Managing a tour can be a fiendishly difficult task for any manager, promoter or agent, juggling a series of performances in different locations – often with very little time to travel from one venue to another. There are numerous aspects to consider, from accommodation and sustenance for the talent and his or her entourage through to arranging security, fan meet-ups, and for the right equipment and facilities to be in place at each location.

In this session, the challenges of putting together a tour will be analysed in detail and specifically how to put together a series of dates in the calendar that works for the performer or performers and at the box office.

  • How do you identify the right venues for your tour?
  • Which services should be provided by each host venue and which should be covered by the tour organisers?
  • What are the key points in arranging effective security measures for such trips?