As one the most sought after tour managers in Hip-Hop and R and B, Tina Farris is known for her take no prisoners attitude about protecting her client and ensuring their first class experience on the road.
A self described diplomat, Tina has managed tours all over the world and has become an expert in providing a world class international touring experience for artists from The Roots, The Black Eyed Peas, Lil Wayne, Jill Scott, Maxwell and many more. Tina is also known for being one of the co-producers for the invite only annual Roots Jam Session, one of the most critically acclaimed music events of the year and the party to attend for Grammy week. Before settling in to a life on the road Tina, a UCLA grad, was a teacher at Sacramento and Compton High Schools. She used her unique hands-on approach to learning to inspire students to explore new worlds and expand their horizons. Whether it was in French or leadership classes or directing a school musical she inspired students to look beyond their immediate surroundings and have new cultural experiences in sight, sound, taste and language. Determined to do just that for herself, Tina joined the Grammy award winning Legendary Roots Crew family in 1999 as their tour manager. Her travels with The Roots and other clients have taken her all over the world where she’s lead her clients through political unrest, social actions and countless immigration snafus.
Since starting with The Roots, she has added a “who’s who” of music to her touring resume. An expert on International touring, Tina speaks three languages and is an avid linguist. Tina has expanded her reach by adding handpicked personally trained tour managers and assistants to her roster making her brand of ride or die tour management available to more clients. In addition to providing tour managers to the hottest acts in the world, Tina has toured with the Black Eyed Peas for the past two years. In 2010, Tina moved the Black Eyed Peas through 15 countries and 76 cities, for 99 sold out shows grossing an astounding $86 million dollars and sharing the Black Eyed Peas experience with over 1.3 million people.