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Old 02-10-2009, 03:07 PM
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How do you book bands?

After a couple weeks of disappointment after disappointment of bands announcing no dates near me, I figured that I can at least try to try and book them here.

Thing is, I have no fucking clue where to start.

Halp plz.
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Old 02-10-2009, 03:21 PM
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Old 02-10-2009, 03:36 PM
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Old 02-10-2009, 03:42 PM
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I read about Joey Jordison getting tons of death metal bands to come to Des Moines in the 90s by booking them himself. It's not impossible dude.
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Old 02-10-2009, 03:44 PM
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I read about Joey Jordison getting tons of death metal bands to come to Des Moines in the 90s by booking them himself. It's not impossible dude.
i never said it was impossible... i just gave you some pointless input
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Old 02-10-2009, 04:10 PM
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I read about Joey Jordison getting tons of death metal bands to come to Des Moines in the 90s by booking them himself. It's not impossible dude.
That gives me hope. I just don't know where to start.
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Get in touch with venues in your area and find out who's promoting most of the metal shows, then talk to those people. Also messaging bands can never hurt, basically just get out there and talk to people in your area and see what's up. With technology how it is nowadays almost anyone can do this stuff if they just take the time. You don't really need a lot of money either, well I mean if you wanna book Iron Maiden or something, but most any hard-working touring underground metal band would be happy with just some food/drink and maybe a place to crash. Good luck

As far as bringing bands from other countries and stuff that's a different story, but you can definitely get all the Skeletonwitch's of the world to play your town if you do it right.
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Old 02-10-2009, 08:15 PM
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Get in touch with venues in your area and find out who's promoting most of the metal shows, then talk to those people. Also messaging bands can never hurt, basically just get out there and talk to people in your area and see what's up. With technology how it is nowadays almost anyone can do this stuff if they just take the time. You don't really need a lot of money either, well I mean if you wanna book Iron Maiden or something, but most any hard-working touring underground metal band would be happy with just some food/drink and maybe a place to crash. Good luck

As far as bringing bands from other countries and stuff that's a different story, but you can definitely get all the Skeletonwitch's of the world to play your town if you do it right.
I like what you wrote.

Personally, I would be concerned with liability in organizing a concert. I live in California. You can get sued for everything. Insurance, insurance, insurance...
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Old 02-10-2009, 08:29 PM
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I like what you wrote.

Personally, I would be concerned with liability in organizing a concert. I live in California. You can get sued for everything. Insurance, insurance, insurance...
This is one of the sad things about America.
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