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
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
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
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
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
Several years as a Backline Tech for nr 1 Backline company in Portugal "Roadies DC.
Bands I worked with by "Roadies DC": Danko Jones, Atari Tennage Riot, George Clinton (Funkadelic, Paliament), Manfred Man, Echo and the Bunnyman, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Pablo Alboran,Antwerp Gipsy Sca Orchestra, Larry Carlton, Tânia Maria Quartet,Tea For Three, among others (I lost most of my freepasses...).
I`ve been Roadie of several portuguese, Brazilian and African maistream bands, as well, wich I toured with on nacional and international ground, such as Irmãos Verdades (since 2009), Bandalusa (since 2011), X-Wife (since 2011), Mind Da Gap, Mesa, Classificados,The Weatherman (since 2012), OJM (Orquestra Jazz Matosinhos), Dogma, Kendall Project,Zeca Sempre, among others.
As a Local Stage Crew I worked with hundreds such as hammerfal, Amorphis , Turisas, Anathema (5 times), Dark Tranquility, Marduk, Vader, Porcupine Tree, Katatonia (3 times),Doro,Sonata Artica, Gotthard, Amon Amarth, Epica, The Gatherins, Cinic, Morbid Angel, Mr. Big, Children of Boddom, Mayem, Fear Factory, Devin Tousend (2 times), Meshuggah, Decapitated, Murdoc, Cradle of Filth, Soja, among many many others and many, many festivals (Sudoeste, Paredes de Coura, Vagos Open Air, Amplifest, etc.)
In sume, Backline is my passion, but my experience with shows and stages goes way behind that (also as a musician, tour manager/ Road manager, even Runner...)
I`m available for touring as a Roadie wherever it takes, preferentially Europe.