Sabaton – TOUR TIPS

In this Tour Tips segment, Pär Sundström and Joakim Brodén of the metal band, Sabaton, give you their tips for being on tour.

Sabaton – TOUR TIPS

In this Tour Tips segment, Pär Sundström and Joakim Brodén of the metal band, Sabaton, give you their tips for being on tour. You can check out the feature, after the break.

1. Pack light!
I don’t know how many laps around our planet I’ve lugged stuff around in my bags that I very rarely used if even used at all. If you don’t know that you’re gonna need something for sure, leave it at home. The things that “might be useful, would be nice to have” etc are only gonna make your back ache as you’re carrying it in and out of tour buses and hotels.
2. Remember why you’re there in the first place
The show is what’s important, there will be time enough time to drink, party and do stupid shit on a tour without compromising the show by getting drunk before, or during the show. Not that I mind a good drink or doing the stupid things (some of my best memories from over a decade of touring falls into this category [laughs]), but not to the extent that the show is affected
3. Be on time
Respect everyone else by being on time for soundchecks, bus call or lobby calls etc. Why would your sleep/personal time be worth more than anyone else’s?
4. See something, do something
Make sure you get out of the hotel, the venue or the tour bus whenever you can. Being on tour can be hell or a wonderful thing depending on what you do with it. Stay inside and you’ll end up in a tour bubble being miserable, tired and probably drinking yourself to sleep. I’ve made that mistake several times and it’s not a good place to be. Get out there, take a walk in the city, visit a theme park, visit a museum, go swimming or go for a run, anything… just get the fuck away from things and make sure you don’t miss the world happening around you!
5. Have fun!
Sounds obvious, but it’s very easy to forget when things are getting crazy busy with the band/career/family etc. Remember why you started doing this in the first place, being on tour is like being on a roller coaster, sometimes fast, sometimes slow, very high highs, and very low lows. Get used to it and enjoy the ride. ;)

SABATON 2017 North American “The Last Tour” Date w/ Leaves’ Eyes & Battle Beast:
4/20 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
4/21 – New York, NY @ Playstation Theater
4/22 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium – New England Metal & Hardcore Festival
4/23 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
4/25 – Montreal, QC @ Club Soda – SOLD OUT!
4/26 – Quebec City, QC @ Imperial De Quebec
4/27 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
4/28 – Cleveland, OH @ The Agora Ballroom
4/30 – Louisville, KY @ Diamond Pub Concert Hall
5/1 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
5/2 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze
5/3 – Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theatre
5/5 – Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
5/6 – Calgary, AB @ The Palace
5/7 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
5/8 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon – SOLD OUT!
5/10 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
5/11 – Anaheim, CA @ City National Grove
5/12 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater
5/14 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
5/16 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
5/17 – San Antonio, TX @ Alamo Music Hall
5/18 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
5/20 – Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
5/21 – Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
5/22 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore

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