Before we start, there's basically no way to ask these questions without it sounding like a humblebrag, but I'm genuinely asking for advice so be kind... I play with an originals band who I have known for a long time - I'm a session player and cover whatever they need but mostly bass then guitar/keys for the bigger shows. By some act of total lunacy we have managed to land ourselves a support slot on a massive tour and so for the next two months I will be living on a bus and playing basically every stadium in the UK and Europe. The Stones have cancelled so we're pretty much the biggest game in town this summer! We've done plenty of big festivals and van tours so we're not exactly rookies, but this is the first time any of us have played any shows of this size and I have no idea what to expect so I'm generally throwing an appeal out for general advice; I assume there is going to be something glaringly obvious that everyone who has done these shows already knows but will still blindside me on the first night so I'm trying to minimise that possibility. Details to forestall a few obvious question I can see coming up: The tour is UK/Europe support for Pink on the Beautiful Trauma Tour. Smallest venue will be 20k cap and largest is somewhere around 100k (Wembley). We're all on in-ears as of this tour. Drummer is used to them, rest of us not so much. I'm using Shure 215's which unfortunately aren't custom moulds but I'm working to a fairly minimal budget. We don't have a monitors engineer so I'm prepared for the worst in this regard. If things are really disastrous then I'm losing the plugs and hugging the drummer's podium for the evening... We have a pro tour manager and small crew on board with us who will manage most of the day-to-day travel details leaving me to worry about not screwing up onstage (Wot, me? Worried??) Did I mention we're playing Wembley? Twice? (see above note about me being worried) My travel insurance and documents are up to date and I will be travelling with the band rig rather than my own so I don't have to worry about my premiums skyrocketing or all of my precious gear falling off the ferry. There's one fly date where I will be using rented back-line and instrument which is a bit of an unknown quality I would really prefer not to have to deal with. I will have my board with me at least. I can give exactly zero advice on how to get stadium gigs because I'm very much a bewildered coat-tail grasper at the moment. Sometime in late 2017 I nipped into the guitarist's shop to buy a shirt, mentioned I was doing a bit of session work, and then the last year has been a bit of a blur! I'm actually still full-time employed but my work have been exceedingly patient with me and graciously allowed me the time off.