Living Out a Dream, Local Man tours with Pop Artist

By Tyler Morgan

Traveling across the United States on tour with a popular musician is something not many people can say they have done. The rock star lifestyle is not fit for many, especially with what goes on from day to day while traveling from state to state.

Imagine not being able to take a shower for over a month while being stuck on a luxury tour bus traveling around the U.S having the time of one’s life? For Travis Collier, 21 a graduate of North Middlesex High School in Townsend, the time spent touring was well spent.

“Waking up in a different city or state every day is crazy,” Collier said.

Collier is the Head of Sales for Merchandising for pop artist Sammy Adams. He is in charge of all T shirts, sweatshirts, hats, etc. The two met through social media about six years ago and have been working shows together since then.

Every night is different especially when meeting new people. Every city and venue has a different atmosphere and that’s what makes things fun. After performing a show, the entire crew will load up and get back on the tour bus.

If there are multiple shows in the same city, the crew will head to the best nightclub in the area to stand in the VIP section with bottle service.  The best part about being in a different state every other day is exploring, Collier said he would wake up as early as possible to go explore the city. His favorite sights to see was the Chicago Bean and also the Canadian National Tower in downtown Toronto.

With another tour coming up in December, Collier is excited to get back on the road and enjoy another adventure with the entire crew. He also just wrapped up a three day tour with the well known Rapper Nelly. His future plans are to continue touring with artists and to hopefully land another position, possibly becoming a tour manager.

Although it is tough to acquire a position working with any celebrity, Collier believes that social media is a huge gateway that can do wondrous things. For him it worked and for others, even at MWCC it could work; just don’t give up and keep tweeting!