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'D.I.Y Touring The World' Book Release + Shows

'D.I.Y Touring The World' Book Release + Shows

Thursday 31st May, 2012 2:17PM

A Low Hum founder Ian Jorgenson aka Blink aka 'touring guru' has released his second 'self-help' book for bands, this time about international touring.  Sure to be an invaluable guide packed full of hard earned knowledge, 'D.I.Y Touring The World' is out now in various forms to suit any budget and what better way to celebrate the books release but with a bit of a tour.  Release shows are taking place nationwide starting tomorrow night in Christchurch - here are all the details...

'D.I.Y Touring The World' Book Release Shows

Friday 1s June, The Darkroom, Christchurch
 St. Eden, Teen Fortress and Gearloose

Saturday 2nd June, The National, Dunedin
T54, The Blueness, Scattered Brains of the Lovely Union and Strange Harvest

Friday 8th June, Mighty Mighty, Wellington
Disasteradio, Golden Axe, Quarks and Name UL

Saturday 9th June, Wine Cellar and Whammy Bar, Auckland
Wine Cellar on from 8pm: Emily Edrosa, Bookself and Abraham Kunin
Whammy Bar on from 10pm: Ghost Wave, Mean Girls, Headaches, Shanalog, Carb on Carb, Totems, Ralph

All shows are free and books will be available to purchase for $10.

Press Release:


Finally it's here. I've been working on this one for years, but the sequel to 2006's "Local Knowledge", this time the guide to touring the World, "D.I.Y. Touring the World" is finally on its way.

Back in 2008, six weeks before leaving on tour for six months with wellington band Over The Atlantic, I discovered that their booking agents have only booked a total of eight shows. Thrown into the deep end, cue my having to learn how to become an international booking agent in no time. With no previous experience, I end up extending the tour to around 50 shows, including some festivals.

Not wanting others to end up in the same unfortunate situation, I decided to write a handbook on how to plan, book and manage a successful overseas tour. Taking notes during the following world tours I organised, I worked on writing something ridiculously simple to read and easy to follow, so that anybody could read in a few hours, put down and start planning a tour.

I released an early draft as a photo-copied zine a year ago before an 80 date tour with Disasteradio. Since coming back from that tour I've added a considerable amount of new information and I'm finally happy that this is ready to be shared.

This book is written principally for a band with absolutely no profile whatsoever overseas so they can still book a tour but no matter what stage the band is at—or even if you aren't in a band and just looking for some tips on cheap travel overseas or an easy read, you'll still find much in this useful.

The process in which I plan, book
and manage overseas tours
By Blink

Print Edition. 128 pages, A5
Releases June 1st through
and very select retailers
$13 NZD incl. postage within NZ
$15 USD incl. postage worldwide

PDF Digital Edition
Releases July 1st through
Pay-as-you-like. No minimum.

Release Parties

June 1 – The Archive, CHCH
June 2 – The National, DUN
June 8 – Mighty Mighty, WGTN
June 9 – Whammy Bar & Wine Cellar, AKL

At the release parties you can pick up the print edition for just $10.

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