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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Started by Roadiejobs in Advice For Aspiring Roadies. Last reply by LK Hunsaker Oct 18, 2009.

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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Started by Roadiejobs in General Discussion Forum. Last reply by Speedy May 13, 2013.

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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Started by Roadiejobs in General Discussion Forum. Last reply by Kyle Simkins Apr 18, 2014.

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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Started by Roadiejobs in General Discussion Forum. Last reply by david talbott Mar 28, 2014.

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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Started by Roadiejobs in General Discussion Forum. Last reply by Travis M. Walat Jan 25, 2013.

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.

Anyone who's spent more than a few days living on a tour bus has experienced the annoyances associated with living in tight quarters.

Here's the question, what are your biggest pet peeves?  Slamming doors, loud music, bus-call infractions, leaving a mess, dirty socks in the front lounge...

What are the things that really get under your skin?

Do you have the ultimate "unruly bus-mate" story?

Please leave your comments below!

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All those things already mentioned in the question and everything you can think of that wasn't mentioned, because it is all inconsiderate. Grow up!

People that ran the AC till it froze on a 100 degree day. You then have to wait for a couple of hours in the heat for it to thaw and start working again. Some people never learn how to live on a buss.

They keep it so cold you can see your breath while trying to sleep. Also I hate the two footed drivers who constantly have to be taping on the break peddle while we are trying to sleep.

And why is it that there hasn't been a tour bus invented that one can actually take a crap in the head without smelling up the whole bus ? 

Being in a bunk above someone and they cut a horrendous smelling fart, then the noxious gas drifts upward and fills your bunk, which has the curtain closed thereby trapping you in a repulsive and nauseating stink chamber.

A pet peeve of mine is a bus mate who makes a mess with after show food or bus stock foods and doesn't clean up after themselves. When it's brought up, they claim its the bus drivers job to keep the bus clean. That may be true, but to an extent. Drivers are our friends who make sure we don't die in the middle of the night. Not to be your mother and clean up after yourself. 

Someone who shits on the bus and screws up the toilet.


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