Touring musicians sleep where they can. Depending on the budget of a tour, musicians sleep in hotel rooms, the tour van (or bus), a host’s living room, or at various campsites.
Do touring bands stay in hotels?
When touring the DIY circuit, bands will either stay at someone’s house (usually a friend, family member or fellow musician) or stay in the venue. itself More established bands will either stay in a hotel, on a tour bus or on a cruise ship.
How do artists travel on tour?
So, how do musicians travel on tour? For a cross-country tour, musicians will travel in either a van or a tour bus, depending on their budget, schedule and the size of their crew. When heading overseas, musicians will travel on either an airplane or a cruse ship, depending on their popularity and tour schedule.
How much does it cost an artist to go on tour?
For a band touring at the most basic level of expense, at $100 a night on average, a month-long tour will run about $3,100 if all the band members can stand piling into one room every night.
Do artists pay for venues?
The venue normally have a standard hire fee. They charge this to cover their running costs, then make all their profit from drinks sales at the bar. Most also take a cut of Merch sales from the band (which I have always thought pretty cheeky). The promoter typically pays the band a “guarantee”.
How do you sleep on a tour?
Tips for sleeping well
Get up at the same time each day – where possible, within an hour. Go to bed only when sleepy – that is, close to nodding off. If you are not sleepy, engage in a ‘wind down’ activity – don’t expect to finish work at 11pm and be sound asleep by 11.30pm! You need time to unwind.
How do I meet a band after a concert?
If you want to meet the band at a concert, it’s best to buy either a VIP pass or a Meet and Greet pass. Sometimes you can buy them through the website where you purchase your tickets, but sometimes it has to be through either the management or the band itself.
Where do musicians sleep on tour?
Touring musicians sleep where they can. Depending on the budget of a tour, musicians sleep in hotel rooms, the tour van (or bus), a host’s living room, or at various campsites. Unfortunately, a hotel room (with clean sheets and indoor plumbing) is a luxury many bands are forced to forgo on low-budget tours.
How long do artists go on tour?
I’d say your average tour length for your average local band going out on the road would be around 2 weeks at most with 11 or 12 shows. You can tour for as long as you can book shows and don’t run out of money. In my old band Sirens and Serenades we did tours for about 2 months straight at a time.
How many bunks are in a tour bus?
Most buses can accommodate 6-8 bunks, in which everyone can have their defined private space separate from everybody else. You’ll usually see pictures of family, charging outlets, and various other personal belongings inside each bunk.
What is the most expensive concert?
1. The Rolling Stones – $624.
Do bands make money from tours?
Yes. Not only from the tickets but from all the merchandise they sell. Their products are not usually inexpensive so they are making a lot as they have marked up their products so much. Generally speaking, yes touring is where most of the money is for artists.
What percentage do artists make from tours?
Performers frequently moan about never seeing a royalty check from their record label, no matter how many discs they sell. But a top concert draw can take home 35 percent of the night’s gate and up to 50 percent of the dollar flow from merchandise sold at the show. The labels get none of it.