On this episode of lo-fidelity, we discuss a decision every artist has to make: whether to tour or not to tour. Amongst the myriad of ways artists make this decision, we specifically address different categories of answers: artists who never tour, bands who quit touring for good but continue writing and recording music, bands past their prime that continue to tour (or paying a price for nostalgia), with an added bonus of a discussion on the recent phenomenon of album-anniversary tours. There are plenty of examples to learn from, but don’t forget you can always discuss your own stories and examples with us!
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr discuss the Beatles leaving the road for good: https://youtu.be/xMdkYUIq9Gw
Andy Partridge on the TuneTribe Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRNwlI1yUMo
Diffuser.fm article on Andy Partridge’s breakdown: http://diffuser.fm/andy-partridge-nervous-breakdown/
Kate Bush interview with BBC Radio 6: https://youtu.be/dd0V1tONWxQ
Dick Dale touring for his health: http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6663777/surf-guitar-legend-dick-dale-touring-illness
Ariel Pineda with Journey – “Don’t Stop Believing”: https://youtu.be/4Yy6pmsQ9H8
Newsweek article on album anniversary tours: http://www.newsweek.com/joshua-tree-how-nostalgia-took-over-concert-industry-u2-everclear-654346
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