Showtime is tuning up for the premiere of its Cameron Crowe series Roadies with a documentary short about the diligent men and women who make our favorite bands sound good every night. The premium cable net said today that its 35-minute film Miles to Go Before I Sleep will air at 8 PM June 24 — two days before the Roadies premiere.
Directed and executive produced by Sam Jones — who helmed the 2002 Wilco docu I Am Trying to Break Your Heart — Miles to Go features interviews with rock stars including Jackson Browne, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James talking about the crucial roles their road crews play while on tour. The docu also chronicles the decidedly unglamorous daily tedium of getting from town to town, setting up and breaking down a stage and readying it for the musicians, with on-camera commentary from the tour manager, a lighting designer and various techs for Pearl Jam. The pic also follows the band Hippo Campus’ U.S. tour.
The film is produced by Todd Dana and Beware Doll Films. Check out the trailer above. And rock on.