- of or relating to road shows.
- to present as a road show.
- a show, as a play or musical comedy, performed by a touring group of actors.
- an important motion picture, usually presented only twice daily on a reserved-seat basis and at increased prices.
- any traveling exhibit, as one promoting a company's products or a government program.
- Informal. any group traveling about the country for a specific purpose, as a political candidate together with his or her entourage.
Origin of road show
- a radio show broadcast live from one of a number of towns or venues being visited by a disc jockey who is touring an area
- the touring disc jockey and the personnel and equipment needed to present such a showthe Radio 1 road show will be in Brighton next week
- a group of entertainers, esp pop musicians, on tour
- any occasion when an organization attracts publicity while touring or visitingan antiques road show; a royal road show
Idioms and Phrases with road-show
A tour made for a particular purpose, especially a political campaign. For example, It was primary season, and every would-be candidate was planning a road show. This term originated about 1900 for touring theatrical productions and in the mid-1900s began to be transferred to other endeavors.