Touring Well With Ariki Perana
We talk to Ariki Perana from the band REI, about his touring well tips!
What do you always do before you go onstage?
I usually just make sure I'm hydrated!
How many days in a row can you perform? - before your voice/body needs a break.
I usually can go every day - I think I record till fatigue every day. Sometimes twice?
What hacks do you have to make sure you get enough rest?
I actually use silly apps on my phone. I also think it's really important to make sure I'm actually tired from a whole day of stuff. I think a lot of people forget to rest well, you need to get well tired, haha
If eating a balanced diet is important to you, how are you able to find healthy options while you are touring?
Yeah, I mean, frozen vegetables are $2-5 per 500g and Fruit is usually $1-2 for a couple servings from most supermarkets. It's hard to stay away from fast food but there's no way I could survive buying more than a few meals a week!
What do you enjoy most about touring?
Definitely my friends and the shows! Nothing makes me feel more alive than playing to an audience. It's a surreal experience and it's the only thing I look forward to, haha. Counting down the days till our next one!