So this is a touchy subject for some, and I feel like the internet is full of people who say that bands should not use back tracks.
The “nays” have had their say.
So let’s go ahead and assume that you read those articles/blogs/facebook conversations and you are undeterred. Welcome!
Backtracks are great for a bunch of reasons:
And for the naysayers putting “100% Live, No Tracks” on your flyers; are you getting better gigs? Is Aerosmith putting that on their posters? Every band at a certain level uses tracks to some extent. Your job is to put on a show. Put on a good one.
Adam and Dan play in bands. They're pretty good.