Paul Collins Beat Brings Power Pop To The People

Launching its latest tour this week, Paul Collins Beat will be tapping local acts in each market for support duty help the band spread its DIY philosophy mixed with power pop and, best of all, affordable tickets.


Functioning as a perpetually rolling rock ’n’ roll machine, Paul Collins Beat is well-versed in DIY ethics.  Utilizing all social media, the band has assembled its own network of clubs and bands that share its do-it-yourself mantra.  The result is the ability to continue touring nationwide while keeping expenses to a minimum.

“We are proud that we can do this and still keep the ticket prices to $10 and under,” Paul Collins said.  “We play music for the people and we want them to be able to enjoy it without going broke.”

Paul Collins Beat is continuing its tradition of presenting local bands in each market that share the group’s power pop vibe.  Here are the dates along with support acts:

Sept. 4 – Rockford, Ill., Mary’s Place (Michael Whyte & The Sunset Movies & Calico Flamingos)
Sept. 5 – Columbus, Ohio, Ace Of Cups (The Girls & TKLS)
Sept. 6 – Indianapolis, Ind., Melody Inn (Brothers Gross, Melismatics from Minneapolis)
Sept. 7 – Peoria, Ill., Brass Rail (Black Roses & Orange Rooftops)
Sept. 8 – Dubuque, Iowa, The Lift (Twins)
Sept. 9 – Bloomington, Ind., The Bishop (Purple 7 & Triptides)
Sept. 10 – Chicago, Ill., Ultra Lounge (The Stranger, My Blue Valentine & Sam Vicari)
Sept. 11 – Cincinnati, Ohio, The Comet (Pretty Pretty)
Sept. 12 – Grand Rapids, Mich., Tip Top (The Campanellis)
Sept. 13 – Kalamazoo, Mich., 411 Club (Black Roses)
Sept. 14 – Cleveland, Ohio, The Happy Dog (Rainy Day Saints & Black Roses)
Sept. 15 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Howlers Coyote Café (Meeting of Important People & Neighbours)
Sept. 16 – St. Louis, Mo., Off Broadway Nightclub (TBA)
Sept. 18 – Kansas City, Mo., The Record Bar (Dead Girls & Rev Gusto)
Sept. 19 – Cedar Falls, Iowa, Octopus College Hill (Twins)
Sept. 20 – Saint Paul, Minn., Turf Club (COZY & Travis Ramin Band)
Sept. 21 – Fargo, N.D., The Aquarium (The Statmods & Nato Coles & the Blue Diamond Band)

Most shows are already on sale.  Check out for more info.