This is Part Two of a (majorly delayed) series I’ve entitled Rock Fiction Primer. I’ve read some head-clutchingly inaccurate descriptions of some of the basics of the world of rock ‘n roll in recent fiction, so I thought I’d give you a peek at what some of it’s really like. I’ll be covering the tour bus, custom jets, backstage, the itinerary, and the crew. If there are any subjects about rock bands (on tour or not) you’d like to know more about, just shout out in the comments.
When Heart of Gold is released this coming Tuesday, you’ll catch some action that occurs in the aircraft Illicit hired to ferry them around on their Romancing My Stones tour. While the majority of rock bands don’t spring for the big V.I.P. jet like Illicit, some of the biggest ones will. (And Illicit is, in my books, the hottest rock band on the planet, and the most successful, so yes, they’re gonna go for the big plane.) There are a lot of options for charter jets used by bands, so let’s take a peek at some of them. Continue reading