Originally Posted by TonyD
This gets me wondering, who gets paid when the shows sell out and who eats the cost when it's a bust? I know some people here have toured small time, but that never really gets talked about.
Not in a band, not 100% sure but I have a friend who used to book shows (much smaller scale) and what I recall him telling me that the bands will get their $ in advance and then it's up to the arena/promoters to promote and talk their show up so then they can try to earn back whatever $ was spent on the artists. Again this is most insider info I have. Maybe I'm way off and someone can correct me.