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Touring is really a pretty lonely business. ...
by Eddy Arnold

Touring is really a pretty lonely business.
- Eddy Arnold

When I finally put my guitar in the case the last time,
I want to be remembered just as a singer,
not as a country singer or pops singer -
just a singer.
- Eddy Arnold

I'm trying to sell every audience something;
that something is me.
- Eddy Arnold

Don't be afraid to fall flat on your face.
- Eddy Arnold

 

This is my seventh decade...
and every once in a while I get a hankering to re-visit these songs again...
songs with which I have had a great relationship.
- Eddy Arnold

I'll give up this sort of touring madness certainly,
but music-everything is based on music.
No, I'll never stop my music.
- George Harrison

As opposed to touring for three years and then going
into the studio and writing an album,
I think this record is representative of a lot of everyday people.
- Nuno Bettencourt

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A lot of people can't stand touring but to me it's like breathing.
I do it because I'm driven to do it.
- Bob Dylan

The touring for this album was definitely going to
be the most intense touring we've done.
- Daniel Johns

I'm not going to do any more solo touring.
- Bruce Dickinson

I didn't spend much time in America,
which probably was a mistake.
To someone else, having a number one in America would
be enough to get them touring.
- Kim Wilde

I like to travel.
I love touring, I love playing.
- Lita Ford

There hasn't been one highlight that stands out...
but touring and performing has been great.
- Christina Milian

We got touring with the Stones, and people were trying to keep up with Keith.
He's like a human machine with a constitution of iron,
and they all thought they could do the same.
- Ron Wood

So when you start touring, women are definitely going to check you out first.
- Gavin DeGraw

Duncan Aldrich has been my partner in most recording projects,
and touring projects, for the past decade.
- Warren Zevon

I'm super serious about that stuff.
I mean, it's rare that I sit down at a drum set when I'm not touring,
because we tour so much.
- Travis Barker

I have worked enough and I am happy to be touring the
country speaking about living with MS to give people
inspiration and motivation to help themselves.
- Teri Garr

I am busy touring all over Europe, Japan,
and Australia.
- Suzi Quatro

Yeah, touring can get rough some times and draining,
but I always have to pinch myself and realize that I'm doing what I love.
- Jonny Lang

In 1994, I started touring again and I recorded two albums for Chesky Jazz.
- Chuck Mangione

When I was about seven, I started touring the globe
as part of New York's La MaMa theater company -
without my parents!
- Diane Lane

Songwriting is the other weight on the opposite side
of the scale from touring.
They balance me out creatively.
- Tommy Shaw

I've been touring now since about '68.
- Joe Cocker

I toured in Europe first, before I did any touring in the U.S.
It was with Jimmy Nail and others.
- Deana Carter

We were really motivated to do something with this record overseas,
even though I hate touring.
- Daniel Johns

I toured Ontario in the winter of '48,
in a touring company of The Drunkard,
in which I played the bartender.
- Jonathan Frid

Touring with King Crimson wasn't a lot of fun for me.
I had a lot of equipment, and when I was in improvised
music I'd set it up myself,
play the gig, and put it all away again.
- Jamie Muir

The world is crawling with authors touring now.
They're like performance artists.
- Kazuo Ishiguro

I won't apologize for ticket prices.
I think we're well worth it.
We consider ourselves in the elite touring acts,
like the Stones, Elton John, Paul McCartney.
- Glenn Frey

I learned so much about playing and touring being on
the road and in the studio with Jeff,
but I'd always played a lot of gigs in Seattle even
prior to joining the Fusion.
- Kenny G

I felt pressured by continuous touring.
- Andy Partridge

In 1968 the Arts Council managed to get a grant from
the treasury to buy up a lot of derelict touring theatres
and put them back in the hands of the local authorities.
- Timothy West

When I stopped touring in the early '80s for a few years,
it was a mistake looking back.
I lost touch with my audience in a way and I think
that was a bad career move.
- Bryan Ferry

I have been on my own all my life except during those touring days.
- Cyril Cusack

I don't do interviews at all when I'm on tour,
so this time, on a day off, I'll do that kind of thing a little bit.
I don't do big promotion schedules, not when I'm touring.
- Bryan Ferry

The experiences of promoting my first album were really something;
there is so much illusion in my environment (touring
and pop music) that I wanted to clear away.
- Duncan Sheik

We'll have these people hang out with us while we're doing our touring,
and talk to them and let them speak their piece to the world.
- Anthony Kiedis

