Pablo Brooks - TOUR TIPS

Join us as Pablo Brooks gives you his tips for being on tour.

Pablo Brooks - TOUR TIPS
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In this Tour Tips segment, the pop/indie/rock artist, Pablo Brooks, recommends advice for being a musician on the road. You can check out the tips below:

Being on tour is the thing that validates you the most as a musician and I love it so much, even though it is also the most gruelling thing in the world and pushes your body and mind to it’s absolute limits. It’s really hard to stay sane on tour when you’re constantly surrounded by people and loud noises and the euphoria and nerves of having to perform a concert every day for months.

I think it’s really important to choose your tour crew very wisely, to go on tour with friends and people you feel comfortable with, but as well people who won't be offended if you don't talk to them for a couple hours because you want to go on a walk alone. I actually go on lots of walks alone on tour, always in the hour between Load-In and Soundcheck. I get a coffee and walk around the weird industrial complexes most venues are in. It’s kinda grim but I like that about it.

A lot of people always say that you should stay very physical and work out on tour, but to be honest the amounts I’ve tried to go on a run on tour, I’ve always failed. I try to stretch in the morning, but every minute of sleep I can get, is a valuable minute. Also the shows I do, are very physical and involve a lot of dancing and jumping, so I don't want to overwork my body. But that’s probably just an excuse. After going on tour first time, I just remember feeling so awful because I had eaten so much junk food at the sides of gas stations and inside dressing rooms, so I made it a pretty strict rule to not eat junk food anymore because it just messes up my body. Although I will allow myself a little drunk-Mc-Donald’s-cheeseburger-run every now and then after a really good show.

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