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How To Get Your First Roadie or Concert Technician Job... 20 Replies

Depending on the size of a live concert tour, many "roadies", also known as "techs" or "Concert Technicians"  are employed behind the scenes to produce a successful show. Have you ever gone to a concert and wondered, "how do they get this whole stage set up, and torn down in one day?" Typically, a live concert production arrives at the venue between 7 am and 12 noon and is ready for showtime at 7 pm. After the show, the entire production is loaded back into trucks and is headed off to another…Continue

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Roadie Job Search Ideas... 10 Replies

Here are a few larger companies with areas of their websites dedicated to roadie related jobs such as event production, crew jobs, audo and lighting AV jobs, and cruise ship roadie jobs. These are employment pages where you can browse jobs, and send applications or resumes. AEG LIVE JOB SEARCH - Sports and entertainment promoterCIRQUE DU SOLEIL JOB SEARCH -…Continue

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Can You Describe An Average Day Working As A Roadie In The Concert Touring Industry? 13 Replies

What is your average work day like?Working in the Concert Touring Industry, you probably have one of the most interesting jobs in the world.  Let's hear about yours! Looking forward to your replies!Photo Credit: Mark Shane HatfieldContinue

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What was your favorite tour? 35 Replies

Ever wondered who are the best Artists/Bands/Tours to work for?Tell us about the best tour you ever worked,and why it was so great.Looking forward to your replies!Photo Credit: Tim LawrenceContinue

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Do you prefer being a roadie in the United States Or Europe? 4 Replies

Where Do You Prefer Touring, United States or Europe?What are the main differences?What do you like or dislike about touring in Europe?What do you like or dislike about touring in "The States"?Looking forward to your replies!…Continue

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What's it like being a roadie on a cruise ship? 30 Replies

Cruise ships employ many people in Music and Touring Industries.Let's hear from those of you who have done this type of work on cruise ships before.Is this something worth looking into?Looking forward to your replies! Continue

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Started by Roadiejobs in General Discussion Forum. Last reply by Luís Carlos Marciano Jr Aug 15, 2014.

Here are a few larger companies with areas of their websites dedicated to roadie related jobs such as event production, crew jobs, audo and lighting AV jobs, and cruise ship roadie jobs. These are employment pages where you can browse jobs, and send applications or resumes.

 


Have you worked with any of these companies before?

Your feedback and advice is appreciated!

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Holland America is one of the best Ship companies to work for.

I worked under AEG in 2008... it was an arena tour... very well catered,  very nice people, easy to work with, I enjoyed it immensely...

Have worked for PSAV  for 10 years.  A great company to get a start in, with plenty of training in a variety of disciplines available.  Or if you like to do paperwork as a "director".  Involves doing basic breakout rooms for meeting and general sessions on the hotel side, with the occasional decorator work for private events.  Warehouse work will either be humping road cases for load in/out or regional travel to CC's for corporate functions.  Pay is kinda "meh" quite frankly, but with decent bennies.  Equipment age and state of repair can fluctuate wildly, don't be surprised to find equipment thats been in the field longer than you!  I know it is possible to get day rates at tech levels 1&2, but these positions can be difficult to acquire.  

Great info Jason,

Thanks for taking the time to respond! 

You too Rusty and Buddy!

I have several friends, musos and  a security guy and a wardobe person who have worked for Cirque and they had very good experiences including flights home to visit family when you are posted abroad. 

R

GMR Live in wisconsin also does some tour work as well.

I've been a stagehand with a local Live Nation venue for the last 2 summers. Don't know how much tour work you get through them but for me it gives me some extra cash in the summer.

Thanx for the companies.

Any particular ones in Europe?

I am based in Greece and looking for any work around 

Thanx!

They are all good companies. But I can tell you this much about them since I have had dealing with some of them. When you are talking money with them. Your jaw will drop so far that you may need surgery to fix it. I was contacted to be a TD by one of the companies at the rate of $15 /hr. There is a reason why they are always looking for people. Once the person gets there and see's all they expect them to do. They quickly move on.

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