A Day In The Life Of Being On Tour

The Essentials
The Essentials
A Day In The Life Of Being On Tour

There are so many different jobs that exist on tour. So what happens during the day? Who does what? Where do they do it? And for how long? This week we break a single tour day down into its different segments and explain job by job what each person is doing. We hope this helps fill in some areas of confusion and give you a better understanding of what goes on all day to make a concert happen.

In this episode of the Don’t Shit On The Bus podcast we will learn:
• What a typical day on tour looks like
• What happens, when – and where


(00:00) Intro
(8:53) Overview
(15:18) Time is relative on tour
(16:05) Adam’s craziest day
(18:46) Neil’s craziest day
(20:21) Your routine is never permanent
(21:14) Breakdown of an average day
(21:54) Morning vibes at the venue
(27:41) Before load in (BLI)
(30:00) Load-in
(34:34) Soundcheck
(39:52) Doors
(41:20) The show
(48:49) The importance of stage directions
(50:40) Double dipping
(52:02) Load-out and after show
(54:57) Wrap up