Concert Tour Production Management
By John Vasey
Focal Press – 1997 – 184 pages
Concert Tour Production Management deals with the business of production and sets out guidelines to follow in order to literally get the show on the road. Concert Tour Production Management provides the basic information to manage the production for a touring concert from start to finish in the most effective and efficient way possible.
Beginning with an introduction to the touring concert, explaining who's who on the road, the author guides you through a tour setup using a realistic itinerary that visits different types of venues using the production manager's checklists. He also covers the role of the local promoter's production manager and how to manage a crew. The appendices provide some basic electrical formulae, a performance contract, a technical rider, a production checklist to suit most situations, and several forms to help expedite routine tasks.
PREFACE* ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS * INTRODUCTION TO THE TOURING CONCERT: Reasons for touring, Agents, artists and managers, Promoters, Touring entourage, Designers and operators * THE TOURING PRODUCTION MANAGER: From ideas to reality, Preparing budgets, Booking touring staff and equipment, * THE PROMOTERS PRODUCTION MANAGER: Booking staff and equipment, Permits, Preparing a venue, Public safety, * GETTING THE SHOW ON THE ROAD: Production Rehearsals, Travel and accommodation, Adapting the show to different venues, * ADVANCING VENUES: Preliminary contact, Detailed advance, Final check, * DAILY SCHEDULE: A show day, A travel day, A day off * APPENDICES: Performance Contract, Contract Rider, Production Check Lists And Forms, Technical Specifications, Vendor Contract, Venue Contract, Translations Of Common Terms * GLOSSARY * BIBLIOGRAPHY * INDEX