Our company is a tight-knit collective of experienced problem solvers

Tour Forensics provides advance and tour support services to tour managers, production managers, major and indie record labels, and artists directly. We strive to be an all-inclusive company, with a focus on empowering women, POC, and the LGBTQ+ community. With a wealth of knowledge and large network of touring professionals for staffing, we look forward to working on your next project, no matter the size.

We bring a 360 degree approach to touring

Formed in mid-2019 and based out of Atlanta and New York, David ‘5-1’ Norman, Gabi Parra, and their support team draw from their extensive experience in touring to help any tour or event come to fruition. This new startup is a one-stop-shop for artists, managers and record labels.

 

With touring now the top source of income for music artists, it’s essential for any artist to streamline their tours to maximize their bottom line. Tour Forensics has the ability to take on all of the touring particulars by collaborating with a wide array of touring professionals to cover all of your tour’s needs, from design to execution. Given the varied nature of each production, Tour Forensics strives to tailor their services to each client’s particular needs.

 

A strong suit of Tour Forensics has been assisting international acts touring North America with additional guidance and assistance with passports, visas and immigration.

 

We also have a multilingual speaker on staff for our international clients.

Meet the Team

We have over fifty years of combined tour production experience.

David 5-1 Norman

TOUR DIRECTOR

With over 35 years of international road experience and a keen eye for details, David has been tour director, tour manager, production manager and tour accountant for many of the world’s top artists covering all genres of music (Prince, John Legend, Green Day, John Fogerty, Earth, Wind & Fire, Avicci, Dream Theater to name a few). He specializes in tour accounting, budgets, show settlements, staffing, vendor allocation, travel coordination, charter jet bookings and work visas.

 

David has been a featured speaker on a variety of panels at the Tour Link Conference, the IMFCON Conference, The Hubb at CAA in Nashville, the University of Georgia Music Business Program, and the William Paterson University Music Business Program.  He has spoken on podcasts, participated in webinars, and written numerous professional articles about his time in the touring industry. Born in the UK, Norman has lived in the United States for most of his life. He currently resides in Atlanta, GA.

www.david51.com

Gabi Parra

TOUR COORDINATOR

Gabi Parra is a tour production specialist with over 15 years in the live event business. Having begun as venue staff, production runner, and stagehand for a wide array of artists such as Elton John, Bob Dylan, Blue Man Group, Lil Wayne, and Tom Petty, she would then go on touring life. 

 

For the past 10 years, she has served as the lead production coordinator for Earth, Wind & Fire. Parra also has experience working in the corporate world as a freelance production coordinator for corporate and festival events. She has
worked high profile events for the Democratic National Committee, Superbowl and Glastonbury Festival. Gabi also currently works as regional operations manager and backstage coordinator for Musical Chairs in the New York tri-state area. She also is bilingual – English and Spanish. She currently resides in New York City.