Taking Your Band On The Road

Many people may dream of actually getting a real chance to put a band together and perform for audiences but few actually get to make it work. If you are one of the lucky ones that have been successful enough to get good crowds for your band then it may be time to consider heading out on the road and spreading the word about your music. There are going to be a few things you want to take care of before you all really pile into one car and hit the road. Here are just a few things to consider as you are making the big plans for your band and your tour.

  • Have Your Songs – While  playing a few cover songs  during your shows is  perfectly acceptable, you are  going to want to have some  of your own music to play if you hope to catch on and be successful. This means you want to have several of your own songs that you can play during your shows that people can hear. Have a good list of songs of your own to include in each show (ten to fifteen is more than enough) and you are ready.
  • Save Your Money – Going out on tour is not going to be cheap. Even if you are great at budgeting money and cutting expenses, it is going to take a good amount of cash to keep the tour going. Everyone is going to need to have some cash to pay for meals, places to stay, and any work that needs to be done on your car, anything that you may need on the road, replacing equipment or anything else that may come along.

Taking Your Band On The Road

  •  Make a Plan – Going out on tour takes a lot of planning. You need to take the time to plot out the route you are going to travel so you know what towns and cities you are going to stop at and when. You then want to make use of any contacts and connections you may have in that area so that you can arrange for places to play along your route. This way you can arrange all of your dates ahead of time, allowing you to make contracts for your shows and to promote your appearances the right way.
  • Use Social Media – Social media is the best way today for you to get the word out about your band and appearances you are making. You can let your followers know where you are going to be and on what dates so you can hopefully round up some support to show up at your appearances. You can also then plan to bring things like CDs and merchandise of the band that you can sell at your venues.

Perhaps one of the most critical aspects of your entire road trip is going to be the vehicle that you use for travel. You are going to need something big enough to carry the band and your equipment, meaning you want an SUV or van or car that can easily tow a trailer with your gear. If the vehicles you have now are not really up to the task, it is a good time for you to start looking at some of the new and used options available to you at your local Chevy Riverside dealership. You can find some great listings at http://www.mtvchevy.com so you can find the perfect car, van or truck to get you on your way to fame.

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