Learn to build a touring career as an artist, manager, promoter or road crew.
Looking for practical advice, hints, and tips on every aspect of putting on a live show—from rehearsal to handling the details of travel, accommodation, booking and promoting shows in the US and overseas, equipment, sound checking, contracts, taxation, and marketing? Look no further. Written by a touring professional and featuring interviews with key figures from across the music industry, THE TOUR BOOK is the only guide to compile and distill the best and most current advice of today’s artist managers, booking agents, talent buyers, and successful artists. Inside, you’ll find the tools you need to make your own break, create better shows, and build a profitable long-term career in the music industry.
About the author:
Andy Reynolds is an international concert tour manager and audio engineer, working on an average of 200 shows a year for such bands as All American Rejects, House of Pain, Machine Head, Nightmares On Wax, Pavement, Roots Manuva, Super Furry Animals, Skunk Anansie, Squarepusher and The White Stripes. Andy has also toured with such acts as U2, Whitney Houston, Manic Street Preachers and the Foo Fighters. His touring experience encompasses stadiums, arenas, theatres, pubs, bars, clubs, outdoor festivals, rooftops, subway stations, cruise ships, mountain sides and very, very muddy fields. He is a Senior Lecturer at Buckinghamshire New University has taught sound engineering and modern tour management at Liverpool University and City College Manchester.