Do artist still use tour buses?

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Do artist still use tour buses?

Tour Bus. In today’s industry, full-time musicians generally rely on touring to form the bulk of their income. Once an artist is touring regularly and playing to thousands of people each night, they will almost-always make use of a tour bus for nationwide tours.

What company makes tour buses?

TEMSA. With more than 50 years of experience, TEMSA has built a strong reputation as a producer of high-quality commuter and tour buses in 66 countries around the world.

How many bunks are in a tour bus?

Most buses are arranged with 12 bunks, two columns on either side stacked three bunks high. There’s not enough room to sit up, or roll over without shifting and scooting your body to roll over in the bunk.

How much do small artists make on tour?

Let’s assume you tour for five weeks and play a total of 30 shows (we are factoring in a few days off throughout the tour). This means your band will earn $24,000. And a band this size can make $1,000/night in merch, giving you another $30,000 in your pocket. So, the total you can make on a tour is $54,000.

Where do Artist sleep on tour?

Depending on the budget of a tour, musicians sleep in hotel rooms, the tour van (or bus), a host’s living room, or at various campsites.

How much does it cost to rent a bus for band tours?

Rates for Band Tour Bus Rentals Charters Our rates have a combination of some daily and mileage fees, so without knowing your planned travel itinerary, it will be tough to say. It could run anywhere from $1,000 – $1,299 per day if you’re traveling 300 – 499 miles per day.

Where can I rent a luxury tour bus?

Great American Charter is a rental company based in Staten Island, NY. Their large fleet covers many types of vehicles, and their Luxury Tour Bus rental is tailored primarily to musicians and entertainers. They serve over 100 major cities across the United States and offer competitive prices for their busses.

Why do musicians book tour buses?

Since transportation is such a massive part of the touring budget, sometimes half of the gross income of the show, it’s imperative to know those costs before agreeing upon a price. “One of the biggest reasons why we book tour buses is because of our production gear,” Vaughn continues.