Hotel room selfies.#self
My mama realised when I was very small than I’m overtly strange, so she started teaching me how to make cake very early.
People will put up with any amount of weirdness so long as you give them cake.
I’m not even gonna try and hide it.
Personally I have zero experience with touring companies. I’ve only ever worked on the record label, music side of Japanese music. The only job I’ve done to bring Japanese bands to Europe is sell lots of their CDs so they have an audience to come to.
However, I know a few things. I know there is one Japanese company who does almost all Japanese band’s foreign tours. Of course there are exceptions such as MIYAVI coming with Live Nation and Crossfaith who came to the UK under their own steam (very successfully, excellent work Crossfaith, what’re they on now? Tour No 279183698247598247??). But for the most part it’s one company. There are various promotion companies throughout Europe who deal with Japanese bands though, the most prominent being B7Klan.
If you’re trying to find out who actually decides which bands go to Europe though, well it’s the bands themselves and their management who decide, the touring company are only engaged to organise the tour as far as I know. But as I mentioned having no actual experience in it I don’t really now the real deal.
Hope this is helpfullllllll-ish?
All the better for crushing skulls with.