On the Road

Planning That Perfectly Disaster-Free Summer Tour

It's summer. No 7 a.m. classes. You've saved your money. You've hoarded your vacation and sick days because you need those perks now.

You've made all these sacrifices and more to be able to team with your kindred spirits and take your band on the road. You've planned to go forth and conquer with all the precision and foresight of Alexander the Great. But before you can start weeping over no other worlds to conquer, are you ready for the battles you'll face on this particular roadie?

Two bands, one local getting ready to tour and the other just passing through, recently shared their best advice on this musical rite of passage.

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