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Posted by on Feb 6, 2012 in Concert Reviews, Music, News, Powerpop |

A Nerves Power Pop Tour? A Thrill for Pop Fans

A Nerves Power Pop Tour? A Thrill for Pop Fans

At long last we’re going to see Nerves power pop live….well, two-thirds of The Nerves, anyway. Paul Collins and Peter Case will be traveling around the country this spring. TOGETHER. This is simply not to be missed.

Here’s a recent comment from Paul, per an interview (the complete interview can be found here):

People have been asking me for years, “So, when will you do a Nerves tour?” I guess we started to talk about it seriously a few years back, then with the constant encouragement of Patrick Boisell of Alive Records–the company that has released the Nerves, Plimsouls and Breakaways records–everyone started to see the real possibility of a tour. Then it just took off and in short order we were looking at an extensive national tour which starts in Vancouver on March 1. I am very excited about this tour, both professionally and personally. It’s a great opportunity to bring all these great songs to life in a very unique way. Peter is an exceptionally good musician so I am very excited to be back on stage with him after all these years. – Paul Collins

Here are the tour dates thus far, subject to change at any time:

March 13 Rhythm Room, Phoenix AZ
March 16 TBA SXSW Official Showcase, Austin TX
March 17 Alejandro Escovedo’s Taco Party at Maria’s Taco Express Austin TX mid-afternoon
March 17 Freddie Steady’s 12th Annual Frontier A Go Go And Rock & Roll Hootenanny, Austin TX 5:30 PM
March 18 The Blue Door, Oklahoma City OK (acoustic duo)
March 19 The Record Bar, Kansas City MO
March 20 The Outland, Springfield MO
March 22 The New Amsterdam, St. Paul MN
March 24 Shank Hall, Milwaukee WI (w/ Chuck Prophet)
March 25 Empty Bottle, Chicago IL
March 27 Ace of Cups, Columbus OH
March 28 Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland OH
March 30 Stage on Herr, Harrisburg PA
March 31 Bridge Street Live, Collinsville CT
April 13 WXPN “Free At Noon” Concert Series, Philadelphia PA
April 18 Hi-Tone, Memphis TN
April 19 The High Watt, Nashville TN
April 20 JJ Bohemia’s Chattanooga TN
April 21 The Star Bar, Atlanta GA
April 22 Jack of the Woods, Asheville NC
[more dates to be announced soon]

I’ve seen both these gentlemen separately, and I’d make the four hour trip just to see one. The chance of seeing and hearing both…at the same time…well, let’s just say I’m excited.