Tour Advice - Don't be afraid to help!
Right, some people may agree, some people may disagree, hey well, that's life! Anyway, on a tour with a band as a photographer - especially a smaller band - don't be afraid to help out, moving gear, moving bags/setting stuff up! Just because you're the photographer doesn't mean you're entitled to a free pass from work!
Even if the band don't ask, offer yourself, also, offer yourself to support bands/the venue or whatever... make a good impression to everybody you meet on the road! Everybody knows everybody, offend one, offend everyone, impress one, impress everyone!
Also - Tonight, Where There's Life played The Vestry in Dundee, a mad ass little pub and it was definitely a challenge for me to shoot, creativity was required... hopefully did the night justice and given the guys some photos they like! The only approval I need of my work is that of the bands!
Anyway, help people, love people, stay safe!