CROOKED MILE TOURS (named after a PLANES MISTAKEN FOR STARS song off their 2005 full length”Mercy“) is an independent van rental – tour support & logistics service based in Innsbruck, Austria. Conveniently located in the heart of the Alps, halfway through Germany and Itay, around the corner from Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia, we are within day-reach of several international airports and very easy to access by car and public transportation.
Officially launched at the end of 2016 after relocating to Austria, but active under different monikers since 2002, CROOKED MILE TOURS is a full time operation raised on steady diy work ethics, fueled by an ever increasing love and respect for music and touring. Like most of the people we encountered and gravitated around early on, we cut our teeth as diy promoters in venues of different sizes and collaborated with a number of local record labels, record stores and promoters that laid the groundwork in the ´80s and ´90s.
The lack of sosphisticated navigation devices and social media at the time (remember flip phones and slow internet?) allowed us to explore, connect and forge ties with people from different musical and political backgrounds in a way that shaped our identities and that we still consider essential today. As time went by and our network of contacts and bag of experience expanded, we transitioned from promoting local shows for international touring bands to setting up european tours of various lengths and entities and providing essential services (such as vans, backline and merchandise) within the span of a few years. In order to learn the basics from scratch and be directly involved rather than directing from behind a desk, countless days were spent on the road and put to good use in the years to come. Fast forward to 2020 and drawing on almost two decades of daily experience in the music industry at various levels, we take pride in providing a great customer service and specialize in supplying the most modern and reliable vehicles on the market together with ad-hoc touring solutions for bands and artists of all kinds.