"Those of you in bands like myself who cannot afford to employ your own tour manager will end up taking on the role yourself. I have personally tour managed my own band for the past few years and the most valuable lesson I have learned is to always make sure you know your show contract to the last letter, and always print one out for every promoter. Unfortunately, some promoters try to cut as many costs as possible to the extent of not even accommodating anyone but the headliners whether it says so in your contract or not – they will often ignore it. You have the right to enforce this and get what you have contractually requested. We all know we don't ask for much on the way up, so it's not fair to not be looked after properly."