Ian Jorgensen aka Blink even has his own page on Wikipedia.
As if you didn’t know, he’s the guy behind A Low Hum – as well as organizing the totally awesome Camp A Low Hum annual festival he seems to have tour managed a million tours (probably not quite a million – but really has done it lots).
He knows his shot so much, that he could write a book about it. In fact, he has. It’s called DIY Touring The World.
“Back in 2008, six weeks before leaving on tour for six months with wellington band Over The Atlantic, I discovered that their booking agents have only booked a total of eight shows. Thrown into the deep end, cue my having to learn how to become an international booking agent in no time. With no previous experience, I end up extending the tour to around 50 shows, including some festivals.
Not wanting others to end up in the same unfortunate situation, I decided to write a handbook on how to plan, book and manage a successful overseas tour. Taking notes during the following world tours I organised, I worked on writing something ridiculously simple to read and easy to follow, so that anybody could read in a few hours, put down and start planning a tour.
I released an early draft as a photo-copied zine a year ago before an 80 date tour with Disasteradio. Since coming back from that tour I’ve added a considerable amount of new information and I’m finally happy that this is ready to be shared.
This book is written principally for a band with absolutely no profile whatsoever overseas so they can still book a tour but no matter what stage the band is at—or even if you aren’t in a band and just looking for some tips on cheap travel overseas or an easy read, you’ll still find much in this useful.”
Print Edition. 128 pages, A5
Releases June 1st through alowhum.com
and very select retailers.
$13 NZD incl. postage within NZ
$15 USD incl. postage worldwide
PDF Digital Edition
Releases July 1st through alowhum.com
Pay-as-you-like. No minimum.
June 1 – The Archive, CHCH
June 2 – The National, DUN
June 8 – Mighty Mighty, WGTN
June 9 – Whammy Bar & Wine Cellar, AKL
At the release parties you can pick up
the print edition for just $10