Frugality On A DIY Tour: Some Simple Suggestions
Touring is an expensive prospect, particularly for a band just starting out, and while you will hopefully be getting paid at some point along the way, most early tours will likely either break even or be done at a loss. Here we look at some ways bands can mitigate expenses along the way.
In this article from MusicThinkTank, Robert Lanterman outlines five key areas of touring where musicians can save money by doing things a little differently or, in some cases, not doing them at all.
"If you’re a new-ish band planning on touring a lot, you may have bought a van or an RV. If you have purchased such a vehicle, I highly recommend converting it to run on a cheaper, more efficient type of fuel. The fact is that you can save hundreds of dollars in gas by doing this."