Published Feb 10, 2016In the true spirit of rocking power pop, New York's Paul Collins Beat and Montreal's Dany Laj & the Looks have announced a joint tour through North America.
The month-long run will see the two bands start in Ontario and make their way through Canada westward, before heading down the coast through the United States. A date at Toronto's Cadillac Lounge kicks things off on March 30, while a performance at the Acheron in Brooklyn will cap things on April 30. Local bands from each tour stop will provide support.
A number of the U.S. dates will also feature a Record Fair/Happy Hour with a DJ performing ahead of the gigs themselves, a concept that Collins has been pioneering since last year. A press release explains that local record stores are invited to bring a selection of vintage rock LPs for showgoers to browse through while enjoying a few drinks.
"This has been the single best idea to get the shows to be more fun and bring people out earlier so the opener can play to a crowd!" Collins explained in a statement.
Scroll through Collins and Laj's entire tour schedule below.
03/30 Toronto, ON - The Cadillac Lounge
03/31 Hamilton, ON - This Ain't Hollywood
04/01 London, ON - Call the Office
04/02 Montreal, QC - TRH Bar
04/03 Ottawa, ON - TBD
04/04 Sudbury, ON - Townehouse Tavern
04/05 Thunder Bay, ON - The Apollo
04/06 Winnipeg, MB - The Pyramid Cabaret
04/07 Saskatoon, SK - Amigo's Cantina
04/08 Edmonton, AB - 9910
04/09 Lethbridge, AB - TBD
04/10 Calgary, AB - Ship & Anchor
04/12 Nelson, BC - The Royal
04/14 Enderby, BC - Lorenzo's
04/15 Vancouver, BC - Astoria
04/16 Kelowna, BC - Doc Willoughby's
04/17 Seattle, WA - The Lo-Fi*
04/18 Portland, OR - The Know*
04/20 Bozeman, MT - The Filling Station*
04/22 Minneapolis, MN - The Eagles Club*
04/23 Milwaukee, WI - Club Garibaldi*
04/24 Rockford, IL - Mary's Place*
04/25 Chicago, IL - Subterranean*
04/26 DeKalb, IL - The House Cafe
04/27 Cleveland, OH - Happy Dog*
04/29 New York, NY - Cake Shop
04/30 Brooklyn, NY - Acheron*
* with Record Fair/Happy Hour