Top 164 Tour Quotes

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“I have the time needed to support the album and tour.”

― Aaliyah

“I think a lot of bands are creatively knackered when they come off tour.”

― Alex Kapranos

“I’m always, always really health conscious – even more so on tour.”

― Alissa White-Gluz

“Being able to be one of the headline bands on Warped Tour was a dream I had since I was in middle school.”

― Andy Biersack

“Anyway, I collapsed in France in the middle of a tour. I hadn’t been eating properly, I was getting very phobic about audiences, and I collapsed in pure fright.”

― Andy Partridge

“Come English Settlement, I had it in my head that I didn’t want to tour.”

― Andy Partridge

“I don’t have much interest in being on a senior tour. I don’t think I retired so that I could be on tour.”

― Andy Roddick

“At my Rolling Stones’ tour, the camera was a protection. I used it in a Zen way.”

― Annie Leibovitz

“Tour is fun.”

― ASAP Ferg

“I’m actually at home when I’m not on tour, and I have a lot of downtime.”

― Austin Carlile

“When I tour, I stuff fridges full of organic food and stick to that.”

― Avril Lavigne

“On tour, there’s dry shampoo – I use the one by Bed Head.”

― Banks

“I queued 24 hours to see Coldplay, at Koko in London, at the start of the X&Y tour.”

― Ben Lovett

“I am working as public relations director for the Tour de France and maintaining my farm.”

― Bernard Hinault

“I have contacts with the Tour de France which keep me close to cycling.”

― Bernard Hinault

“Breaks are needed after you play a long tour.”

― Bhuvneshwar Kumar

“If you watch the ‘Blue Collar Tour,’ I was probably the least redneck of everybody.”

― Bill Engvall

“I used to be told if I talked about my sexuality in any way that we wouldn’t have a tennis tour.”

― Billie Jean King

“I’m not as incredibly prolific as Louis C. K., and I’m definitely not doing a completely brand-new hour probably by the beginning of the tour.”

― Bo Burnham

“Being on tour is like being in limbo. It’s like going from nowhere to nowhere.”

― Bob Dylan

“I’d rather make music than tour.”

― Bob Seger

“I’m not a tour rat. I’m not crazy about it.”

― Bob Seger

“I had been on tour with people like Roy Orbison. I knew Bobby Darin, Sam Cooke. So many great performers.”

― Bobby Vinton

“If I can win the Tour de France, there is hope for everybody.”

― Bradley Wiggins

“I think the only festival I ever went to was Warped Tour.”

― Brendon Urie

“We never got on a big, big tour, but we did a lot of spot dates.”

― Bubba Sparxxx

“Being on a book tour is a lot easier than reporting.”

― Calvin Trillin

“That jam was so much fun that by the end of the tour, we just jammed on all of the songs.”

― Charlie Byrd

“When I did the solo acoustic tour in 2010, I fell in love with that kind of performance.”

― Chris Cornell

“Rather than missing home when I’m on tour, I miss tour when I’m at home.”

― Chris Rea

“I did a theatrical musical, Annie Warbucks, when I was 11. We did a tour and we stopped by Los Angeles.”

― Christina Milian

“About two months ago I finished a gospel tour.”

― Cliff Richard

“I mean, it takes a large entourage to put on a tour. You can’t have ’em sittin’ around.”

― Clint Black

“After drama school I did a seven-month tour of Europe performing in ‘Romeo and Juliet.’ I played Romeo.”

― Clive Owen

“On my tour, either they’re coming to see me, or they’re not.”

― Cole Swindell

“I was on tour with Michael Jackson for a while; I did the ‘Dangerous’ and ‘History’ tours. I was also on tour with Diana Ross.”

― Cris Judd

“Mark Crew, the only producer we’ve ever worked with, has been joining us on tour as often as possible.”

― Dan Smith

“Yes, actually. Animation’s a very easy thing to watch on tour.”

― Dave Rowntree

“We love to make records, and we love to tour.”

― David Bryan

“Usually for the tour, there’s about 80 songs in our brain.”

― David Bryan

“You don’t write songs, really, when you’re on tour.”

― David Longstreth

“Coldplay’s ‘Mylo Xyloto’ tour was incredible.”

