Health and Safety gets such a bad reputation as it is mocked and belittled by the media and in casual conversation, but we definitely feel that it is important to create awesome shows which are also safe for everyone.
Firstly, we know it’s a bit premature to be referring to the present day as “post-covid”, but for entertainment venues such as theatres, arenas and concert halls, the aftereffects of the pandemic are very much being felt. During the height of covid, entertainment venues were forced to close their doors.
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.
As musicians and performers, we understand that you need your own equipment with you for your shows. We at House of Tours, are here to make sure you have the right kit, at the right venue and at the right time, within the law. So here are some of the frequently asked questions we get about the logistics of moving your stuff about the globe and the answers to them for your touring peace of mind. You know, for when we can tour internationally again.
Global pandemic aside, we know you’re anxious about what the Brexit deals between the UK and the European Union are going to mean for touring musicians and performers. Here is what you need to know about taking your show on the road in a post-apocalyptic, umm, we mean post-Brexit world.
The news of the merge between two of the world’s leading touring logistics companies didn’t come as a surprise to some. When Rock It Cargo and Sound Moves announced their collaboration on January 25th this year, it set some tongues clacking.