People are huge fans of concerts. It is always fun to see your favourite singer up there live and seeing them sing their hearts out. How exactly does a concert tour work? Here are some ways in which a concert works:
Initial Planning of a Concert
Planning of a concert is of utmost importance during a concert tour. A concert can get complicated and time consuming, and so will the planning for it. You should consider things like, do you have enough material ready to perform on a tour, or what is the major reason for arranging the tour now.
Working with Concert Promoters
You will need to work with many concert promoters, also known as tour promoters. You will need a signed contract with a tour promoter to set up a tour. One of the many advantages of a tour promoter is that he organizes live music tours for you and will make sure that it looks profitable. He will look over man things like presenting, advertising, financing in many areas like auditoriums, festivals and other special events.
Negotiating a Concert Tour Schedule
Negotiating is an important skill in any field, and very important in organizing a live concert. After working out on the price, split percentage and other details, you still need to agree on a daily work schedule for your band’s concert tour. You need to consider things like the location which includes factors like traffic, the geometry of the location, etc. You should be open to schedule changes. While the beginning of the tour may be very thoroughly mapped out, the rest is likely to be more loosely scheduled. It actually depends on the number of people attending your concert. If there are less people, one of the venues may drop out and be replaced with a concert in some other location.
Hiring a Concert Tour Crew
Getting a crew will not really be a problem when you have a band that travels from place t place. You will always get a local crew to help you out, wherever you are. However, it is always good to have a crew that will travel with the band from venue to venue. Some of the roles in a band are, Tour Manager, Production Manager, Advance Person, Stage Manager, Monitor Engineer, and a lot more. Always look for people who are flexible and adaptable, team players, people with commitment, etc.
These are some of the things that tell you how a concert works and this is how a good concert is supposed to work.