Black Coast information us via among the objects that they merely can not hit the street with out in our newest version of Tour Necessities.

The Van

“Nicely for primary it’s positively gotta be the van Aka Black Vabbath. With out our trusty steed we ain’t going wherever quick – additionally it’s received all of the mod-cons a band wants. Bunks, television, PS2 and wonderful diesel heater. Everybody who sees the van is blown away. It’s a necessary, we discuss to so many bands who always wrestle to get round or with renting vans. Actually, if you’re severe about being a touring band then purchase a van. It should pay for itself in 12 months of excellent touring.”

Cellphone Chargers

“I assume 99% of bands would choose this one. Think about touring and never having a charger then each two seconds somebody saying ‘can I borrow a charger cable?’. Like think about going out on tour and never taking a charger or a plug. We’ve got a wrongdoer within the band however I received’t say a reputation.”

Bathe Necessities

“You by no means know when or the place your subsequent clear spot is gonna be so all the time be ready to hurry a bathe. You may’t be choosy with regards to it both, god bless them golden service stations, but when wants should. I believe we could take a look at one among them bathe luggage this 12 months what ya hold on the again of the doorways and simply bung chilly water in. Crikey  – on one tour Scott truly had a bathe in a stream lol. Straight in, no messing, boxers on. Mad man.”

Toothbrush And Toothpaste

“Toothpaste is once more just like the cellphone charger – finish of the day or begin of the morning, there’s all the time somebody scabbing ya for a slither of toothpaste. Bruv it’s like £1 from Aldi haha! Don’t neglect them issues as a result of completely nobody desires to odor ya shit breath very first thing, or all day for that reality.”


“Oh gosh how might you do a listing of tour necessities and never put weed on. It’s wonderful that some individuals can’t survive with out it haha, however you gotta guarantee that the weed people who smoke are nicely geared up for the tour or they’ll trigger you extra bother than the 21 12 months outdated van you’re driving haha.”

Lord Of The Rings

“It’s turn into a Black Coast custom now to look at the Lord of the Rings trilogy on tour… or, the truth is, at the very least as soon as a day we’ll watch it. We additionally literately hearken to the LOTR soundtrack as we’re driving. After you’ve had ya head blasted off by metallic all evening you simply must hit the street and whack on ‘Regarding Hobbits’ haha however yeah It’s important. One can’t go on tour and never watch the battle of helms deep at the very least as soon as a day!!!”


“You wanna seize all them nice occasions collectively as a band and mates. We’re fortunate that now we have two superb associates who come out with us – Joe Berisford and Luis Lopez – on our excursions/reveals and get the cool moments. Being in a band isn’t nearly music; it’s about making reminiscences, good or unhealthy, and getting them on pics is nice. Additionally in case you don’t take a photographer out on tour with you to seize all them social media posts, did the tour truly occur?!?”

Ear Plugs

“While you’ve been driving all day after which performed a present, you need nothing greater than to simply get in your bunk and sleep however there may be nothing worse than a loud night breathing drummer at 3am or automobiles speeding previous the van at screaming speeds. You all the time know who hasn’t had ear plugs within the subsequent day trigger they appear like demise after which say Matty stored me up all evening haha.”

Air Freshener Spray

“That van turns into a distinct beast by day two or three right into a tour and in case you’re struggling to discover a bathe, geeeeezzz it begins to odor a bit rotten haha. Everybody tries maintain their shit collectively within the van. We usually deliver one set of day garments and one set of gig garments. You gotta maintain them gig garments in a sealed bag. Trigger them issues are gonna stink holy hell. Yeah get loads of spray and anti-bac wipes. However Scott is an excellent clear freak – he’s like Kim and Aggie in a single and will get loopy at mess within the van so he simply usually blitzes it when everyone seems to be out haha. We ain’t promoting this touring as enjoyable are we haha.”

A Ebook

“Lastly deliver your self a very good e-book as nicely, trigger most the time your day consists of being caught in a van for a lot of hours and sign dropping out and in as you trek up and down motorways. We don’t have home windows at the back of the van so we get a little bit of cabin fever. I believe all of us within the band learn quite a bit. Joe and Birdy are very into their religious stuff, Chaz reads a number of poetry, Scott and Matty are each true crime heads. But it surely’s all the time good to get some studying performed and provides ya mind a very good train throughout these Glasgow to London drives.”

Black Coast will seem at Bloodstock Pageant this August. Take a look at their upcoming tour dates right here.