The concert is an important part of a musician’s life. In concerts, the fans hear them sing live, and there is no scope for making any mistakes or performing poorly. If the fans don’t notice that you are as good live as your recorded songs, they won’t listen to your music anymore. Here are some tips to prepare for a concert.
Go to the venue
You need to be familiar with the venue first. Many things can go wrong on the day of the concert. If you travel to the venue early, you will know about the traffic, the size of the venue, and the arrangements. If there are any shortcomings, you can inform the people under charge of managing the venue.
Set-up and load-in
On the day of the concert also, you need to reach the venue early so that you can set up the stage and load in. As bands have heavy equipment, load-in and setup can take some time.
Do the soundcheck
You should do the sound check to make sure that everything is working properly. You can bring in a sound engineer to check the sound. The stage technicians can help to adjust the volume and minor issues with the instruments.
Meet the press
Before the concert, you can meet the press, which can be in the form of photoshoots, talk shows, or magazine interviews. Here you can talk about your new releases and upcoming events. Press meet-up is a good promotional opportunity for you.
You should relax backstage before your performance. You need to just focus on your performance, forgetting all the distractions in life. Relaxation techniques like breathing exercises and quick meditation can be helpful. You can also listen to your recorded songs to get into the right mood for performance.
Try to connect with the audience
When you are on the stage, you must try to create a connection with the audience. You should make sure that the audiences enjoy your performance.
If the concert is taking place in another city or country, then take the opportunity to explore the new region. You should try the local food and observe the local culture. As a privileged musician, you must take this opportunity of travelling to a new place and create some good memories.