beat is guaranteed to rock the house on every date.

Here’s the plan:
Sept. 23 – Chicago, Ill., Cobra Lounge (with Dan Vapid & The Cheats)
Sept. 24 – Louisville, Ky., The New Vintage
Sept. 25 – Memphis, Tenn., Various Venues (Gonerfest)
Sept. 26 – Jackson, Miss., Martin’s (with Tuff Luv)
Sept. 27 – Mobile, Ala., Alchemy Tavern (with Hitachi Stranglers)
Sept. 28 – Hattiesburg, Miss., Thirsty Hippo (with Squirm)
Sept. 30 – New Orleans, La., Siberia (with Bad Lovers)
Oct. 1 – Houston, Texas, Walters Downtown (with Rich Hands)
Oct. 2 – Austin, Texas, Hotel Vegas (with Rich Hands)
Oct. 3 – San Antonio, Texas, The Korova (with Rich Hands)
Oct. 4 – Dallas, Texas, Double Wide (with Rich Hands)
Oct. 5 – Oklahoma City, Okla., Blue Note (with Rich Hands)
Oct. 6 – Kansas City, Mo., The Record Bar (with Rich Hands and Josh Berwanger)
Oct. 9 – St. Louis, Mo., The Demo (with Superslag)
Oct. 10 – Des Moines, Iowa, The Gas Lamp
Oct. 11 – Rockford, Ill., Mary’s Place
Oct. 12 – Springfield, Ill., Bar None (with Looming)
Oct. 14 – Indianapolis, Ind., Hi-Fi
Oct. 15 – Buffalo, N.Y., Sportsmens Tavern
Oct. 16 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Get Hip Recordings HQ
Oct. 17 – New Haven, Conn., Cafe Nine
Oct. 18 – New York, N.Y., Cake Shop (with Marvin Berry & The New Sound)
Oct. 23 – Brooklyn, N.Y., Various Venues (CMJ Music Marathon with Twin Guns & The Johnny’s)
Oct. 28 – Raleigh, N.C., The Pour House Music Hall
Oct. 29 – Chattanooga, Tenn., Sluggo’s North (with Future Virgins)
Oct. 30 – Atlanta, Ga., 529 (with Zoners)
Oct. 31 – Athens, Ga., The World Famous (with Casper & The Cookies)
Nov. 1 – Gainesville, Fla., Various Venues (The Fest)
Nov. 3 – Jacksonville, Fla., Jax Underbelly
Nov. 4 – Charleston, S.C., Tin Roof
Nov. 5 – Richmond, Va., Gallery 5