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Help please .... booking my band's tour ... need help in certain places ....Athens..cumberland..harrisburg
yo my name is ryan, i play guitar in a hardcore/punk band from johnstown (about an hour from pittsburgh) and we're trying really hard to do a short tour this summer but are having some trouble in certain places. The places in bold are the cities we are trying to play but kinda having a rough time finding contact to help set up shows with..... if you or are friends with anyone that sets up shows can you please hit me up with their info ?
july 10th -johnstown,PA @ 709
11th- Hurricane Skatepark - The Love of Music Fest ’09
Hurricane, West Virginia
12th - Columbus, Ohio -- not having much luck here
13th --Athens, Ohio ---- fuck ohio, not having much luck there as well
14th - Cleveland, Ohio @ now that's class !
15th - Cumberland, Md --- not finding much here ...
16th - baltimore --- sent a ton of emails out earlier so hopefully something falls through
17th - harrisburg -- probably .. like 50% sure ?
any help or suggestions on the places that are bolded would be greatly appreciated
there is a TON in baltimore..
DC isn't too far away too, alot in DC too.
good luck in cumberland.....
cumberland MD, where the employees at Taco Bell are all white.
Legends never die.
The Loft Atlanta Georgia.
Electric Factory Ballroom
The Eagles Club Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
3145 N Sheffield Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
730 Madison Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 41011
Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
Providence, Rhode Island
815 "V" St. N.W., Washington, Washington DC 20001
300 York Street, New Haven, Connecticut 08511
Some of these places are larger theaters for 1500 +/- people. I apologize for not having all phone numbers for these places. The most important thing is you have a press kit to send to venues like these and you might nab an opening spot to expose yourself to more people, shorter set but exposure goes a long way. You press kit should have a sample cd no more than 3 songs, your a-game material. a short bio on the band and discriptions of your music, both in style and other bands you are similar too. A picture of the band, playing and a "hollywood" faceshot style. I.e. the band as a whole not performing, something that gives a visual of your style. Make you press kit creative but not cocky, when bands come off like they are the next best shit, many talent buyers take that as insecirty and lies. If you band is good you do not have to tell them that. Although any press you have gotten throw that in as well, like reviews etc. You can google most of the contact info for these clubs. I know many of them are not in the exact region but I was trying to look up past places I have been and pout on shows. Many of these places have smaller clubs within for smaller bands. Get the talent buyers info or call and see what promoters work with their venue. It may be Live nation, and other small in town guys. Don't give up, you will be turneed away more then accepted. Good luck.
yo thanks for the suggestions, keep them coming !
Punk/hard rock is not music. Stop playing, or do something original and new. thanks.
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who outdrew ya.
ya man i'll get right on that.
but seriously we just got booked in baltimore at some place called the slidebar.
Try the Grog Shop in Ohio, not sure how far it is from your 3 cities though. Oh and Peabodys, i think peadbodys is cleveland and grog shop is cleveland hts?
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