You will look at budgeting for the tour in this chapter. Performing live is expensive for the artist. Budgeting for the tour or event is therefore a vital part of the planning for the activity. Tour budgets can be divided into four main categories: wages, transport, accommodation, and production. Production covers the rental or purchase of PA (audio systems), lighting, backline (the musicians instruments, amplifiers, etc.), video, set, and staging. The budget will also anticipate expenditures for other items and activities, such as work permits, carnets, accounting, and other miscellaneous costs that are detailed in this chapter.