“I used to tour manage my early bands and try to get the most for our money by routing the tour in advance and knowing where we would stay - hotel or crashing on someone's floor. As soon as I got the dates I'd hit the Travelodge website and plan my drives according to the cheapest Travelodge hotels on the tour route. Book early enough and you can get rooms for as little as £15 for four people. I once ran a whole 14 date tour on £15 rooms - £210 for the whole tour!
"You'll want something reliable for a vehicle, so make sure you can fit your drums in comfortably with everyone else's gear. If you're smart you'll get a van with bunks in it and pull a trailer with the gear (make sure you have a hitch lock), that way you need no hotels.”