What Does A Drum Tech Do On Tour? ft. Tanner Wayne of In Flames

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What Does A Drum Tech Do On Tour? ft. Tanner Wayne of In Flames

Tanner Wayne joins us this week to discuss everything he knows about working as a drum tech. Tanner’s career path over the past 15 years has allowed him to learn both the artist and tech side of working with drums. Tanner has worked for over 15 artists as a drum tech during his career so far – some of which are Of Mice & Men, Atreyu, & Miguel. He has also played in Chiodos, Scary Kids Scaring Kids – and is currently a member of the band In Flames.


In this episode of the Don’t Shit On The Bus podcast we will learn:
• Tanner’s journey to success in the touring world
• A day in the life of a drum tech on the road
• The importance of knowing your stock
• Tips for being a successful drum tech


(0:00)​ Intro
(3:15)Tanner gets on the bus
(8:00) The importance of being a good hang
(11:25) Don’t be a punisher​!
(13:30) How Tanner started touring
(20:37) Skills needed to be a good drum tech
(25:12) What’s a carnet?​ (and some travel stories)
(29:21) Daily responsibilities
(36:25) Self-care on the road
(40:38) Doors and downtime
(47:00) Showtime and putting out fires
(53:35) Break it down and load it out

Tanner Wayne of In Flames – Guest

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