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Tour:  Action (verb).  This is work, really hard work. 

A group of professionals travelling with a massive amount of portable, state-of-the-art, electronic equipment. 

Said group travels from place to place daily (often over insane distances), setting up, operating and dismantling (for immediate transportation) of said equipment: often under both stupendously, logistically challenging conditions, severe time constraints and seemingly insurmountable odds.

Hours of work often exceed 18-24 hours per day, including travel.  

Example:  To the person who coined the phrase; “I’m not going to work, I’m going on tour!”  You are an idiot (noun). 

NEVER to be confused with the action (verb) “shop” which may result when your wife/daughter/son/girlfriend gets a hold of your cash per diem, once you’re home from “tour”.

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