So you want to go on tour. Touring can be the best experience anyone who works in music can have, but it can be physically tough, mentally draining, and absolutely exhausting. Here are five must-have items for people on the road to make touring just a little bit easier:
Earplugs & Sleep Mask
Being on a tour bus and sharing a small space with a handful of people can make it hard to sleep especially when you’re pulling late nights, earplugs and sleep masks will allow for anyone to be able to sleep through any noise and lights. Both items can be purchased off of Amazon.
Extra-Long Phone Charger Cord
Outlets on tour buses can be at a bare minimum and only in certain areas, having a long phone cord that can reach from wherever to your bunk can make a HUGE difference to your touring experience. You can once again purchase this item from Amazon.
Extra Socks & Underwear
I don’t think I can emphasize enough how important it is to have extra socks and underwear while on tour. When you’re constantly on the move, it can be hard to get to a laundromat to get your laundry done so it truly helps out to have extra of these items because let’s be real, no one is trying to wear the same underwear twice.
Baby Wipes & ‘Weekend Hair’ Dry Shampoo
Once again, being on the move makes it hard to take care of your basic human needs. When touring you never know when you’ll be stopping next to take a shower at a random gas station stop so baby wipes to wipe yourself down and a quality dry shampoo like this one from JOICO will become your best friends. These products can be purchased through Walmart, Amazon or UltaBeauty.
Emergen-C is such an essential for everyday life, whenever you’re feeling sick or just putting a lot of wear and tear on your body. Being on the move, having lots of late nights, early mornings, etc. it all adds up leaving your immune system to grow weak and the last thing anyone on tour is trying to do is house a cold while having to put in long hours of work. I’d recommend taking at least one Emergen-C a day while on the road. This item can be purchased at any grocery store as well as amazon.com.