After the final concert in Ann Arbor, MI, the entire #RockTheLibrary tour went to Brighton, MI for a day on the lake. After so many days in a car, I loved the chance to relax by the water. We floated, sunbathed, and enjoyed the last few moments together as a tour!
While lying by the lake, Tianna, Kirstyn, Monica, and I began to outline plans for another crazy tour next summer! I can’t wait to start booking tour dates in December.
After tour wrapped, Automatic rolled out a new web-based dashboard that allows you to manipulate your travel data more than ever before. I’m using this data now to show me trends and to track our path for 2015’s tour schedule.
Before Automatic, touring with a rental car could be hectic and worrisome. Driving unfamiliar vehicles in unknown locales means you have to be ready for any possibility. However, Automatic gave us more control over our vehicle and location, more data to keep us on track, and even gave us peace of mind if anything disastrous should happen.
As a musician who travels often, not having to worry about a rental car with issues or being unfamiliar with the gas mileage and performance on a borrowed vehicle, means that I can focus less on avoiding potential problems and focus more on what I do best: playing music! I think Automatic has made the biggest impact on my long-range travel technology since the iPhone became my travel companion many years ago.
Armed with the data that Automatic gives, my favorite musicians to travel with, and a map app, I’m more prepared than ever for next summer! I hope to see you at a library or bookstore soon.
Steph, Kirstyn, Tianna, and Monica will be back on tour June 22 – July 3, 2015!