King Crimson will soon be touring parts of Europe.
- Adrian Belew

I have a great time touring.
- LeAnn Rimes

Touring doesn't kill me and I can handle it.
- Daniel Johns

I got fed up with being in bands.
I spent a couple of years touring the country in a smoked filled band,
doing lots of drugs and being really unhealthy.
- Cliff Martinez

If I stopped touring tomorrow, it wouldn't change my life.
- John Oates

Touring and promoting and recording take a lot of time,
it's just getting the right balance that's important.
- Jamelia

I keep working mainly because my wife and I spend most
of our time touring the country doing our own plays.
- Joseph Bologna

I enjoyed the two years I was with Clannad.
I enjoyed touring.
We toured a lot in Europe.
- Enya

If Daryl stopped touring it would be a big part of him missing.
- John Oates

I was burned out.
I think I was just exhausted.
It was a very intense five years.
We didn't stop.
It was constant touring, constant writing,
recording.
- Roger Andrew Taylor

We completed and released "No Code" in 1996.
We began some off and on touring for that release.
- Jack Irons

I'm just saying that at least for the foreseeable future
there won't be any more touring.
- Glenn Danzig

I don't like touring and it seemed to be getting on top of me in a big way.
- Andy Partridge

I'm doing a lot of touring and things have been really busy for me.
- Dave Lombardo

I'm quite grateful to the BBC.
They helped me back onto the touring circuit.
- Louise Jameson

I like touring, I like being in the studio,
a bit of both.
I like to have a bit of time at home as well.
- John Deacon

I think we could have done a lot more great music,
so I was disappointed that we didn't continue making records and touring,
but it's hard to argue with 10 good years.
- Jerry Harrison

The touring part is really mixed.
You love to play and you can't wait to go,
but you don't want to leave.
- Nuno Bettencourt

We toured that record for a year, which turned out
to be the culmination of ten years of being constantly on the road.
We were sick to death of touring.
- Michael Stipe

At least the rap metal stuff is good,
but it's not really my bag.
I've been listening to the radio since we've been touring the past month,
because we don't get it most of the time.
- Jon Crosby

I don't do drugs anymore...
than, say, the average touring funk band.
- Bill Hicks

Then we're going to take a lot of time off because
in the last three years we've been touring continuously.
- Meg White

Nowadays, it's like two different arenas,
recording and touring.
When I started way back in the day, doing both was nothing,
you didn't have to think about it, the road and recording.
- Bootsy Collins

I learned a lot from that first record and I learned
a lot from my experiences touring,
but really the biggest education I got over the past
two years was learning the importance of arrangements.
- Vanessa Carlton

There are nights when you can feel stale because you've
fallen into a pattern by touring too much,
but it's easy to get out of it by deliberately getting
in trouble and playing yourself into a corner to then
see if you can get out of it.
- Leo Kottke

I've done that I was touring a couple of years ago
with R. Kelly and the Lillith Fair, I would do the
late night underground gigs as well because it's always
around those times that there was a hot song,
either on the radio or in the clubs,
it would just be simultaneous.
- Deborah Cox

I guess some of today's programming has rubbed off
on me because I find myself having to set time around for touring,
putting that together and then setting time around for recording.
- Bootsy Collins

When we're touring America or Europe,
we use our own plane and a great advantage of that
is it cuts out an awful lot of time checking in.
You literally drive up to the plane,
get on and then drive off at the other end.
- Phil Collins

If you get half a million, at a certain stage you probably
will get 4 million people,
if they are able to hear it.
The touring thing is unbelievable.
It really is amazing from what we did the last tour
even to what we are doing now.
- John Mayer

I'm hopefully touring with Colin Baker next year in Perfect Strangers.
I have performed with Sylvia Simms in poetry and music evenings.
I would love to do those for the rest of my career -
they are so fun and witty.
- Louise Jameson

After I quit my band, I definitely was so full,
like I'm so full I could never eat again.
I had that kind of feeling where the elements,
like the touring stuff, were harder for me and I definitely
felt fine not experiencing it again.
- Jason Schwartzman

There is a lot of good quality music being made and
from this tour and the touring we've been doing over
the 10 years there has definitely been a big pickup in people showing up,
especially in girls 18-24.
- John Campbell

Well, T Bone's had a remarkable career as a producer
since the time that we first worked together.
He was dividing his time between recording and producing when we first met,
and touring.
We toured together and we were great friends.
- Elvis Costello


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