Lighting designers Roland Greil and Patrick Woodroffe decided to take a theatrical approach to Rammstein’s first stadium tour, contrasting bold industrial designs, familiar to the band’s fans, with more contemporary looks.
They say that a powerful, tourable LED lighting source was central to their vision and opted for over 100 Color Force II LED battens by manufacturer Chroma-Q, to provide the necessary spectacle.
“The lighting design follows a strict storyline,” says Woodroffe. “As the show gets bigger and more energetic through the set, the Color Force IIs deliver strong, powerful looks on their own during some songs, as well as forming part of big overall stage looks.”
At venues including Spain’s RCDE Stadium (40,500) in Barcelona, Norway’s Ulleval Stadium (35,000) in Oslo and Austria’s Ernst-Happel-Stadion (50,850) in Vienna, the fixtures were arranged in vertical strips upstage, on the PA towers, and horizontally upstage on the floor.
They delivered strobe, blinder and chase effects complementing the band’s other theatrical effects including pyrotechnics.