The road crew (or roadies) are the technicians who travel on tour with musicians who handle every part of the production except actually playing the music. This catch-all term covers security people, lighting, sound and instrument technicians, tour manager, set designer, riggers (people who set up wiring) and pyrotechnics technicians, among others.

The road crew are generally uncredited, though many metal bands take care to thank their crew in album sleeve notes; Pantera even go so far as to feature their crew in their tour videos, and Motorhead wrote the song "We Are The Road Crew" about theirs.

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