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Subject: How to tour smart - Teaching bands how to tour and make money

Written By: ChuckyG on 07/06/08 at 8:04 pm

This is one of those things that bands have to (painfully) learn through trial and error.  This book and DVD however sound like exactly the type of thing any aspiring musician should read and absorb before attempting to make the leap to becoming a full time musician.

Drummer Martin Atkins spent the 1980s and 90s performing and touring the world in such bands as Public Image Ltd., Killing Joke, Ministry, Nine Inch Nails and his own band Pigface — bands that have both packed stadiums and struggled to fill the tiniest of clubs. Through all of that, he's seen firsthand the pitfalls awaiting all naive rockers — everything from poor gas mileage on tour vans to getting stiffed by club managers at the end of a set — and he has come to know the basic rules that apply to all touring musicians.

Full story at NPR

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