Small Disclaimer: Everything proceeding this could end up being nothing but lofty dreams and one of those crazy ideas that a group of teenage guys came up with. However, I want to see if it's actually possible and what we would have to do to pull it off, so that we don't miss out on it if there is any chance. I'm in highschool, in a band with some friends that I've been playing with for about a year now. We all love playing and get along really well, and we want to do something with this band and with music in general. So, the crazy idea is this- we want to go on tour after we graduate. I know there's not much logic in this idea, when looked at from a business or financial perspective. It's silly to even think of it that way, because in all honesty it would be a glorified road trip with friends, on which we would have gigs along the way. A way to gain some experience, see some sights and overall have some fun before we get stuck in one place. We don't expect to get rich or famous or play to sold out crowds in stadiums across the country. We haven't decided yet, it was sort of mentioned after a rehearsal the other day and we think it would be awesome if we could pull it off. So onto the questions: Have you gone on tour with your band? What kind of band? How long was the tour, and when was it? How far did you go, how many places did you play? How much do you usually make on a gig out of town without promise of drawing a crowd (or as an opening act)? What kind of vehicle would be best for hauling gear and bandmates at the same time? What gear would we need to bring with us (is there anything odd you would recommend having, or anything that you'd suggest not bringing)? Obviously it's a lot of questions- you don't have to answer all or any of them. Even if you just have some advice for someone in my shoes that you think would help make the decision and follow through with it (or not follow through it, if that's what you advise), we'd love to hear it. Note: If you say don't do it, and your reasoning is 'music doesn't make money anymore, go to college, get a degree and a real job and play music on the side', then believe me I've thought of that. After this, if we are to do it after all, we'd all be settling in one town (either home or a larger city nearby-ish) to keep playing, gigging, going to college and working- so we have that in the plans regardless. We just want to get out and do something before we all become too deeply rooted to go do something crazy (as in get married, have kids, start working full time jobs etc). With all that said (thank you, if you actually managed to read this far), any advice, tips, warnings, past experiences, etc would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!