(Submitted) Paul Collins will be kicking off a Midwest tour on February 18th in Milwaukee with garage-pop rockers The Half Rats, just prior to Paul Collins Beat tour of Japan and Australia in March and April.
Collins is one of the originators of the high-energy sound known as Power Pop and co-founder of The Nerves, The Breakaways And THE BEAT.
King Of Power Pop! (on Alive Records) is Paul's latest studio album and it's a complete return to his roots - to power pop, the sound he helped create and popularize, a sound that has seen a resurgence in recent years, a sound that is here to stay!
Paul Collins Beat / The Half Rats 2011 Midwest Tour Dates
02.18 Milwaukee, Wi - Club Garibaldi (W/ The Mid West Beat)
02.19 Chicago, Il - Subterranean (W/ The Sleepovers)
02.20 Lafayette, In - The Black Sparrow (W/ Eric & The Happy Thoughts)
02.21 Bloomington, In - The Bishop (W/ Charlie & The Skunks)
02.22 Indianapolis, In - The Vollrath
02.23 Columbus, Oh - The Summit (W/ Exwhites / Paul Dull & His Media Whores)
02.24 Cleveland, Oh - Now That's Class (W/ The Wolly Bullies)
02.25 Detroit, Mi - Lager House (W/ The Sights)
02.26 Kalamazoo, Mi - Louie's (W/ Amoebas)