MEET MARK WORKMAN
Mark Workman was a successful lighting designer and tour manager in the music business from 1983 to 2015. His list of former clients includes Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax, Testament, Motorhead, Machine Head, Danzig, Devildriver, Mudvayne, Dio, Queens of the Stone Age, Soulfly, Sepultura, Keel, Steeler, and many others.
As a lighting designer, Mark designed high-impact lighting performances for many music tours, including the infamous Clash of the Titans (Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax, Testament, Alice In Chains, and Suicidal Tendencies) in 1990/1991 and American Carnage 2010 (Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax, and Testament), as well as for many music videos and live DVDs such as Machine Head’s Elegies DVD filmed at Brixton Academy in London and Megadeth’s Rust In Peace Live DVD shot at the Hollywood Palladium.
He’s a former boxing writer whose feature articles appeared on BoxingScene.com and FoxSports.com. After leaving the music business, Mark earned his certification as a drug and alcohol counselor and worked at a major treatment center in Malibu, CA, for four years before retiring.
Mark is currently putting the finishing touches on his debut novel.
One for the Road
How to Be a Music Tour Manager
As the music business continues to undergo many dramatic changes, music groups are quickly discovering that to build and sustain a successful career, they must stay on the road and do as many shows as possible each year. Because of this, skilled tour managers for music groups are now needed more than ever.
In One for the Road: How to Be a Music Tour Manager, Mark Workman shows you how to become a tour manager for a music group in any genre of music, how to organize a music tour the right way, how to complete one effectively; and how to build your career as a music tour manager into a successful one.
Written with an acerbic wit and brutal honesty, Mark Workman pulls no punches when telling you what it’s like to tour the world with a famous music group.