Ep. 022: David '5-1' Norman - Tour Director / Tour Manager
With over 35 years of global touring experience, David has worked on a multitude of tours throughout the world, with artists like Earth, Wind & Fire, Chase Rice, Toni Braxton, John Fogerty, Prince, John Legend, and Toto. His roles have included Tour Director, Tour Manager and Production Manager, with specific skills in areas of tour accounting, budgets, show settlements, staffing, vendor allocation, routing assistance, travel coordination, charter jet bookings and work visas. David has worked as a promoter rep and has the ability to see touring from both sides of the table – as a touring artist as well as from the promoter side which lends a unique slant to understanding all aspects of touring.
He has spoken on panels for several years at the Tour Link Conference, Leadership Music in Nashville, University of Georgia Music Business Program, IMFCON Conference, and the 2019 The Hubb Conference in Nashville for CAA to promote diversity in the music industry. He’s also written many professional articles about his time in the industry. David is involved in numerous organizations as a mentor, volunteer, panelist and ambassador of diversity in the world of touring.
David was born in the UK, but has lived in the United States for most of his life. He currently resides in Atlanta, GA.
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