I regularly receive questions about WHY I tour where I tour, and WHY NOT HERE?. Whether it is Argentina, Greece, Bulgaria, Hungary, or the USA, the answer is pretty much the same:
Any confirmed touring plans will always be posted to my website at ingovogelmann.com. I’m always actively trying to find ways to tour as many places as possible. I enjoy touring, I love to travel to new places, and I want to play to you.
However, many countries/regions/cities are simply not always financially viable to reach. This is a complex balance of issues. Sometimes it’s to do with the economies of certain countries, exchange rates etc. All this must be balanced against costs: flights, hotels, etc. My overall popularity in a certain part of the world is an important factor too. Promoters can’t charge you too much for a ticket! (I’m not Celine Dion!).
And it’s not ALWAYS about money! Even more frustratingly – sometimes a show in your town might make perfect sense financially, only for us to discover that there is no capacities available on the days I can get there. Grr..
SO, in a nutshell, it’s COMPLICATED!
This doesn’t mean I’ll stop trying to find other ways of coming to you, because I WANT to – but many of the routes I DO try often fall apart under scrutiny.
There are always several solutions to a problem, and I will continue to try to make a gig happen somewhere close to you.
Please remember, that I’m not intentionally NOT touring in your country. It’s certainly not “personal” or because of any prejudices on my part – it’s simply a matter of timing, economics and geography.
Just as there are many fans who cannot find the resources to travel to see me, in the same way, I can’t always find the resources to come see YOU.
So how come I just saw an unknown DJ play in my town last night and you say you can’t make it work?
Ill, the answer’s the same really. Maybe their costs are lower (I come from Germany) and maybe they have a something/someone covering their losses.
But it’s not all doom and gloom. There are ALWAYS tours, gigs, and festivals that I’m working on every week that you never hear about, because I don’t want to announce plans that may fall through. This is why I only post realistic dates on my website.
I would love to come and see all of you – and I’m working on it.
I hope this helps you to understand my situation.
See you soon … Hopefully!
You can always contact me for booking requests through my website at ingovogelmann.com. I also love to hear your feedback on this post here in the comments.