Lighting and video for Slightly Stoopid’s tour evolved from shows at a festival the previous year and needed the help of specialist software to pull together, according to lighting designer Mikey Cummings, of Pulse Lighting.
The band, which played venues including Red Rocks Amphitheatre (cap. 9,500) in Colorado, Highmark Stadium (5,000) in Pittsburgh and the Greek Theatre (5,870) in Berkeley, California, used Avolites its Sapphire Touch console and Synergy and Ai software systems.
Cummings explains that he worked with Slightly Stoopid last year at its own festival, Closer to the Sun, at Mexico’s Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya (2,700), which the band headlines on all three nights.
“With lots of video, colour-mixing lasers, and LEDs in Slightly Stoopid’s design, we knew this would be a great opportunity to dive into Avolites’ new Synergy software alongside the Ai software we were already planning to use,” says Cummings.
“We created independent lighting designs for each show based upon what local vendors could provide. They were pleased with everything we had done, so they asked us to present a full lighting design for their tour.”