― Daya

“It’s very hard to tour.”

― Dee Dee Ramone

“There’s no tour plans, no reunion, no new album… nothing.”

― Dee Snider

“WE used to tour quite a lot during the summer with Everton in my day.”

― Dixie Dean

“I went on tour in the play H.M.S. Pinafore.”

― Dominic Chianese

“After I convinced them that I was a harmless novelist, I actually got them to give me a tour of the harem – which is usually off limits for tourists.”

― Dorothy Dunnett

“Life is an adventure, it’s not a package tour.”

― Eckhart Tolle

“I’m the one in the band that said I’m not going on tour unless we do a record.”

― Eddie Van Halen

“I tour as many countries as possible, and I’ve toured every state in America, plus every province in Canada.”

― Elton John

“We were with Frank as part of his very last tour.”

― Eydie Gorme

“I cannot work on a Revamp album when I tour with Nightwish. And I cannot do any Nightwish stuff when I’m touring with Revamp.”

― Floor Jansen

“I would agree to some extent that on the Champions Tour that there is a greater premium on putting than the regular tour because of the course setups.”

― Fred Funk

“It was a nightmare. The band had to tour Greenland by bus.”

― Fred Schneider

“If I had had a chance to tour with Van Halen before the record, I think it would have been a different record.”

― Gary Cherone

“I have come to see what the Tour is about, and it has been harder than I imagined. You don’t realise what it is like until you actually compete.”

― Geraint Thomas

“I’ve won the Tour. But no, I don’t feel I’m a celebrity.”

― Geraint Thomas

“We’ve had a lot of agencies try and sabotage our tour.”

― Glenn Danzig

“The Paramount executives were so pleased with Sunset Boulevard that they asked me to do a publicity tour.”

― Gloria Swanson

“My dad was very into cycling and had lots of magazines around the house. So I knew about the best cyclists of that era: Arnaud Tournant, Laurent Gane. I watched a lot of the Tour de France and the Tour of Spain with him.”

― Grégory Baugé

“We also tour nationally and internationally.”

― Graeme Murphy

“You learn a lot about each other from a tour, musically and humanly.”

― Gustavo Dudamel

“The original Grand Tour would generally begin in Belgium or the Netherlands before moving through Paris, Geneva, Spain, Italy, and perhaps Greece.”

― Hanya Yanagihara

“I once worked as a tour guide in the Costa del Sol of Spain.”

― Harlan Coben

“I don’t go on tour tours – I just go randomly to cities to do shows if I have an opening in my schedule.”

― Harland Williams

“I’m not one for Sudoku or crosswords – the thing that fires my little brain is doing tour budgets.”

― Ian Anderson

“I have to finish this book tour of almost 30 cities.”

― Iris Chang

“I’ve been touring through Texas since I was 15, on my first tour ever.”

― Jack Antonoff

“The Senior Tour is a good concept, although frankly I’m not astounded at its continued success. It gives a lot of guys an opportunity to extend their careers.”

― Jack Nicklaus

“As far as artists and musicians, they don’t retire. They might tour less.”

― James Hetfield

“Traditionally, tours were a means of promoting a record. Today, the record promotes the tour.”

― James Surowiecki

“I’m glad that I still have the ability to tour in Europe. I do love it.”

― James Taylor

“I’m no longer a shoeaholic, but I used to be. I used to spend all my time on tour either buying records or shoes.”

― Jamie Cullum

“When we are on tour we also take chances.”

― Jan Garbarek

“A lot of people would rather tour sewers than visit their cousins.”

― Jane Howard

“My brothers were gone on tour a lot, and I would miss them so much.”

― Janet Jackson

“When I’m getting ready for a tour, I’ll work out with the dancers.”

― Janet Jackson

“I really enjoy recording right after a tour. We’re tired, but the songs are really lived in by then.”

― Jason Molina

“When you’re the oldest rider at the Tour de France, you really feel it.”

― Jens Voigt

“My favorite place in the world is the Harry Potter tour near London.”

― Jessica Williams

“Nothing in golf is certain, especially on the PGA Tour.”

