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Friday, August 12, 2022

Robe Helps Supply Chain Issues for Jack White Tour by Debi Moen

Guitar legend, enigmatic master of imagination and indie impresario Jack White – who shot to international prominence as one half of The White Stripes – is back on the road with the topi…

SOURCE: PLSN at 11:48AM
Thursday, August 11, 2022

The Design Oasis Lights Two Rolling Loud Stages and Grounds with Chauvet Professional by Debi Moen

Summer festivals are always full of surprises for anyone working in production, and not all of them have to do with unpredictable weather. Set to light Rolling Loud’s high-profile Snipes S…

SOURCE: PLSN at 03:34PM
Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Chris Lisle and Elation Keep the Beat on Lollapalooza Perry’s Stage by Debi Moen

It’s been a busy year for lighting and production designer Chris Lisle and his company CLLD (www.clldllc.com). The production design firm recently wrapped up work on Lollapalooza, their si…

SOURCE: PLSN at 02:00PM
Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Halestorm is ‘Back From the Dead’ with Bandit Lites by Debi Moen

American rock band Halestorm is back on the road with Bandit Lites and screaming they’re “Back from the Dead,” which is both the name and title track of their latest album released in …

SOURCE: PLSN at 08:47AM
Friday, August 5, 2022

In Memoriam: The Industry Remembers Randy Mayer by Debi Moen

Randy Mayer, Director of Concert Touring for Screenworks/NEP, died unexpectedly Aug. 2, 2022 at his home in Los Angeles. He was 48. Born Dec. 12, 1973, Mayer grew up in Plymouth, IN, and gra…

SOURCE: PLSN at 04:21PM

Squeek Lights Gives Coheed and Cambria Unique Looks with 27’ Inflatable and Chauvet Professional by Debi Moen

Like some ancient deity of the underworld, Quintillian Speakers are shrouded in mystery. Even readers engrossed in the Vaxis 2 story, from which they sprang, know little about this ancient r…

SOURCE: PLSN at 03:28PM

Celebration of Life for Eric W. Pearce Set for Aug. 7 in Las Vegas Area by Debi Moen

A Celebration of Life has been announced for Eric W. Pearce, the Father of SGPS ShowRig Inc., who passed away July 24, 2022. All are invited to attend the event on Sunday, Aug. 7 from 2-6 pm…

SOURCE: PLSN at 01:59PM

Claypaky Xtylos Earn a Place on Coldplay’s World Tour After Shining at Seattle Concert by Debi Moen

When Coldplay performed a sold-out show in Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena last October, Lighting Designer Sooner Routhier of Sooner Rae Creative used 64 Claypaky Xtylos luminaires that daz…

SOURCE: PLSN at 11:36AM
Thursday, August 4, 2022

Jason Aldean Goes Big on Rock N’ Roll Cowboy Tour with Lüz Studio, Bandit Lites by Debi Moen

Three-time ACM “Entertainer of the Year” Jason Aldean continues taking his Rock N’ Roll Cowboy Tour to 34 cities nationwide with Bandit Lites and Luz Studio, which has provided product…

SOURCE: PLSN at 10:15AM
Wednesday, August 3, 2022

GLP Helps Lüz Studio Create Illusory 3D Effect for Jack White’s Tour by Debi Moen

When Canadian Creative Director Matt Larivée, of Lüz Studio, sat down to design the stage set for Jack White’s Supply Chain Issues tour, GLP’s trusty JDC1 hybrid strobe and X4 Bar 20 b…

SOURCE: PLSN at 03:15PM
Tuesday, August 2, 2022

In Memoriam | James Poole, Lighting Designer/Director, 34 by Debi Moen

PLSN has learned that Edward “James” Poole, 34, lighting designer/director, passed away July 19, 2022 —a day before his 35th birthday. Poole was most recently out on tour as lighting d…

SOURCE: PLSN at 04:35PM

Dustin L. Derry Expresses Flamenco Passion with Chauvet Professional by Debi Moen

There are many reasons why Dustin L. Derry always embraces the opportunity to light dance performances. High on this list is the opportunity it affords him to depart from the conventional us…

SOURCE: PLSN at 12:36PM
Monday, August 1, 2022

Bandit Lites Adds More Robe Products in 2022 by Debi Moen

Bandit Lites has long invested in multiple Robe Lighting products. As 2022 roared to life, Bandit has purchased even more Robe products to meet the growing clamor.

SOURCE: PLSN at 06:39PM
Friday, July 29, 2022

Luz Studio, Keith Hoagland Create Special Moments for Jason Aldean with Chauvet Professional by Debi Moen

“I’m ready to get back out and feel the nights come alive,” Jason Aldean said when announcing this summer’s 34-city Rock N’ Roll Cowboy tour. The country music superstar’s lighti…

SOURCE: PLSN at 01:28PM
Thursday, July 28, 2022

Bandit Lites Invests Big in Ayrton Khamsins by Debi Moen

In late 2021 Bandit Lites made a purchase of several hundred Ayrton Khamsin S fixtures with no real work planned from them; however, the Ayrton name, the high quality of service from the tea…

SOURCE: PLSN at 02:09PM
Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Elation Smarty Hybrid Main Mover for Sold-Out Deorro Shows at Hollywood Palladium by Debi Moen

