How to Survive Winter Tours (And Not Hate Them)

Winter touring can be fun, but it can also be dangerous.

As a musician, no doubt you know someone – or know of someone – who has had an accident driving between shows on snowy or icy roads.

Two of our podcast co-hosts living in Vermont means we know a thing or two about surviving the winter…

Listen now to find out how you can have a safe winter tour, and enjoy it too!

What you’ll learn:

  • How you can tour safely in winter so you don’t need to take half the year off from touring
  • How you can prepare for sleeping in the van if you can’t afford a cheap motel
  • Why you should avoid get-there-itis if you want to stay safe on the road
  • Why sometimes canceling a show is the least-worst option
  • What the benefits of a force-majeure clause are
  • Why an emergency kit is vital for any tour, especially winter tours
  • What supplies and equipment you should have during a winter tour
  • Why you should plan out your van or trailer pack

Listen now!

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