At House of Tours, it’s come to our attention that festival season is upon us and unlike last year, there are actual festivals happening this year! We may be extremely busy, but we’re also extremely grateful to be after such an uncertain time for the arts sector.
Following on from our previous post about how the backstage crew are the unsung heroes of the live event industry, we thought we’d look a little closer at some specific individuals within the industry to see how covid has affected their livelihoods and their lives.
At House of Tours, we are in the privileged position of observing and facilitating shows and tours from start to finish. That means that we see much more than the audience do, or even the band for that matter.
We’ve heard it said that the metal music industry is a self-indulgent medium of self-expression. We’re not sure metalheads or fans of metal music are as self-interested as this suggests. In fact, some of the kindest, most compassionate people we have worked with at House of Tours happened to be musicians in metal bands.