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Many bands still think that the key for covering their costs on tour or even being able to save some cash is to earn higher fees. That might be the case for popular bands, but if you usually play in front of less than 200 people, then you also need other ways to save money. Continue reading
On tour in Europe you can get confused with all the different names for petrol/gasoline, especially if you only find an automated fueling station in the night and there’s nobody to ask for help.
If you make the mistake of pumping petrol/gasoline into a diesel engine you’ll know pretty quickly. I once rented a van to a band which did that in Czech Republic, the motor broke before they left the ground of the gas station. The list below shall help to prevent that from happening (ever!) again.
Sleeping bags and travel pillows
In most European countries venues and promoters usually provide sleeping places for bands. That can be simple mattresses at private places or venues, hostels, hotels, band rooms or whole band flats at the venues. You should always have sleeping bags with you, even if you mainly stay in hotels.