In this Tour Tips segment, the pop aritst, Maty Noyes, recommends advice for being a musician on the road. You can check out the tips below:
Touring is a magical experience one truly can’t prepare themselves for. When you’re going through it every day, you lose all concept of the outside world. I call it living in the tour bubble.
There are so many things I wish I knew before going on my first bus tour!!! For one, the water on the bus that comes out of the showers and sinks is usually unusable and has been known to give people pink eye. Which means you have to wait until the hotel days to take proper showers. Showering is not a luxury you can access at any point, so bring wipes. Every kind of wipe! Face wipes, body wipes, you name it. There’s nothing worse than feeling all gross after a show and having to wait it out with not even wipes to clean off your makeup from the night - which leads me to sheet mask. Bring them!!!
it’s hard to eat on the road. Many times, before shows eating a giant “normal” meal at the time it’s offered to you seems to be daunting to get down. Pro tip : even if you’re too nervous to eat in that moment get something for later!!!! Or you’ll end up like I did - eating Wendy's chicken nuggets every night at 2AM for a month straight (would not recommend) lol! Also, little vitamin packets and healthy super food snacks are always great to have around. Two of my favorites are rootless and AG greens ❤️
But hands-down, the best part about touring is getting to meet your fans in person and connecting with them genuinely face-to-face. There’s absolutely nothing in the world that beats that.