Touring Notebook

A Digital Resource Guide for Navigating Communication & Relationships Before, During, and After Tour.

The Backline Touring Notebook was created to support individuals who work in the touring music industry, their family members, and partners. We have created two versions, one to work through alongside a partner or individual in your support network, and one to work through individually. Throughout these guides, you will find information focused on tour preparation, communication, transitions, as well as ways to work through thoughts, emotions with the goal of improving overall wellbeing.

To make it easier to access tools and resources, and suggestions for how to make the time away and difficult transitions home more manageable, we have divided the Notebooks into six sections:


  • Before Leaving
  • While On Tour
  • Returning Home
  • Self-Care Strategies
  • Helpful Resources
  • Backline Support
The Appendix includes worksheets to further support your exploration. They are fillable so you can work on them right in the document, but you can also download additional copies of the worksheets and save them to your drive or desktop so you can return to them as often as you like.