What decides the cities that an artist/band will visit?

There are numerous factors that can decide whether a tour will include a particular city. Some of the most common are:

  • The artist’s/band’s availability – sometimes they are only available for a set number of days. When this happens, the cities with the largest populations tend to secure the dates over smaller cities.
  • The availability of an appropriate venue – sometimes an appropriate venue is not available on the required date and the city therefore cannot be included in the tour
  • Economic viability – it may not be economically viable to schedule a show in a certain city on a particular tour