Paul Collins Beat Goes To China

Paul Collins takes his DIY attitude to China where his Beat will play a series of shows in different towns beginning in early March.
The Brass Rail, Peoria, Ill.

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’re going 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

Collins plans to supply Pollstar with a tour diary and photos of China once his journey begins.  Click here for the website and here for his January interview.