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Name: Adam Bernard
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About Me: Entertainment journalist with 20 years of experience. Supporter of indie music. Lover of day baseball, and B-movies. Part time ninja. Kicked cancer’s ass. My memoir, ChemBro, is out now!
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Seven Essentials Bands Often Forget to Bring on Their First Tour
Thursday, August 06, 2015

Going on your first tour can be one of the most exciting times of your career. It signifies that people outside of your hometown are interested in your music and gives you the opportunity to meet fans you only know as Twitter handles and email addresses. That said, preparing for your first tour can be a bit daunting. You'll likely be traveling by van and will have to pack as efficiently as humanly possible. Sometimes that leads to mistakenly leaving some important items behind.

With that in mind, I spoke with six touring artists to find out what they neglected to bring with them the first time they toured, but now make sure they always have in the van. Consider this a checklist of things you didn't know you needed, but can't (or at least shouldn't) tour without.

Read the full column at SonicBids.com.

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