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Minimalist approach pays-off for Metallica

WORLD
April 28, 2018

Known for their preference for in-the-round performances, Metallica decided to use 52 one metre video cubes suspended above the stage for their c. Designer Dan Braun insisted there should be no traditional trussing on the show, so 36 of the cubes are suspended on steel cables and motion-controlled by a…

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Young takes the best from the rest

NORTH AMERICA
April 23, 2018

Country artiste Chris Young has nearly doubled the number of fixtures on his Losing Sleep tour, which is based on a number of features from the singer’s previous shows. Lighting designer Chris Lisle and production manager Mike Stanley worked with Knoxville-based Bandit Lites, to take the two overhead trusses and…

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Time of the essence for Wang Feng

CHINA
April 22, 2018

Audio engineer Shaogang Jin says he needed a tough touring system with extensive coverage for The Times tour by Wang Feng. Performing in 30 cities at venues including Beijing’s National Stadium (cap. 80,000) and Shenzhen Bay Sports Center (20,000), the home grown rock artiste preferred that no delays should impede…

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Mad Man tour sets the trend

NORTH AMERICA
April 21, 2018

Robotic onstage cameras and a high definition video wall offer fans of US rapper A$AP Ferg the intimacy of the fashion runway, according to Michael Smalley, director of lighting, video and programming for the artiste’s Mad Man tour. Working to a design by Heather Shaw of Vita Motus, the cameras…

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