The New Collisions Set Debut Release
Greg Hawkes, the legendary keyboard player from The Cars, happened to catch one of the band's first shows. Over the spring, he worked with the band and with platinum-selling producer Anthony Resta (Duran Duran, Missing Persons), another early fan.
Influences from the New Wave explosion of '77-'83, plus the early 60s of Phil Spector and Brian Wilson, meet a modern, dancey, intense sound. There are powerful female vocals, jagged analog synth, sweeping harmonies, catchy dance rhythms, and a message of lost youth in a world falling apart.
Suddenly a three-month-old band was selling out large clubs in Boston. The first tracks garnered full pages in The Boston Globe, The Boston Phoenix, and The Boston Herald, and wild praise from every blog tuned in to the local scene. It wasn't long before the phone rang, with an offer to go on tour this summer: The B-52s had chosen The New Collisions as their support act. Soon another offer came: Blondie--the band's number one influence--asked The New Collisions to be direct support at an upcoming show.
Oct 1 2009 10:00P Lucky Dog Music Hall Worcester, Massachusetts
Oct 8 2009 8:00P Sierra Grille Northampton, Massachusetts
Oct 22 2009 8:00P Bowery Poetry NYC, NY
Oct 23 2009 9:00P Castaways Ithaca, NY
Oct 25 2009 8:00P The Brewery State College, Pennsylvania
Oct 31 2009 9:00P Acadia Café Minneapolis, MN
Nov 1 2009 8:00P The Frequency Madison, Wisconsin
Nov 2 2009 8:00P Riot Room Kansas City, Missouri
Nov 3 2009 8:00P The Gramophone St. Louis, Missouri
Nov 5 2009 8:00P Rock Lobster Indianapolis, Indiana
Nov 7 2009 8:00P The Smiling Moose Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Nov 8 2009 8:00P Trash Bar New York City, New York
Nov 12 2009 9:00P Sierra Grill Northampton, Massachusetts
Nov 13 2009 8:00P The Middle East Cambridge, Massachusetts
Nov 14 2009 9:00P The Black Cat Washington D.C.
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