After your city voting has ended and you picked the cities for your tour it is time to find and book the right venues. If you have a professional booking partner they will most probably take care of it.
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You can also take care of booking yourself- It is possible but oftentimes it is tough or takes a lot of time to find and book venues. In this case you can use your fan requests to convince a venue/promoter as you can show there is an actual demand. You can also ask your fans for help with finding a venue - you never know!
• Arrange enough time for promotion and ticket sales before the show. Schedule at least 6 weeks for this.
• Choose the right venue for your show. Be careful that you choose a venue, you can actually fill. Everyone probably has a dream venue, where all your favorite musicians have played; however that doesn’t mean the venue will also fit you. Start with small venues and open yourself a door to play at the bigger places.
• Choose multiple show dates. Don’t be surprised if you don’t get the date you want. Unless you are booking a venue way in advance, you have to be really lucky to get a venue on your dream date. Before booking a show, come up with a few dates that would make you happy.
• Contact the venue you picked. Once you agreed on a date, don’t forget to get information from them. There are a few questions you need to ask: What is the price? • • When can you open the door? When does the show need to end? When can you do the soundcheck? Are there any special rules?
Make an agreement/ sign a contract. In smaller clubs you probably won’t have to sign a contract; however you have to agree on certain specifics. Even though there is not much flexibility in the price you pay it never hurts to negotiate. When and if you sign a contract be very careful. In case the show is cancelled, you will still be liable to pay the fee.