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

Tags: tech, drum, guitar, backline, roadie

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

Tags: Roadiejobs, Jobs

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

Tags: Average Work Day, Job Description

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

Tags: Great, Favorite, Tour, Best

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

Tags: Touring, United States, USA, Europe

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

Tags: Jobs, , ship, Cruise, , Cruise, Ship"

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

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end of 2018

Home for a few weeks

Filling in with "The Temper Trap" this week.

Finishing up the Year with another fill in with "The Living End" starts Boxing Day and goes until around the 6th Jan I think... Then the next weekend I start The "Red hot summer tour" around regional Australia, Its usually 2 shows per weekend with travel days either side, then home for the rest of the week. that goes into late Feb I think.

2019 is booking up fast and if everything that is…


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Goodbye Backyard

Willie Nelson played the last show at The Backyard in Austin, Texas on October 26, 2008.
Willie Played the opening show in 1993, and about 32 times in between.
One helluva good venue laid to rest.

Added by Ted Gillum on November 5, 2008 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Guerrilla Nut filing on the road

Soxys tech tip - don't own nut files?

Just need to lower those slots a little bit?

Easy - Take some old strings, cut a piece of each into a short length....around 20cm long.

Now, buy some 400 grit wet and dry paper from the hardware store. Wrap a piece AROUND THE STRING.

Holding the paper and the string you can now pull the string TIGHT at each end.

It will now cut like a very smooth file. Use each string for each slot. (So your A string goes in your A string…


Added by Joseph Price on June 9, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Gigs in the 70's

Do you remember your first time working at a concert?? Mine was in 1973 @ MTSU in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. There was no call, just notes put up on campus that Elton John was coming to the Murphy Center and "strong young men" were needed for the set up and teardown of the event. You would be paid with a T-shirt and free admission to the show!! I had the time of my life and from then on I was hooked!! The rest is history!!

Added by Mark W. Beasley on March 6, 2013 at 7:30am — 9 Comments

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