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There and back again – Transport and accommodation

Some people in the industry manage to work locally to their home, particularly if they work at a specific venue. Many others, however, will travel, sometimes globally, working with a touring show or a company that tours with many shows. The method of transportation can vary widely. Here are a few common ways of how gigs and tours can be carried out.

Fly-outs

On a fly-out you will usually send, or take, some gear (but maybe not all of it) to your destination and fly-out on the day before, or even the same day as the gig. Many of these gigs will use rented backline and PA equipment, so often just the essential instruments are taken to keep costs down. This means that you won't have the benefit ...

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