Rock the Voice: Caring for Your Voice on Tour

Caring For Your Voice While Touring

Metallica and Greta Van Fleet are currently rockin’ it out on their tour, and Elton John recently set the remaining North American dates of his farewell tour. Let’s face it, as an Artist touring will be a large part of your career if you want to be successful. Whether going out on a short or extended tour that lasts several months, it’s important that you take care of your voice while touring. 

Due to extended hours and singing nightly, it’s easy to experience vocal cord injury, or experience laryngitis and hoarseness. Touring can be fun, yet exhausting due to the overwhelming pressure and demand of putting on an amazing show for your fans. It’s extremely important to never forget your voice is an instrument, and it needs the proper care. 

 

Here are some tips on how to care for your voice while on tour.

  1. Make sure you warm up your voice properly before every performance
  2. Get plenty of sleep and rest between performances
  3. Use a humidifier or steamer – A humidifier or steamer will keep your vocal cords hydrated, and can also reduce any phlegm 
  4. Rest your voice and limit talking 
  5. Stay Hydrated – Drink plenty of room temperature water, and if you drink tea, make sure it’s non-caffeinated tea
  6. If in cold weather, keep a scarf around your neck and cover your nose and mouth when walking around to prevent inhaling the cold air
  7. Don’t drink alcohol the night before or the day of performances, and avoid drug use and smoking

 

Cheers! 

-Candice F.