Alternative/rock band,The Product, has written a set of Tour Tips for us. You can check them out after the break.
1. Friend bands from out of town and swap gigs with bands in your genre that have the same passion and dedication as your band.
2. Have a really strong local fan base to give out of town bands a reason to trade shows with you continuously.
3. Learn how to be aggressive in merch sales. What’s the worst they can say when you shove it down their throats? No?
4. Learn to book your tour routes in a way that makes sense economically. Gas and lodging is the biggest reason bands don’t make money touring when starting out.
5. Learn to live without.