For many bands out there, touring is a part of life.
It’s a way to get their music out to a larger audience, connect with their fans, and really start to build a community based around their particular music style. Touring can last for weeks, even months at a time hitting up new towns and cities on a regular basis. And sure, the show is glamourous and fun, but have you ever stopped and wondered what these artists do in their free time for fun? They aren’t on stage the entire tour, and practicing can only take up so many hours in the day, so what else do they do?
If you’re curious about what your favourite bands and artists are doing for fun on tour, here are some of the things that can help fill the time between shows.
Watch Sporting Events
Just because music may be their passion, doesn’t mean they don’t have other interests; they may also be a fan of sports. Perhaps it’s a favourite sport, team, or player, but catching up on all the latest sports action and watching live games while on tour is a great way to relax and have fun. Even if it’s not live events, they can still catch up on all the latest sports action through online sites such as Unibet. Of course, the best way to enjoy sports while on the road is to watch events in-person at the various sports venues. They are touring from place to place, so why not also catch some live games if possible?
Check Out Different Restaurants Along the Way
For regular tourists, one of the most enjoyable things about visiting new destinations is checking out the local dining scene. Musicians are no different and this can also be a source of fun. Checking out new restaurants at each stop and grabbing a meal with the whole band can be a great way to wind down and relax. It also gives them a chance to chat with local residents and get a feel of the town/city they are in, allowing them to connect with their audience that much better.
Video Gaming Can Help to Relieve Stress
As an outsider looking in at a band on tour, it may seem like it’s nothing but fun, but in reality, there is a lot of work that goes into these tours. This also means plenty of time practicing and making sure everything is perfect. This can be pretty stressful for band members, so in order to stay in the right headspace, it’s important they turn off their minds once in a while and just “chill”. Video gaming is a very popular way to do just that.
Any band that has its own tour bus likely has a gaming console on-board. Whether a member is playing a game on their own, or a multi-player game, these can prove to be a great source of fun. If they are staying in hotel rooms, they may choose to bring a console with them to plug in at each stop.
This is just a small look at the many ways in which bands take a break and enjoy a little fun while on tour.