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Old 04-02-2006, 04:14 PM   #1
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help with a tour!

so I allready have contacted a few people about this but I figure I should post it here. My friend Al Baker is comming to North America from Manchester, UK on a tour and I'm helping him book it and putting him into contact with people who can help him. He plays anarcho folk music which you can hear here: www.myspace.com/alandhisguitar

here's the tenitive dates:

Jul 12 2006 8:00P
North American Tour tbc , Toronto, ON
Jul 13 2006 8:00P
North American Tour tbc , Ottawa ON
Jul 14 2006 8:00P
North American Tour tbc , Montreal, QC
Jul 15 2006 8:00P
North American Tour tbc , Quebec City, QC
Jul 16 2006 8:00P
North American Tour tbc , Burlington, VT
Jul 17 2006 8:00P
North American Tour tbc , somewhere, NH
Jul 18 2006 8:00P
North American Tour tbc , Portland, ME
Jul 19 2006 8:00P
North American Tour tbc , somewhere else, NH
Jul 20 2006 8:00P
North American Tour tbc, Boston, MA
Jul 21 2006 8:00P
North American Tour tbc, Wosceter MA
Jul 22 2006 8:00P
North American Tour tbc, Providence RI
Jul 22 2006 8:00P
North American Tour tbc, New London CT
Jul 23 2006 8:00P
North American Tour tbc, New York City NY
Jul 24 2006 8:00P
North American Tour tbc, New York City NY
Jul 25 2006 8:00P
North American Tour tbc, Long Island/Suburbs NY
Jul 26 2006 8:00P
North American Tour tbc, Lond Island/Suburbs NY
Jul 27 2006 8:00P
North American Tour tbc, New York City NY
Jul 28 2006 8:00P
North American Tour tbc, North Jersey, NJ
Jul 29 2006 8:00P
North American Tour tbc, Central Jersey (Trenton or House Party in Manalapan) NJ
Jul 30 2006 8:00P
North American Tour tbc, South Jersey NJ
Jul 31 2006 8:00P
North American Tour tbc, Philly, PA
Aug 1 2006 8:00P
North American Tour tbc, Baltimore, MD
Aug 2 2006 8:00P
North American Tour tbc, Bethesda, MD
Aug 2 2006 8:00P
North American Tour tbc, somewhere else DC area, MD
Aug 3 2006 8:00P
North American Tour tbc, DC
Aug 4 2006 8:00P
North American Tour tbc, DC
Aug 5 2006 8:00P
North American Tour tbc, DC
Aug 5 2006 8:00P
August 6 2006 8:00P
North American Tour tbc, Northern VA
Aug 7 2006 8:00P
North American Tour tbc, WV?
Aug 8 2006 8:00P
North American Tour tbc, Cleveland, OH
Aug 9 2006 8:00P
North American Tour tbc, Bloomington, IN
Aug 10 2006 8:00P
North American Tour tbc, Chicago, IL
Aug 11 2006 8:00P
North American Tour tbc, Milwaukee, WI
August 12-16 drive days
Aug 17 2006 8:00P
North American Tour tbc, Chapel Hill, NC
Aug 18 2006 8:00P
tbc Asheville, NC
Aug 19 2006 7:00P
Liberty Design Huntsville, AL w/ Nestor Makhno, SNH
Aug 20 2006 8:00P
tbc Chattanooga, TN w/ Nestor Makhno, SNH
Aug 21 2006 8:00P
tbc Gainesville, FL
Aug 22 2006 8:00P
tbc New Orleans, LA
Aug 23 2006 8:00P
North American Tour tbc, Houston TX
Aug 24 2006 8:00P
North American Tour tbc, San Antonio/Austin TX
Aug 25 2006 8:00P
North American Tour tbc, El Paso TX
Aug 26 2006 8:00P
North American Tour tbc, Las Cruces, NM
Aug 27 2006 8:00P
North American Tour tbc, Santa Fe, NM
Aug 28 2006 8:00P
North American Tour tbc, Denver, CO
Aug 29 2006 8:00P
North American Tour tbc, SLC / Provo, UT
Aug 30 2006 8:00P
North American Tour tbc, Las Vegas, NV
Aug 31 2006 8:00P
North American Tour tbc, So Cal? Van Nuys?, CA
Sep 1 2006 8:00P
North American Tour tbc, Fresno, CA
Sep 2 2006 8:00P
North American Tour tbc, Carmel, Salinas CA
Sep 3 2006 8:00P
North American Tour tbc, Bay Area CA
Sep 4 2006 8:00P
North American Tour tbc, Sacramento CA / Portland, OR
Sep 6 2006 8:00P
North American Tour tbc, Seatle WA
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Old 04-02-2006, 04:17 PM   #2
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i might be able to help on one of those september dates
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Old 04-02-2006, 04:25 PM   #3
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If he gets any London UK dates post tour, I'm happy to bring some people along.

