Touring for a Living ft. Andrew Weiss (Paramore, Twenty One Pilots, Creed)

Touring for a Living ft. Andrew Weiss (Paramore, Twenty One Pilots, Creed)

This week on the podcast lets welcome Andrew Weiss who is the tour manager and production manager. Andrew has toured with artists such as Paramore, Twenty One Pilots, and Creed. Andrew has been in the touring game for a long time and has accumulated a wealth of knowledge you can only get from living the experiences. He really gets to the nuts and bolts of what it takes to make a career out of this.

In this episode of the Don’t Shit On The Bus podcast we will learn:

• How the touring industry has changed over the time
• What Andrew considered the right attitude to have when you first start touring
• How money and payments are negotiated before taking on a tour
• Andrew’s thoughts of constantly learning and improving your skills on the road

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(00:00) Intro
(03:17) Patreon
(04:31) Andrew gets on the bus
(06:01) How Adam and Andrew met
(10:01) How Andrew got started in the touring industry
(13:03) The most important part to learn to be on the road
(16:58) How touring has changed since Andrew started
(20:27) Why are tour managing and tour producing so similar
(25:21) Staying on top of your job requirements
(34:41) What causes success and failure on the road?
(36:32) How to ask for a raise
(42:37) Why you don’t discuss business with the artist
(47:51) What Andrew looks into before taking a tour
(51:43) Maintaining a home and tour lifestyle
(56:31) Wrap up notes
(57:14) Shower Shoes

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Edited & Produced by Connor Gaskey