Off the road: why Australian roadies are at breaking point

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Stuart Coupe

Roadies are responsible for getting touring bands on and off stage, and around the country. They’re also at much greater risk of suicide than the general population. Stuart Coupe reports.

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Image: Cover art from Stuart Coupe's Roadies - The Secret History of Australian Rock 'n' Roll.

About the author

Stuart Coupe is an author, music commentator, independent artist publicist and radio broadcaster. He presents radio shows on FBi and 2SER. His books include The Promoters (2003), Gudinski (2015), Tex (2017) and Roadies (2018).