How To Create Your First Music Tour To Make It A Success

Once you have made the decision to take your band on tour, now you need to plan it out. This can be a big undertaking, especially if it's your first music tour. Your first step is to customize your music to suit the style you want it to be. If you have a large playlist of music, pick your most popular songs, just released or soon to be released songs and ones that will fit the overall theme of the tour.

Here are some other tips on creating your customized music performance tour to make it a success.

Keep Your Media Information Up To Date

You should have an electronic media kit prepared for when you do concerts locally, and this will come in handy when you want to book your music tour too. An electronic press kit has all the information a venue will need about you and your band. It will include the type of music you play, photos of the band members, videos, biographies, and performance history.

Once you create your press kit or get it up to date, do the same for your website and social media accounts too. This way your fans know what you are up to, and that you are planning a tour in the near future.

Fundraise Your Tour

The next step in planning your customized music performance tour is to fundraise it. It won't be an inexpensive venture, but it will definitely be rewarding. Unlike large, famous bands, you will have to do the fundraising for your tour on your own.

You will need money to book hotels, for the tour bus or pay for gas for vans or trucks that you might need to rent. You will also need money for food and also it's a good idea to have an emergency stash of money in case of car breakdowns or any other unexpected expense that could come up.

You could crowdfund your tour, save money from your local gigs, or even plan contests or giveaways for your fans.

Research Your Route

Before you plan the actual tour itinerary, do your research on a possible route. The first step could be creating a poll on your website or social media on where you should take your tour. Your fans can have great ideas and even suggest venues to you.

You can also research cities across the country, or the state depending on how large you want your tour to be. See what each city offers in the way of venues that are affordable to your budget and the cost of the hotels. Check to see that there aren't other concerts to compete with at the same time, and perhaps that there are other activities in the area to do as well.

Once you have done your research, plan the route you will take for the tour. Then let your fans know the dates and venues.

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