Originally published on November 18th, 2016.
Article edited and published by Pyragraph.com.
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If you’re starting to tour, that indicates you’ve played quite a few shows locally (or at least you should have). Typically this means you have opened for touring bands traveling through your hometown and hopefully you’ve made some friends and connections from doing so. Since you played with them and promoted their show in your hometown, often those bands will do the same as a favor to you. Make a point to try to get them onto your show when you hit their town.
Generally this is simply a matter of asking the promoters if your chosen band can play. Ideally they’ll say yes, but sometimes they won’t. Too many shows get bad locals booked because the promoters don’t care. Be proactive to see if you can have say in choosing some of the bands, and if the promoter is open to that, take advantage of the opportunity.
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