How to Book Your Band's First Show
August 27, 2012
Simon Tam in Going on Tour, Live Shows, SXSW, touring

I’ve written many things about booking, such as a step-by-step guide on booking a tour and a few things on getting into SXSW, but what happens if you don’t have a massive history of touring the country? What if this is a new band and this is your first gig? How do you get started?

Here are some tips on booking your band’s first show:

I’m guessing there’s no need for me to get into things like practicing and having a tight set or suggesting that you make flyers. You should already know that. However, you might want to read this article: Don’t Act Like an Amateur Band. It’ll help you keep getting gigs.


Simon Tam is the founder/owner of Last Stop Booking and author of How to Get Sponsorships and Endorsements. Simon’s writing on music and marketing can be found at He is on Twitter @SimonTheTam 

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