About the Author
Mark Workman has been a successful lighting designer and tour manager in the music business since 1983. His list of past and present clients includes Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax, Testament, Machine Head, Dio, Danzig, Motorhead, Devildriver, Mudvayne, Dio, Queens of the Stone Age, Soulfly, Sepultura, Keel, Steeler and many others. As a lighting designer, Mark Workman has designed high-impact lighting performances for many music tours, including the infamous Clash of the Titans (Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax, Testament, Alice In Chains, & Suicidal Tendencies) in 1990/1991 and American Carnage 2010 (Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax & Testament), as well as for many music videos and live DVDs such as Machine Head’s Elegies DVD filmed at Brixton Academy in London, Megadeth’s Rust In Peace Live DVD shot at the Hollywood Palladium, Testament’s Dark Roots of Thrash Live DVD shot at the Paramount Theater in Huntington, NY, and Anthrax’s Live DVD, Chile On Hell, shot in Santiago, Chile. “Workman has provided priceless insight with his book which should be studied top-to-bottom by anyone looking to make their living in the business.” Blabbermouth.net Chuck Billy, Testament "A witty and inspiring power punch." Pittsburgh Music Magazine "Mark Workman lays out such a comprehensive strategy to becoming a working tour manager that if one has the will, Workman provides the way. Add to that Workman's writing style that is very smooth, humorous at times, and easy to understand, and you have one hell of a how to guide. It would not be surprising to see Berklee School of Music or The Musicians Institute making this book, or eventually the series, part of their curriculum...it's that good. If you want to get into the music business, are in the music business already, or are like me, and just fascinated with the music business, you will find this to be a treasured find."