Entries by Chuckwalla Touring

Immigration Tips for Touring in Canada

If you’re a UK artist (or working with a UK artist) and are planning to tour in Canada, here are some quick tips to help you make a seamless border crossing. You’ll need a carnet if you’re travelling with commercial goods. If you’re not sure what a carnet is check out our post on Carnet […]

Compact Mixing Console Solutions

Thinking of building a compact mixing console solution for your band? Arie van der Poel and monitor engineer Justin Grealy discuss how to build a compact mixing console for touring artists. A small footprint can save money on transport, and provides artists with greater flexibility on the road. In the video we describe how to […]

Splitter Van Hire in London (UK)

[Updated 10/01/23] Looking for splitter van hire in London? Post Pandemic, a few of the usual characters sadly closed their doors. Here are some of our favourite companies that are operating at the moment in London (and Brighton) that can fix you up with a great splitter van hire for your tour. If your tour […]

Carnet FAQ’s

Brexit has changed the landscape of EU touring for UK artists. One of the questions we get asked the most is What is a Carnet and why do we need one? Hopefully this blog post can help answer some of your questions! What is an ATA Carnet? An ATA (Admission Temporaire/Temporary Admission) Carnet is a […]

Splitter Van Hire in Europe

While we mostly hire splitter vans in London (as we’re based there!), occasionally we will hire in Europe for a fly date or one off show. Here are some options for splitter van hire in Europe. If you’re travelling to Europe and need a carnet, make sure to check out our Carnet FAQ’s! This is […]

Band Van Hire for Tour in the USA

Need a band van hire for your upcoming tour in the USA? Here are some of our favourite companies to rent from. Some things to note: Liability insurance is compulsory when driving in America. This is included in some USA residents motor insurance, but it might not cover vans used for commercial work. If you […]

Quick tips for Touring in the USA

First time touring in the USA? Here are some quick tips and gotchas from the Tour Managers at Chuckwalla Touring. Looking to rent a van? Check out our blog post Hiring a Van for Tour in the USA Advancing Shows In your advance specify you want fees wired to your booking agent and include their […]

USA Touring with COVID 19 regulations

Note: All Chuckwalla staff and employees are fully vaccinated against COVID 19 After a hiatus from touring in the United States due to the world wide pandemic, we jumped back in to the fray in December 2021 for a run of East and West coast dates. The tour presented some challenges, as there were mixed […]