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Touring Quotes

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Touring is really a pretty lonely business.
- Eddy Arnold

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

I felt pressured by continuous touring.
- Andy Partridge

I have a great time touring.
- LeAnn Rimes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

After touring with David Bowie last year,
I was inspired to look at what I wanted to do as an artist,
and I realized I wanted to go back to the music I fell
in love with when I was eight years old.
- Emm Gryner

That's when we decided to stop in '66.
Everyone thought we toured for years,
you know, but we didn't.
I joined in '62, and we'd finished touring in '66 to
go into the studio where we could hear each other...
and create any fantasy that came out of anybody's brain.
- Ringo Starr

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 came off the tour for the last album,
we started on this one.
We've just been chipping away at it.
We're not in that much of a hurry, because when we release a Blur album,
that's a three year promotion and touring cycle.
- Dave Rowntree

I was required by Capital to release one every six
months and the fastest I could do with all my touring was every nine months,
and it would spook me every time because I never had
what I needed and I really didn't want to do covers.
- Leo Kottke

We didn't realize there were that many boy bands until
we started touring in Europe.
I don't think we were ever affected by it since a lot
of the groups in Europe didn't really sing live,
but we did and would perform a cappella as well.
- A. J. McLean

It was about this time that I began experiencing the
beginnings of my battles with an anxiety disorder.
We were touring a lot and there were some developing
personal problems within the band.
- Jack Irons

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

Touring is tough.
You're almost in a haze because you don't really know
where you are half the time:
You're in a hotel room one moment,
and the next thing you know, you're onstage performing for 60,000 people,
then you're back on an airplane.
It's very hectic and I couldn't do it without my family.
- Vanessa Hudgens

It's good to be playing one and a half hour again.
In the States we played like an hour and when you got
onstage it felt like all of a sudden you are already done your set.
But now, it feels like we are touring again.
- Kerry King

I've talked to some drummers who seem to have a very
hard time staying in shape on the road,
including some drummers touring with high-profile acts
that don't have to live on fast food every night.
- Matt Cameron

I claimed identity as Jewish musicians for political reasons,
because most of us were touring in Germany and,
at this time, twelve years ago, there was a strong
resurgence of Nazism in the places we were touring
and part of that was on the music scene.
- Marc Ribot

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

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


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