Reopening Rigors: Industry Contends with Labor Shortage, Production Pricing Problems

Tours are finally getting back on the road, with major artists kicking off fully routed, bi-coastal runs after a year and a half of virtual concerts and drive-in shows. But a condensed outdoor season, staffing shortages and pricing problems are creating a few speed bumps.

“It’s going to be a slow rollout. What I see in the industry recovery is a condensed history of the last 30 years of how the entertainment industry was built,” says PRG Music CEO Randy Hutson, whose company handles logistics, crew and production solutions for major tours across the world.

That means a lot of regional tours and outdoor events, according to Hutson, who says PRG just closed a deal to handle the upcoming Twenty One Pilots tour and has major clients hitting the road soon including Dan + Shay, Carrie Underwood, James Taylor and others.

Read the full article on Pollstar to hear more from Randy about the music industry's recovery.

PRG is handling the upcoming Twenty One Pilots tour

Twenty One Pilots: PRG is handling the upcoming Twenty One Pilots tour, and the production solutions company supported its 2019 tour as pictured, supplying full lighting, audio, video and rigging.