tour·ing | \ ˈtu̇r-iŋ \

Definition of touring 

1 : participation in a tour

2 : cross-country skiing for pleasure

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The company, which creates and performs Afro-contemporary dance, will feature programming from its professional touring ensemble and its youth dancers. Kt Hawbaker,, "Red Clay Dance Company announces 10th anniversary season," 12 July 2018 The live-music destination hosted the Farm Aid benefit in 2001 as well as the opening date of Lollapalooza in 2003 — the final touring edition of the festival now identified with Chicago. Sarah Bahr, Indianapolis Star, "Ultimate Indiana bucket list: 50+ things to do in Indianapolis and around the state," 11 July 2018 The four, along with the late Charlie Murphy, starred last year in the BET series by the same name that looked at the touring comedians’ lives on- and off-stage. Dan Kelly, kansascity, "KC events July 12-18: ‘Mamma Mia,’ Comedy Get Down, Ginger Rogers Festival, Tony Rock," 10 July 2018 Twitter , Instagram and other social-media tools help artists grow their fan bases, a crucial step toward a sustainable touring career that is often the majority of a fledgling artist’s income. Neil Shah, WSJ, "Pop Music Makes Way for the Post-Diva Star," 7 July 2018 Mason also talks with Grohl's Foo Fighters bandmates (including Pat Smear, a touring guitarist for NIrvana) about keeping rock's flame burning. CBS News, "This week on "Sunday Morning" (July 8)," 6 July 2018 Music was always a big part of her life and Joy sang with the Sweet Adelines touring and competing., "Joy Ruth Turner," 8 June 2018 Freight shipping means the treats arrive to the stage in about a day during touring — but Donnelly is looking into refrigerated trucks as warmer weather sets in. Lauren Delgado,, "'Waitress' pie consultant will make some sweet visuals for Dr. Phillips performance," 17 Mar. 2018 More star wattage would have helped this touring production, which heads after its run at the Pantages to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa. Charles Mcnulty,, "'The Color Purple' national tour turns down the wattage — and burns a little less brightly," 30 May 2018

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First Known Use of touring

1794, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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