The Role of the Logistics Professionals in Big Concert Tours

Concert performance producers and logistics partners work behind the scenes of every live entertainment. From the opening performance to the finale.

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For touring performances, you need to plan carefully to move all your equipment from one place to another. This is the work of the logistics partner.

Jason Junker, senior production manager at NETworks Presentations, said: “Entertainment logistics are very structured and controlled.” NETworks Presentations is one of the largest theater tour producers in the United States.

“Everything needs to be done on time,” agreed Greg Walden, director of event production for New York-based marketing firm Geometry.

In every show, concert, or exhibition, logistics experts will ensure that all components arrive on schedule.

The Role of the Logistics Professionals in Concerts

Preparations are made even prior to the road tour schedule. The first thing for a logistics expert (e.g. removalist Brisbane) is to move equipment to the central location (rehearsal place or first participant location) then transports all equipment to the next.

In the United States, among the experts in the logistics and moving industry is the Rock-It Cargo. They have many years of experience in the field and have helped many concerts become a success. Let’s hear it on how they rock every music concert from Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, Lady Gaga, and other popular artists in the music industry.

 “We use a variety of transportation options, such as local transportation, offshore transportation, air transportation and sea transportation,” said Ed Butler, vice president of Rock-It Cargo, headquartered in Los Angeles.

All musicians on a concert tour have equipment that they need to move, from musical instruments to speakers and other important electronic devices. The bigger the concert or show, the more equipment must be carried. The set of stages (risers, backgrounds, and everything the band uses to make the stage look special) are all included in the logistic equation. The same applies to light, audio, video, and mixing equipment.

When all these devices arrive at the scene, the operator will remove and install devices in a specific order. The rigging, stage sets, lighting, video, and audio all follow a specific order. “The last lever is geared,” Butler said. After the performance, everything goes in reverse order. This has to be done carefully or else it will damage the rest of the system.