About Us

Shane got his first taste of the concert industry in the late '80s when he thought it'd be a fun challenge to book a short East coast tour for his favorite local band. The band gave him a handful of demo tapes, a stack of 8x10s and a pep talk - and sent him on his way. The gigs got booked and went off without a hitch. And it was indeed fun. But booking more tours would have to wait until after graduation.

After college, he found himself in Kansas City and its' burgeoning mid-'90s music scene. He went to work as a talent buyer, hiring national, regional and local acts for several of the city's prominent music venues including The Hurricane and Grand Emporium. He also made a return to booking, taking over the calendars and publicity responsibilities of a host of KC acts. Eventually he'd go on to book tours of the US and Canada for his own band (The Last of the V8s) and perform at clubs around the country. And somewhere in the middle of all that, he found time to try his hand at music journalism, profiling the scene's up and comers and national touring acts passing through town at Kansas City's The Pitch.

Nowadays, it's all about booking bands. About Face Touring represents a roster of professional road-worthy musical acts. Currently our focus is on rock and blues cover bands and tribute acts; watch for us to grow our roster and scope in the near future. Thank you for considering About Face Touring!