Podcast: visa options for musicians touring the UK
In 2019, Roger Daltrey of The Who swore at a reporter who asked him about Brexit. “What’s it got to do with the rock business?”, the veteran singer scoffed. “As if we didn’t tour in Europe before the ******* EU”. The end of free movement for workers has a fair bit to do with the ******* EU. British artists are upset that the Brexit trade deal contained no meaningful replacement, leaving them to comb through European work permit laws country-by-country to work out where a visa is required. An open letter protesting to the government has been signed by over 100 stars, including Ed Sheeran, Elton John — and Roger...