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Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by roflol, Mar 15, 2008.
were aiming to set up a tour around the uk and maybe europe any useful advice yo could give?
[puts on devil's advocate hat]
Organising big tours is a great way to make your bandmates start hating each other and want to quit (been there, done that). Start small (local area tours) and work your way up until you're big enough to have someone else booking it all for you.
Also be prepared to do a lot of work for gigs that don't eventuate!
prepare to go through alot of sh*t
1) Get a manager
2) Ask him to organise it
3) Blame him when the whole ordeal costs you thousands and you come home with half the gear you left with
Oh yes, I nearly forgot - big tours are an excellent way to fruitlessly dispose of any excess money you may have.
a 60 days canadian tour is what broke my old band. Bad organisation and we were living on the CD's and T-shirts sales...
you need to hit the spots before you tour
play a show or two around the areas you plan to tour to see whether or not the local area digs you
if not don't bother adding a tour date there. do individual gigs around those areas first and base any and all tour dates around the crowd reaction and revenue
shouldn't be that big of a deal aye?
it's not going to be a massive tour just a few dates around france etc more of a road trip with gigging really. don't think we should have problems with falling out where all best mates
know anybody in france?
if you don't know someone within 50 miles of every place your going and you hit ****, it could get ugly
There is an old saying here in Silver spring MD,USA. that says "The Devil is in the details". Meaning sweat the small stuff before you leave on your big adventure and things will go smoother as a result.Usually it is the job of the tour manager to do this but if you dont have a tour manager then remember things like picks(if you use them)strings ,backups for your gear, fuses ,duct tape ,headache remedys,condoms(I think you call them Johnnys)and so on...
Good luck !!You never forget your first
What about "riders?" Tech Rider and the other one (can't remember the name) that refers to what the clubs are going to do for the artists (water, green room, etc.)
Who has those out there...?