And hand out flyers in Camden Town. That'd really get the numbers up.

That said, I'm not partial to the flyer he has on his myspace. I don't advocate mass murder.
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Old 04-02-2006, 07:26 PM   #4
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OK so he is coming to Northern VA. I'll work on finding him somewhere. I'll message you when I figure something out.
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Old 04-02-2006, 07:47 PM   #5
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ill do what i can. i have a master plan to try and get project citizen up here that day also.
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Old 04-02-2006, 10:00 PM   #6
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I might be able to get him a gig in a chicago suburb, do you know what size venues hes trying to play?
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Old 04-02-2006, 10:02 PM   #7
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DIY show spaces, no clubs most likely... Basements, Skateparks, Bathrooms whatever is welcome.
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Old 04-02-2006, 11:11 PM   #8
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DIY show spaces, no clubs most likely... Basements, Skateparks, Bathrooms whatever is welcome.



That makes my life easier because theres this big park next to a skatepark around here which means a bunch of kids around.
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Old 04-03-2006, 02:53 PM   #9
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a few clarifications would help:

1) does he have his own PA with him, or does one need to be provided?does he need one at all?
2) does he need support bands/artists or is he comfortable with carrying a full show
(about 2 hours worth of tunes) by himself?
3) what sort of compensation is he looking for?in other words; how much does he expect to be paid, or is he willing to play for meals and drinks and perhaps also a place to crash for the night?
4) is he a solo performer, or does he have other musicians travelling with him.does he have anyone at all travelling with him. (this is especially relevant when looking for a place to crash, as is wether or not he's a smoker/and/or drinker)
5) is audience size a factor?is he ok with a small gig in someones backyard with maybe 15-30 people there?

that's a few things to consider. let us know what the deal is with those things. i'm sure i can set up a few things for him, but those 5 things i listed would sure help me out in finding places for him.
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Old 04-03-2006, 05:08 PM   #10
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thanks, I'll send all those questions to him!

I've never done anything like this before so it'll be good practice for my tour next summer with DS-DS.
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Old 04-03-2006, 05:31 PM   #11
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after 26 years of doing this, these are the MINIMAL things i've learned to ask/give info about.
i think it's great that you are doing this, and much success to you. when we started out we didn't have this knowledge or people readily able to supply such things---we just had to wing it and learn the hard way.
hopefully my small list will help out in some way or another for you on this and future endeavors.

EDIT: i should also mention that gas money is ALWAYS a factor!what type of transportation is he using, and will he need a few bucks for gas at the end of the night?

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Old 04-03-2006, 05:44 PM   #12
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yeah, he's planning on having a van with a matress in it for nights when he can't find somewhere to stay, I'm not too sure what kind of van he's going to have, but I figure a usual tank of gas for my truck when I was traveling was around 60 dollars and I got a little more than 300 miles per tank, so if he gets at least 12 people at each of his shows he should make all the drives, of course food is a bit too.
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Old 04-03-2006, 10:17 PM   #13
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Answers from the man himself to the questions:

1) do you have his own PA with him, or does one need to be provided?does he need one at all?

