Thinking about taking your band on tour? The costs add up fast, according to Joe Carsello, Metro talent buyer.
First, you need a van, which will likely run from $20,000 to $30,000 or more. Then there's gas money, food, and shelter, and of course gear. In addition to laptops, iPods, and luggage, which individuals may want to take on tour with them, instruments are usually the most high-value cargo in a tour van.