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
Sound tech, SFX/pyro tech, translator, photographer, graphic designer and production assistant
+ Companies / Venues / Festivals worked for:
11TV channel, Teatro de la Ciudad(City´s theater), Centro Cultural España, Circo Volador, Estudio de grabaciòn la milagrosa producciones. Festivals: Eyescreamfest 2010, ollin kan festival 2008, and other small festivals
+ Bands / Artists toured with (as what):
Gazillion Bubble Show - PM local assistant, local crew coordinator and lighting tech for the tour in Mexico 2012
Il Postino Opera- follow spot op/LX tech
Rammstein- pyro/SFX local tech for the mexican dates May 2011
La milagrosa producciones-production assistant/stage manager april 2009
+ local work for:
Cirque du Soleil Michael Jackson, Metallica, Cavalia, Immortal, Amon Amarth,
I studied Graphic communication design at university and specialized on audiovisual stuff as audio, video, photography and lighting for photography. I know basic things about power dystro, electricity and electronics. I speak Spanish, English, few German and Norwegian.
Relevant training & qualifications:
BA Graphic Comunication Design
IT technician (Networks)
LOL...ok, so this is a couple years late in response. For Cruise Ships, English is the Primary Language, though it's a multinational crew. You can speak any language you wish, as long as you can communicate in English as well.
Your welcome Valeria. I like your comment that you left for the kid looking for info on becoming an LD. So I figure I would add you on the friends list. As for how am I doing. As for now I am doing one offs for the corporate world. You can say slow but steady. Now that Easter is coming I wonder what it's going to be like after Easter. Last three years have been the worst years of 16 years of doing this. All we can do is hope and pray. It wouldn't hurt to get out and Network either. Have a good one Valeria.
I went to Full Sail University in Orlando. Great experience I learned a lot. No they only offer a B.A but they do have Master degrees in business. Besides It seems like you know everything you need to make it in this industry your photo album kicks ass. Keep it up