#1
Okay so my bands talking about taking a heft tour on our own dime this summer for fun. Probably not a lot of growth, but we want to hit the following dates

Jul 4 2008 8:00P
Booking Tampa, Florida
Jul 5 2008 8:00P
Booking Ft. Myers, Florida
Jul 6 2008 8:00P
Booking Miami/Pembroke Pines, Florida
Jul 10 2008 8:00P
Booking West Palm, Florida
Jul 11 2008 8:00P
Booking Orlando, Florida
Jul 12 2008 8:00P
Booking Daytona, Florida
Jul 13 2008 8:00P
Booking Jacksonville, Florida
Jul 16 2008 8:00P
Booking Savannah, Georgia
Jul 17 2008 8:00P
Booking Charleston, South Carolina
Jul 18 2008 8:00P
Booking Fayetteville/Raleigh/Charlotte, North Carolina
Jul 19 2008 8:00P
Booking Northern, Virginia
Jul 20 2008 8:00P
Booking Washington DC, Washington DC
Jul 23 2008 8:00P
Booking Columbus, Ohio
Jul 24 2008 8:00P
Booking Knoxville, Tennessee
Jul 25 2008 8:00P
Booking Atlanta, Georgia
Jul 26 2008 8:00P
Booking Tallahassee, Florida


That being said. This is my checklist so far, what am i missing? Because we're trying to think about costs.

-Trailer
-Food
-Gas
-Strings/Picks/Batteries
-Our Own Merch Costs
-Sleep Arrangements (The layover days i.e. non thu-sun, we have places we can stay for free with friends/family. But unsure about the actualy play dates, we think about 1/2 of them we have places to stay for free, other half...may just have to make friendly with groupies)

What else?
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#2
"our own merch cost" dose that mean alchohol? as long as you got that, looks fine.
#3
i see you have exact times, dates, cities etc laid out.....i hope thats just an idea of what you want to do, because you're never going to be able to secure all those dates. booking a tour is a helluva lot harder than you think, and if its on your own dime get ready to spend over a thousand dollars in gas alone
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#4
Hah no that means how much it costs to make our Demo's / Shirts to sell at the shows heh.

so in my boredom i'm crunching #'s (trailer $20 a dayx23 days = 460. Food 15 a day x 23 = 345 each, gas at a generous only 30 a day x23 = 690, music supplies 60 (only 3 sets of strings, 2x packs of D batteries, 1x pack of AA), any need to pay to sleep extra i didn't count, that's $1440.

Trailer split 5 = $92 Each
Food = 345 Each
Gas Split 5 = $138 Each
Music Supplies (A,A,N) = $60-80 Each

Works out to about 635 a person. + merch costs So probably about 700.

If we avg. a measly net of $10 each pay per show that = 150, so 700-150 = 500. Knock off say 20 off of that for any sales in cd's/shirts divided by 5 to $480. So it's looking like $480 or so assuming the numbers are correct and we make that paltry 10x per person per show.
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#5
dont forget your own merch (shirts, hoodies, etc) and cd's
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#6
That's hot, lemme know when you come to Raleigh. I'm there.
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#7
Yeah I understand it's hard to book, our singer does most of the booking, these are pretty tentative, but we already have numerous of these spots offered. We put it together looking at shows with other-local bands in the area (so they can bring their personal draws as well), to sort of co-ordinate.
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#8
You might be able to book a show at this place in Cocoa. A friend of mine's band is playing there in April and I think all they did was message them asking for one

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You might be able to book a show at this place in Cocoa. A friend of mine's band is playing there in April and I think all they did was message them asking for one

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=282342393


Hmm thanks I'll pass that along to our singer see if he can maybe fit that in on the bill. Atm i'm pretty sure he's at least got these areas interested in having a show, and other bands like A New Shade in Columbus basically asked us to go from DC to their to play.
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Hmm thanks I'll pass that along to our singer see if he can maybe fit that in on the bill. Atm i'm pretty sure he's at least got these areas interested in having a show, and other bands like A New Shade in Columbus basically asked us to go from DC to their to play.
That's cool. I can't wait to start touring

Actually, I can't wait to play a show
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That's hot, lemme know when you come to Raleigh. I'm there.


Will do!


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That's cool. I can't wait to start touring

Actually, I can't wait to play a show


Heh yeah that might be a good stepping stone to go through before touring haha.
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#12
anything missin'?
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#13
Girls can't have a tour with out them
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#14
Heh since we're saving costs I don't think (with 5 members) there'd be room in the vehicle for them. So we'll have to deal with whatever is available locally.
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