To tour is to suffer?
April 07, 2022
Is a touring band allowed to book an Airbnb?
A viral Twitter thread from Asheville indie rock band Wednesday about not being paid enough for live shows sparked a conversation about the economics of touring in 2022. Stereogum talked to a few bands about their touring experiences, including one which does delivery on the side while on tour. Also, a burning question - should a band book an Airbnb or sleep in the van?!
Just for transparencies sake & cause I feel comfortable posting this: here is why it is so hard for bands to go to SX !!— Wednesday (@Wednesday_Band_) March 22, 2022
This is b4 paying 10% $ to the booking agent and not including food expenses
Combination of staying in COVID safe places and gas prices is p devastating pic.twitter.com/7822wQ9N9q