DJ Deorro played two shows at the Hollywood Palladium in early July and electrified the sold-out crowds using a lighting rig that included Elation’s multi-functional Smarty Hybrid™ CMY c…

SOURCE: PLSN at 11:20AM
Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Claypaky Shines at Alan Walker EDM Concert in India by Debi Moen

British-Norwegian DJ, YouTuber and record producer Alan Walker returned to India for a four-city Sunburn Arena Tour in April that turned out legions of fans in Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad a…

SOURCE: PLSN at 09:50AM
Monday, July 18, 2022

Jackson Browne and Bandit Lites Load Out for Summer Band Tour by Debi Moen

Bandit Lites is providing the lighting for An Evening With Jackson Browne on his full band 2022 tour. It launched in June and runs through September supporting his Grammy-nominated album, Do…

SOURCE: PLSN at 04:41PM
Thursday, July 14, 2022

Nashville Celebrates Independence Day with Bandit Lites by Debi Moen

Hundreds of thousands of people chose downtown Nashville to celebrate the Fourth of July as Broadway was transformed in a free concert event during Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th cel…

SOURCE: PLSN at 05:18PM
Wednesday, July 13, 2022

LD Corey Easterbrook and ChamSys Flow with Neon Trees by Debi Moen

Corey Easterbrook likes to go with the flow, whether it’s busking light shows or jumping on new, unexpected opportunities. The affable owner of Hot House AV in Orlando has done both during…

SOURCE: PLSN at 03:47PM
Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Robe Tetra2s Help Drip Feed the Art for Goose Tour by Debi Moen

Indie groove band Goose’s Dripfield U.S. summer tour united the passion and talents of two lighting professionals – Andrew Goedde and Tony Caporale – who with the assistance of some Ro…

SOURCE: PLSN at 10:02AM
Monday, July 11, 2022

Magmatic welcomes Atmospheric FX Specialist Joey Olaerts by Debi Moen

Elation Professional’s atmospheric effects brand, Magmatic, welcomes Atmospheric FX Specialist Joey Olaerts to the Elation and Magmatic team. Olaerts will work with Elation’s R&D and…

SOURCE: PLSN at 11:03AM

Ayrton Khamsins Dominate LD Tom Kenny’s Rig for ‘The Who Hits Back!’ by Debi Moen

Following their smash pre-Covid Moving On! tour, one of the world’s legendary bands is on the road again with The Who Hits Back! 2022 tour. Lighting Designer Tom Kenny selected a complimen…

SOURCE: PLSN at 08:26AM

GLP JDC1, Scenex LED Pixel Tape Brightens Deftones by Debi Moen

After completing a North American tour of theaters, arenas, and amphitheaters, Californian-based alternative metal band Deftones arrived in Europe in June for a series of sell-out shows in t…

SOURCE: PLSN at 08:07AM
Friday, July 8, 2022

LD Jacklyn Ash Creates Stand Atlantic Narrative with Chauvet from Squeek Lights by Debi Moen

“Tight, soulful and full of grit” is how one music critic described the sound of Stand Atlantic, the rapidly rising pop/punk band from Sydney, Australia. The same can also be applied to …

SOURCE: PLSN at 01:44PM
Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Ayrton Lights Coldplay’s Stadium Leg of Music of the Spheres World Tour by Debi Moen

Coldplay has completed the North American leg of their Music of the Spheres World Tour where Ayrton Domino and Perseo fixtures illuminated the stadium show from coast to coast. ACT Entertain…

SOURCE: PLSN at 12:17PM
Thursday, June 30, 2022

Kat Borderud’s Turnstile Design Draws on Chauvet Professional and Squeek Lights by Debi Moen

  As a musician, Lighting Designer Kat Borderud is well versed in following grooves and breakdowns on drums. This helped her connect to hardcore punk masters Turnstile’s lead singer Brand…

SOURCE: PLSN at 11:26AM
Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Trevor Ahlstrand Turns to DCR-Supplied Elation Lighting for Kane Brown Stadium Show by Debi Moen

Country artist Kane Brown returned to his hometown of Chattanooga, TN, to play his first stadium show at Finley Stadium. Lighting and production designer Trevor Ahlstrand used Elation lighti…

SOURCE: PLSN at 10:35AM
Friday, June 24, 2022

LD Cat West Selects Ayrton IntelliPix-R for NKOTB’s MixTape Tour by Debi Moen

Multiplatinum selling pop group New Kids On The Block (NKOTB) continues to wow fans with their MixTape Tour 2022 featuring friends Salt-N-Pepa, Rick Astley and En Vogue as special guests. Li…

SOURCE: PLSN at 03:19PM
Thursday, June 23, 2022

Bandit Lites Touring Team Grows by Debi Moen

With summer productions back in full swing, Bandit Lites in Nashville announces the hiring of Kelly Feild, Tim Keller, Hayley Elliott, and Katie Feltes as full-time, touring lighting technic…

SOURCE: PLSN at 06:08PM

Sooner Routhier Reflects Spherical Looks for Coldplay With Chauvet Professional Color STRIKE M by Debi Moen

Gazing up at the sky, Pythagoras felt a mystical harmony resonating through the heavens as the sun and moon, joined the stars and planets floating through their celestial orbits. “There is…

SOURCE: PLSN at 10:28AM

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