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
I have spent over 25 years working in the entertainment industry by performing many different job titles and positions. I started as a PA on local film shoots and worked my way up to grip, gaffer, and camera positions. The productions that I’ve worked on range from large commercial shoots for McDonald’s, The Learning Channel, Ford Motor Company, to smaller independent film productions. I have worked as a camera operator on numerous music videos for the band KoRn as well as shot, edited and directed a behind the scenes video for the song Way Too Far.
I have spent nearly 15 years working for the Rabobank Arena doing load-ins/load-outs and assembly for concerts and theater productions including sound, lighting, video, backline, etc. I am a member in good standing of IATSE local 215. I’ve worked on shows such as The Eagles, Brad Paisley, KoRn, Audio Slave, WWE Wrestling and Disney productions to name just a few. I’ve also operated cameras for the Rabobank Arena as well as worked with their Tricaster, Chyron & 360 System stations for the arena’s sporting events.
Worked for KoRn at their studio for 5 years under the direction of Jimmy Otell. I loaded/unloaded trucks, helped the sound engineer prep the studio for recording sessions, installed and maintained the building security system, took luggage and equipment to and from LAX when the band was touring, was responsible for looking after the studio and all of the band’s equipment while they were touring.
I am fully outfitted with my own professional tools and am totally equipped to perform technical production and performance services. I am also adept at fixing equipment and performing maintenance to keep everything running smoothly. I have an extreme eye for detail and a primary visual thinking process, which allows me to visualize situations and performances beforehand for functionality and to also quickly track down problem situations that might occur during operation and performance.
Rabobank Arena>Bakersfield, CA
-Taking Back Sunday
-Disney On Ice
-Cirque du Soleil
-Marvel Universe Live
-Florida Georgia Line
-Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
Fox Theater>Bakersfield, CA
-The Temptations>spotlight operator
KoRn>camera, truck loader, roadie(5 years)
-Korn III DVD>camera
-Way Too Far music video>camera, grip
-Making of Way Too Far music video>director, camera, editor
-Mayhem Tour 2014(West Coast)>video technician
Film Production>grip, gaffer, camera
-McDonald's Commercial>Robert Lieberman-Director
-TV Cowboy>Independent Production
-Frito-Lay Training Videos