― Jim Nantz

“As we all know, the concept of the gimme putt is anathema to the PGA Tour.”

― Jim Nantz

“I love to go on tour and perform. I love all the parts of the process.”

― Joan Armatrading

“I had a blast doing the Warped Tour, but it’s good to be home, for sure.”

― Joan Jett

“I spent another six years in Europe covering sporting events such as the Tour de France.”

― John Tesh

“Bands on tour are very good cultivators of what’s the avant-garde of comedy.”

― Jonathan Krisel

“If Shakespeare had to go on an author tour to promote Romeo and Juliet, he never would have written Macbeth.”

― Joyce Brothers

“My parents were in Vaudeville, in musical. And I would tour with them and had a couple of wonderfully lucky breaks in England.”

― Julie Andrews

“It is definitely an advantage to have someone on tour with you for company.”

― Karolina Pliskova

“It’s just special to have a twin sister on the Tour.”

― Karolina Pliskova

“I want to tour, everywhere I can, all of the world.”

― Kat Edmonson

“Before ‘The Vampire Diaries,’ I was making beats, which is how I got’s attention, and I went on tour with him.”

― Kat Graham

“Five people in a Volkswagen station wagon without equipment. Now we tour with six people in a van.”

― Kate Pierson

“I like looking for things on tour.”

― Kate Pierson

“I wrote a whole solo album and recorded some of it, even did a little tour with Sara Lee and Gail Ann Dorsey.”

― Kate Pierson

“I’m basically always on tour.”

― Kathy Griffin

“If we didn’t do the tour, it would have been disastrous.”

― Keith Emerson

“I was a food tour guide – I took people on a tour to different restaurants in the area.”

― Kelly Marie Tran

“My biggest dream is to headline an arena tour.”

― Kelsea Ballerini

“As a kid, I watched every Madonna documentary and tour. I was obsessed with her – and with any pop star of the ’80s.”

― Kim Petras

“I remember my mum and I went to see the Icky Thump tour when I was young.”

― King Princess

“I wouldn’t do just a tour, it would have to be an album, and the album would have to beat Pull.”

― Kip Winger

“I was super-obsessed with the Spice Girls. Ginger was my favorite. They had a tour in 2008, and my home girls went, but I didn’t have the money to go!”

― Kreayshawn

“Someday, I hope to do a jazz club tour.”

― Lauren Daigle

“I had redesigned my entire amplifier system for this tour because airlines are very strict now.”

― Lee Ritenour

“The woman’s tour is very tough for all of the players.”

― Li Na

“I didn’t tour Europe, because I didn’t have any label support.”

― Lita Ford

“It’s fantastic news that the Aviva Women’s Tour will continue in 2016.”

― Lizzie Armitstead

“I wanted to be a rocker and photographer and tour the world!”

― Ludovico Einaudi

“Indian food is a luxury on tour.”

― Mahesh Bhupathi

“If I had been thrown out into a radio tour when I was 18, or 17, and given a record deal, I don’t think… it would have been a total nightmare.”

― Maren Morris

“During the downtime on tour, I simply walk from room to room, staring into my computer.”

― Mark Hoppus

“There’s something insane about this business – about the cycle of making albums and going on tour to promote them.”

― Martin Gore

“There is sort of an unspoken ‘no skateboarding’ clause on tour that I break pretty often.”

― Matt Skiba

“It’s a huge deal for us to have our own headlining tour and our name on the ticket.”

― Matthew Ramsey

“I’ve always made sure that I tour with bands that people aren’t expecting me to tour with.”

― Mayer Hawthorne

“’Sweetback’ represented an economic tour de force because I had no partners; I own it.”

― Melvin Van Peebles

“We have not been able to tour since MCA, Adam Yauch, died.”

― Mike D

“Tour isn’t good for writing, but it’s good for inspiration.”

― Mitski

“My job of being a musician in a recording studio has nothing to do with being a musician being on tour performing.”

― Moby

“I basically say I’m on tour all the time, because one tour goes into the next.”

― Natalie MacMaster

“Anna Campbell and I have already done a history tour of parts of the U.K., and it would be fun to invite my fellow Word Wench Cara Elliott along, too!”

