What Does A Tour Manager Do On Tour? ft. Meg Dieter (Slayer, Pharrell, Blink-182)

Meet our first guest – Meg Dieter. Meg has toured for the past ten years with a variety of artists such as Pharrell, Blink-182, Slayer, Testament, and Selena Gomez. This week we are lucky enough to have her take a moment and teach us what exactly a Tour Manager does on the road.

 

In this episode of the Don’t Shit On The Bus podcast we will learn:
• Meg’s journey to success in the touring world
• A day in the life of a Tour Manager
• The importance of advancing a show
• Meg’s tips on being a successful tour manager

 

(0:00)​ Intro
(3:45) Meg gets on the bus
(10:38) How Meg got her start to touring
(22:15) Skill requirements to be a great tour manager
(32:15) Daily responsibilities on the road
(36:40) Walkthrough of an average day on tour
(52:44) The importance of knowing when to talk to people
(55:06) Showtime!
(1:03:17) It’s all in the details
(1:08:25) How to advance a show
(1:17:06) Other potential jobs for people with this skillset

Meg Dieter – Guest

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