A tour (derived from the French tour, which around 1700 also referred to a musical form; English , also short form in French in geographical and sporting contexts: tour) is a series of performances by one or more artists at different locations, such as the guest performances of one Theater ensembles outside of their traditional place of activity, a tour of a touring theater or a concert tour with several appearances by a musician or a musical group . Lecturers of all kinds, comedians, speakers, politicians (during the election campaign) can also go on tour.
Organizing a tour is a complex process and requires intensive preparation. There is usually a tour management between the lecturer and the local operator at the venue, which negotiates the organization of a tour by contract. The items to be negotiated include, for example: start / end of the event, security, overnight stays, transport, advance ticket sales, local staffing requirements, technical requirements, catering, secure parking spaces, fees, local / national advertising, etc ...
- Adalbert Quadt : Guitar music from the 16th to 18th centuries Century. According to tablature ed. by Adalbert Quadt. Volume 1-4. Deutscher Verlag für Musik, Leipzig 1970 ff., Volume 2: based on tablatures for Colascione, Mandora and Angelica, 3rd edition, ibid. 1972, p. 42 ( Tournée and Entrée for Mandora, anonymous, around 1700).
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