Entertainment Weekly


Stay Connected


Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content


Showtime to air documentary about real-life roadies before 'Roadies'

Members of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters sing praises of crew in Sam Jones’ ‘Miles to Go Before I Sleep’

Posted on

The backstage crew is really getting some love from Showtime.

The network announced on Wednesday that two days before it premieres Cameron Crowe’s music series Roadies on Sunday, it will debut the 35-minute documentary Miles to Go Before I Sleep, which pays tribute to the men and women running around behind the stage making your concert experience possible.

Directed and executive produced by Sam Jones the film celebrates the relationships that musicians have with the road crew, with testimony from The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith, Foo Fighters’ Chris Shiflett, Jackson Browne, and My Morning Jacket’s Jim James. Miles will also show how the tour manager, guitar technician, front of house engineer and lighting technicians for Pearl Jam put together a stadium performance, and tag along with Hippo Campus as they go on tour.

Miles airs Friday at 8 p.m. ET/PT, and a preview can be seen here. Jones’ previous documentaries include the Bob Dylan-focused Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued and I Am Trying To Break Your Heart: A Film about Wilco.