Last time John Ryan was on the show, we talked about Keep Flying’s relentless touring schedule, fan acquisition methods, and targeting the right demographics.
A few months ago, Keep Flying went on their first international tour of the UK. John has been to the UK many times as a tour manager and crew member, but only once before for his own music – 15 years ago.
Planning an international tour is quite different from a tour of your homeland, involving acquiring visas, renting/borrowing gear, and countless other factors.
Listen now to learn about international touring as an independent artist from tour manager extraordinaire, John Ryan of Keep Flying!
What you’ll learn:
- Why we love planning tours
- Who Keep Flying is
- Planning and running an international tour as a DIY band
- How a canceled flight turned out to be a good thing for Keep Flying
- It’s time: just do the thing! Whatever it is you want to do, figure it out
- Working with a promoter vs. booking your own shows
- Touring and personal finance
- Getting visas for international touring
- Driving a van in the UK
- Looking towards personal growth in all aspects of your life
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