- How long would you like to go on tour in the first place?
While this might seem like a simple question, it is still something that every performer has to keep in the back of their head. Trying to get a tour can be a challenge when you might not know how many places you want to visit in the range of a few weeks to a few months, depending on your preference. It’s very critical for your finances to have a set amount of dates planned, that way you don’t put yourself in a bad situation in case the shows don’t work out properly. With virtual tours during COVID, expenses can be greatly reduced, allowing you to tour longer while still getting to “see” and be “seen” in cities!
- Touring with COVID in effect
Working on a tour with COVID-19 restrictions has been a challenge. It means that you’d have to navigate the varying precautions that all the cities and countries have in place. As much as you may want to perform at a favorite site, unable to conduct live performances at all is a worse possibility if things go wrong. No matter how tempting it may be to do something, you have to remember what is safest for everyone involved. With how the health situation is in the world, keeping your fans and your bandmates safe is a number one priority until COVID is under control.
- Finding close sites to tour with
Even when there is not a health crisis affecting the world, the cost of travel is still something that all bands have to worry about. If you are still starting out, then it may be best to work with areas in closer proximity to your hometown. Even better, why not work with something that is in your hometown? It could be a good starting and ending spot for a tour if you believe that would fit it best. Regardless, working from home in a tour aspect is always a strategy that makes for a good starting point in your first tours.
- Working with touring sites and performances
Whenever you go on tours, it is important to try and work with what you want to use in your performance. Would you want a small crowd or a huge crowd? This all plays a part in determining what sites you could use to book a tour. It’s always key to have plenty of sites in mind, and backups as well. There is always a chance that you could get denied a chance at a place of interest, or have a plan change at the last second. Tour changes are part of every musician’s career at some point, whether it’s your own choice or someone else’s. Just be prepared for sudden changes, no matter who it comes from.
- Go on Virtual tours when available
youbloom is now accepting applications from artists who want to go on virtual tours, as a substitute for in-person tours. Those interested can apply here to get a chance to perform on a virtual world tour.
Thanks to youbloom local CityReps, virtual concert attendees are able to get a taste of local as well as touring artists. Whether it’s in Ottawa, Calgary, Dublin, Bristol, Coventry, Leeds or Lagos (with more cities being added each month), music lovers are able to enjoy the best of emerging music from around the world and are able to request artists to perform for them again virtually and live. During the artist Q&A, there’s a chance to connect with your audience as well.