Touring Well With Ariki Perana

May 30th 2019
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!

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