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Touring 101: How To Promote Your Show Features Guest Blogs News 

Touring 101: How To Promote Your Show

Hard work, hard work, hard work…….did I say hard work?  Hard work is what it takes to put fans through the door at your show.  But first things first.  Make sure your songs are  as tight as they can be. Rehearse the set so it becomes part of muscle memory…no thought involved so one can just sink their entire heart and soul into the emotion of the song being played.  Remember: it’s a performance that folks are paying for, and there are a million live music choices out there.  So…

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GUEST BLOG: Touring Tips You Didn’t Know You Needed Alternative Features Guest Blogs Indie News Pop 

GUEST BLOG: Touring Tips You Didn’t Know You Needed

We will start with what is, for some, the most important touring tip of them all. 1. Bring some nice noise-cancelling headphones on tour.  I can’t stress how important this is for your sanity. There is no privacy when you are on the road. Typically you go to sleep in a room full of your band members and then you wake up to a room full of your band members. On tour you will be eating together, sitting in a vehicle for long hours of the day together, waiting in police…

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INTERVIEW: Brendan Murphey of Counterparts Interviews Metal News Pop Punk Rock 

INTERVIEW: Brendan Murphey of Counterparts

This week Infectious had the opportunity to interview Brendan Murphey, the lead vocalist of the band Counterparts. The band has been wrapping up the last few dates of the Common Vision Tour, and Brendan was enjoying his time in California.  Check out the interview below where he talks about everything from hardcore music to touring, and even the best and hardest times with the band.

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PHOTOS: Counterparts, Canoga Park, CA Metal News Photos Rock 

PHOTOS: Counterparts, Canoga Park, CA

Check out the full online photo gallery of Counterparts’ show on August 13th, 2014 in Canoga Park, CA. Purchase a CD or buy concert tickets here.   All photos by Caitlin Shores    

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Panic! At The Disco To Tour Brazil Indie News Pop Rock 

Panic! At The Disco To Tour Brazil

Good news, Brazilian Panic! fans! Sick of waiting for Brendon Urie and co. to hit your city? Well, the group will be coming back to you. Panic! At The Disco announced they will be playing a couple of shows in Brazil this fall. Check out a tweet from the band detailing the shows after the jump! Buy concert tickets here or purchase a CD here!

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Proper Tour Etiquette For Opening Bands Features Guest Blogs Metal News Pop Punk Rock 

Proper Tour Etiquette For Opening Bands

My name is Justin Imamura and not only do I play drums in POUNDERS, but I also tour manage bands when they go on the road. Before I get into this article, I want to give a little background as to why I feel my recommendations would help opening bands have a smoother tour.  My very first tours were with The Used, Street Drum Corps, Straylight Run, Army of Me, and Lights Resolve. Shortly after that, I joined the “Project Revolution” Tour with Linkin Park, The Bravery, Chris Cornell, Ashes…

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Warped Tour Wins Billboard Hauler Of The Decade Award Indie Metal News Pop Punk Rock 

Warped Tour Wins Billboard Hauler Of The Decade Award

Warped Tour has won the Billboard Hauler Of The Decade touring award. This award is for those who move the most trucks and buses across North America, bringing music to the people safely and efficiently. You can check out some other Billboard Award winners here. Warped Tour was created in 1994 by Kevin Lyman. The tour has a stop in almost every state in the US, and in 1998 the tour went international including venues in Australia, Japan, Europe, and Canada. Many amazing bands have been on Warped Tour such…

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The Maine To Make Announcement For Manila Fans News 

The Maine To Make Announcement For Manila Fans

When you’re in a band, you always have to consider the future. While The Maine are busy on their tour with Anberlin, they have not forgotten about other fans, especially not those from other countries. Manila fans will be happy to know the band is making an announcement soon regarding The Maine and their country. It certainly looks like a tour. Check out a tweet from the band below. You can buy concert tickets or purchase a CD here.

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A Skylit Drive To Tour Australia News 

A Skylit Drive To Tour Australia

A Skylit Drive will be joining Dream On Dreamer and a few others on  an Australian tour. Check out a tweet from the band with dates and details below. View tour dates and buy concert tickets here. Rise is due out September 24 and you can purchase a CD here.

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