Former SLAYER, TESTAMENT And MACHINE HEAD Tour Manager To Release ‘One For The Road’ Book

“One For The Road: How To Be A Music Tour Manager” is the first and only book on music tour management. It is a 312-page book for beginners and covers every aspect of being a road manager touring the world with a music group. It is also a brutally blunt and funny behind-the-scenes look at the ups and downs of organizing and running a music tour for some of the heaviest bands in the world.

“One For The Road: How To Be A Music Tour Manager” includes a foreword by Alex Skolnick, virtuoso lead guitarist of TESTAMENT and author of his upcoming autobiography, “Geek To Guitar Hero”, and cover design by Eliran Kantor (TESTAMENT, ATHEIST, SIGH, ANACRUSIS, GWAR).

Author Mark Workman has been a successful lighting designer and tour manager in the music business for thirty years. His list of past and present clients includes TESTAMENT, ANTHRAX, MEGADETH, SLAYER, MACHINE HEAD, DEVILDRIVER, MUDVAYNE, DIO, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, SOULFLY, SEPULTURA, KEEL and STEELER.

As a lighting designer, Mark has designed high-impact lighting performances for many music tours, including the infamous “Clash Of The Titans” (SLAYER, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT, ALICE IN CHAINS and SUICIDAL TENDENCIES) in 1990-1991 and “American Carnage” in 2010 (SLAYER, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX and TESTAMENT), as well as for many music videos and live DVDs such as MACHINE HEAD‘s “Elegies” DVD, filmed at Brixton Academy in London, England. Workman is also a boxing writer whose feature articles have appeared on BoxingScene.com and FoxSports.com.

Mark‘s second music-industry book, “One For The Road: How To Be A Concert Lighting Designer”, will be released in 2013.

“One For The Road: How To Be A Music Tour Manager” will go on sale on December 1.

For more information and book excerpts, go to www.roadcrewbooks.com.

 

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