― Nicola Cornick

“I have a following. Whenever I am on tour they come. It is always sold out.”

― Nina Hagen

“I do play drums when I’m on tour.”

― Norman Wisdom

“If I decide to tour, I definitely would come to Washington, D.C. We’ll see.”

― Paula Abdul

“I had to go to Europe to tour and he died on the second day of the tour.”

― Percy Heath

“I never thought I would do an all-acoustic tour or an all-acoustic album.”

― Peter Frampton

“I’m taking my rats. Those are my friends for the tour. Thelma and Louise. They’re so cute.”

― Pink

“There are no accomplished golf tour operators in Indonesia, so a golf holiday there is a do-it-yourself operation. But don’t let that deter you.”

― Raymond Bonner

“Being on tour is a giggle.”

― Rhys Ifans

“If I’m not on tour or doing a show, I’m in the studio.”

― Rich the Kid

“I know Mick Jagger wouldn’t tour without Keith Richards and call it the Rolling Stones.”

― Richie Sambora

“If we waited for a hit record to tour, we would never have toured.”

― Rick Nielsen

“My first tour sold out in Glasgow, and they were one of the loudest. I couldn’t hear myself.”

― Rita Ora

“The Big 4 tour was really great.”

― Robert Trujillo

“I’m planning to retire from salsa. I’m planning to do a farewell tour.”

― Ruben Blades

“The Australian tour was good for us; it was ideal preparation for us.”

― Sachin Tendulkar

“I’ve got a band that I tour with, and they’re not session musicians; they’re my friends.”

― Sam Fender

“If I’m not on tour, then I’m sometimes laying down four or five records at a time.”

― Shaggy

“It’s important to tour with bands that you get along with.”

― Sonny Sandoval

“I have many good friends on tour.”

― Stan Wawrinka

“I blew the college boards, and to ease the snub from Harvard made a tour of Europe.”

― Steve Sabol

“I met my wife in 1990 when I was on the national tour of ‘Bye, Bye Birdie.’”

― Steve Zahn

“We owe it to the fans to do a tour around the world.”

― Steven Adler

“We’re happier when we’re with friends on tour.”

― Synyster Gates

“We spent a lot of time in the studio. I mean, we’ve spent a lot of time on tour, too.”

― Synyster Gates

“By the second tour I had rice cakes and hummus with me, and I was jumping rope in my room.”

― Taylor Dayne

“I still tour like a man possessed, because I am.”

― Ted Nugent

“I constantly tour, even when I don’t have a record out.”

― Teena Marie

“I am international. When I put out my second mixtape, we did four tours and a tour overseas.”

― Theophilus London

“With ‘A Million Miles,’ I still was proving myself as a writer and as a vocalist. It gave me the platform to tour again.”

― Tiffany Darwish

“I’ve turned down a lot of roles to make time to record and tour.”

― Tim Curry

“I got access to a private tour of the zoo. I got to go in a cage with a koala, which I highly recommend.”

― Todd Barry

“As soon as I’m in the studio for too long, I wanna be out on tour.”

― Tom Walker

“If Trent Reznor calls and says he needs a drummer for his tour… I’m there.”

― Tommy Lee

“I generally mark my ball with a quarter, but sometimes I’ll use a Canadian one-dollar coin. I have a bunch from when I played on the Canadian Tour. I’m not superstitious.”

― Tony Finau

“The bungle tour is a bit up in the air due to the fact this at we are getting screwed by our overseas label.”

― Trevor Dunn

“I don’t even listen to music when I’m off tour.”

― Vince Neil

“Slayer is one of my favorite bands of all time, and to be on a tour with them is absolutely a dream come true.”

― Vinnie Paul

“In 1999, we did a thing called the ‘Reinventing The Steel’ tour with Pantera, when I was still with them, and Slayer was part of that, and it was a great tour.”

― Vinnie Paul

“And it wasn’t until ’84 when I was first asked to come to Sweden and do an album and concert tour.”

― Wanda Jackson

“My dream is to tour for 50 years.”

― Winston Marshall

“We formed the band because we wanted to tour. That was our common interest.”

― Winston Marshall

“Whatever happens on tour… stays on tour!”

― WizKid
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