My experience tells me: don't count on nobody. I volunteered to hand out flyers, did a lot of advertising on social networks for the shows here in Argentina, and it would be OK if nobody had told me anything, but the guys who gave me the flyers told me they'd do something as a way to thank for the help, but I've never heard from anyone again.
When I was at this year's show, I had to stay outside of the venue while a small group of lucky fans got to enter to the meet & greet, no one would tell me how they got to be in the M&G and there was a kid in the M&G who said he really didn't like Joe, but had his guitar to be signed anyway.
I stayed outside of the venue after both shows in Buenos Aires (2012&2013). On the first one, only Tal, Carmine and Rick went outside and about 10 fans who stayed to wait talked to them and got pics, but Joe left in a car, apparently someone told me someone had died, I don't know if a musician of a close friend , so Joe wasn't in the mood to go out and say Hi to the fans.
In 2013 I did the same thing, but I didn't even get a sight from no one, after the show I got a tip from the hotel they would be, but it was wrong and I stayed until late there, freezing, and hating the bad luck I was having.
Luckily, the morning after I got a tip from the actual hotel they were staying, and that they were leaving that same afternoon. I rushed there and finally met Joe and saw Tal and Carmine again. They looked really tired, though, so no one would stay with me for a chat, except for Tal, who gave me a promotional release of the RCFP album, after I told him they don't sell that album here, along with Joe's early albums up to 2010's Black Rock.
So , even if I depended on that fellow guy who told me the hotel, I had to do everything on my own, that guy who told me, was one of the guys who went to the M&G , so I stayed in contact with him, giving him my phone number so he would let me know anything..... so yeah, it's up to each and everyone of us, everytime Joe plays somewhere where he doesn't just walk through the front doors....
I'm broke, motherf**ker!