Once you graduate past garage level and are ready to hit the road as a professional band, there are some important factors to consider before launching your tour, whether it's a careful review of your finances, or just choosing what to pack.
In this latest post to MusicThinkTank, Rachelle Wilber breaks down the components of tour prep for artists embarking on a large scale tour at a professional level.
"Go through all of the tour dates and make sure that each venue is booked and confirmed. The last thing you want to do is drive to a city, set up shop and find out that there was a glitch in the booking information. Make sure to send each venue the band rider in advance. It’s also wise to draft a contract as well."