I'm travelling light, so no I won't have a PA, just my guitar and a lead. On the upside it's just me and my guitar and in a small room, as long as it's quiet, I can cope without amplification. And again, all the amplification I would need would be an amp for my guitar and maybe one for my vox (and a mic to go with it, though I may bring a mic of my own, but I wouldn't have a stand for it).

2) do you need support bands/artists or is he comfortable with carrying a full show
(about 2 hours worth of tunes) by himself?

2 hours is pushing it a bit, and generally speaking I would be more comfortable with a support act. My headline slot would probably be an hour at the most, I reckon any more than that would get too tedious for words. I can just go straight on, especially if it's a house party or something similar, but even then I don't think more than an hour at a time is a good idea.

3) what sort of compensation are you looking for?in other words; how much do you expect to be paid, or are you willing to play for meals and drinks and perhaps also a place to crash for the night?

Compensation's a funny way of putting it! I honestly don't mind what I get for playing. If there's money taken on the door, unless its a charity do, then I would like a modest portion of it. Places to stay would be very welcome in lieu of some or all payment, and meals and drinks would also be very welcome. I'm going to be selling CDs too, so hopefully that could supplement my income. If it's entirely a cash based thing I would think that $35-$45 isn't unreasonable. But please make it clear to everyone you talk to that I am really not fussed about the money and I would much rather play for room, board and beer.

4) is are a solo performer, or do you have other musicians travelling with him. do you have anyone at all travelling with him. (this is especially relevant when looking for a place to crash, as is wether or not you're a smoker/and/or drinker)

I don't plan on taking anyone with me for the whole trip, although picking stragglers up on the way isn't out of the question I won't impose anyone I happen to collect on the way on anyone who has offered me a place to stay. And also having been brought up in the rough streets of yorkshire I do both drink and smoke - though I assure you I'm a very pleasent drunk, I don't like to drink til I puke and I haven't got a problem with non-smoking houses unless they try to nail me to the wall and stuff my face full of nicorette gum.

5) is audience size a factor? are you ok with a small gig in someones backyard with maybe 15-30 people there?

As with the payment thing, I'm not in this to make myself famous. If you can get five people to sit down and pay attention to me for the duration of my set I'm happy. I'd far rather play in front of 30 people who are all friends, out to have a good time and am interested in what I have to say than play in front of 200 piss artists who shout over my lyrics.
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Old 04-03-2006, 10:28 PM   #14
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as long as Im in town, I can definetly get him a gig in suburban chicago on that date. We got a few local bands here that would love to play with him, IM sure, The Qwas (http://profile.myspace.com/index.cf...endid=59168005), The American Dropouts (http://profile.myspace.com/index.cf...iendid=7348641), and The Tritones (http://profile.myspace.com/index.cf...iendid=22435056)

drop me a PM, and Ill see what I can do
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Old 04-04-2006, 11:03 AM   #15
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for that date in chapel Hill, which i might attend...
try www.catscradle.com
the other venue you might wanna try here is the pour house (don't know website)
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I can patch you to someone who can help in the Quebec area.
Swing him over to Newfoundland!
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I'm working on finding him a good house show or two. I think I can probably get a good one going. I can find him some good opening bands too, if he doesn't mind some DC hard core or 77 punk...
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These guys might be able to help him.

If not, I'll figure something out.

Edit:Okay, I told them about him. they may be able to help.

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Old 04-04-2006, 10:52 PM   #19
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I can patch you to someone who can help in the Quebec area.
Swing him over to Newfoundland!



Newfoundland looks like quite a long drive but instead of going to New Hampshire twice (which sounds like a bad idea now that I look at it) that might be the best idea.

Travel sized, you should have your band open for him as well, I think he'll take any band that wants to play with him open for him.

Newyorkdolls, do you know of any more DIY based places in Chapel Hill? I know there's a university there so there must be something... that place looks really corporate and it looks like a very uncomfortable place for a radical folk singer to play.
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I could help with booking if you decided to send them up to Newfoundland.
The scene has been great lately too.
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