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Crisis Management & Returning to Life on the Road with The Black Keys Tour Manager Jim Runge

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Jim Runge is an award-winning tour manager who has worked with artists such as The Black Keys, Lil Dicky, Major Lazer, Imagine Dragons, Lucinda Williams, the Replacements, Chase Rice, and a long list of others. His 30+ years of entertainment industry experience has brought him to nearly every major venue and festival in the US. His career has taken him from promoting punk bands in the early '80s to managing large-scale tours. He is also a co-host and co-producer of Tour Management 101.

In this episode, we discuss the importance of mentor/mentee relationships, how to stay connected to “the real world” while on the road, being a working parent, nurturing a culture of respect, how it feels to be so close to returning to the road, as well as crisis management while on the road and the toll it can take on our mental health.

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