ReOther bands
Posted by: Kieran ()
Date: May 20, 2001 09:24PM

Hi there, I would love to see somebody bring more bands over but to be honest the expense involved is/can be huge.When you take the following into account:
plane fare
accomodation for duration of tour
meals
cost of tourbus (mini bus and driver ) whichever is necessary
cost of equipment transport
those would be the basic costs involved for any willing promoter , however on to that add the cost of advertising/promotion for the gigs
cost of venue
security
and venue cost . When you take all this into consideration it would work out at something like £3000 per gig , which would leave any perspective promoter looking at having to sell at least 300 tickets at £ 10 each to just break even , and to be fair if you are going to break your ass doing it in the first place you deserve to make some profit so the ticket price could go to £12/£15. The other factor is , for hard rock bands such as mentioned in the tread above , in some areas, they just wouldn't draw the necessary crowds and any promoter is looking at a rather large possible loss.The other thing to remember is most of the bands we love today are signed to small independant labels who cannot afford to pay out large chunks of cash to provide tour support, which rules out making things cheaper for the local promoter.It's a vicious circle, you need to tour to sell records , you need to sell records to get the chance to tour.......good luck to Mark at RPM , I hope they are successful with Nelson and Mitch , and hopefully next time round it will be another quality act......cheers........Kieran

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NELSON AND MITCH MALLOY UK TOUR 89 Mayhem 05/19/2001 07:59AM
what about a Scottish date?? 63 Scott W 05/19/2001 08:26AM
Re: what about a Scottish date?? 59 Mayhem 05/20/2001 01:00AM
thanks for that Mark (np) 75Scott W05/20/2001 06:12AM
Re: thanks for that Mark (np) 59 Mayhem 05/20/2001 06:35AM
Re: thanks for that Mark 59JT05/20/2001 06:56PM
ReOther bands64Kieran05/20/2001 09:24PM
Re: ReOther bands 79 Mayhem 05/20/2001 09:53PM


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