Planning tours is one of my favorite things. You start with a blank map and end up with thousands of people in audiences around the country! This summer, I planned my biggest tour yet—The Doubleclicks "Massive Tour" across the US. The tour includes over 10,000 miles of driving and 30 shows, most of them for all-ages crowds! Venues include theaters, game stores, and even a basement "stage" in a rad house in St. Louis, Missouri.
I taught myself how to plan tours (with help and advice from other great artists) and the system we use has helped us take sleek, profitable tours where we can see as many fans as possible where they live. I wrote a "how-to" guide for folks who want to tour like we do, and it was published on the DIY Musician blog! The Internet is a wonderful way to connect with one's audience, but it also provides fantastic resources for folks who want to get offline and see people in the real world, too.