Touring 101 – What Is Touring And How Do I Do It?

They keep telling me to tour, but what is touring? Well, we are here to answer the most basic of basic questions when it comes to touring. Starting with the most important – what is touring? We will tell you what qualifies you to get on tour. Introduce you to all the different jobs that exist on tour. We will also walk you through what the hiring process looks like step by step. This will give you a good starting knowledge base that will better prepare you for the rest of the podcast.


In this episode of the Don’t Shit On The Bus podcast we will learn:
• Jobs that exist on tour
• Qualifications for being on tour
• How to get on tour

(00:00) Intro
(01:26) Learning new skills for podcasting
(2:45) Patreon
(5:35) What is touring?
(8:27) Types of touring
(13:22) Jobs on tour
(14:13) Tour manager
(17:04) It’s a 24/7 kinda job
(18:05) Video Operators
(20:31) Lighting designer
(23:12) Personal Assistance
(27:55) The importance of hip hop security
(30:05) Band world
(33:35) What are monitors
(38:12) Front of house
(38:46) Tour photographer
(41:05) Merch
(43:23) Map to touring
(52:41) Wrap it up

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