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Hawthorn Hired for New Order European Tour
Hawthorn was recently awarded the prestigious contract to supply lighting and video equipment for the highly anticipated New Order European Tour, which kicked off in Paris on 4th November.
The ‘Music Complete’ tour continued from Paris to Brussels, Stockholm and Berlin before the band head back for five UK dates.
The concert touring division of Hawthorn is drawing upon its extensive range of hire equipment, supplying lighting to specification, including Martin MAC Viper Profile and Wash DX, Clay Paky Sharpy, Clay Paky Stormy and Robe BMFL fixtures, as well as providing the video element, which includes Glux 10mm LED panels. Hawthorn is also supplying rigging and drapes.
Mick Freer, concert touring manager at Hawthorn, said: “New Order are a legendary band, so to have the opportunity to once again work with them is a huge privilege.There’s a real buzz about this tour and we’re delighted to be out on the road with the band, supporting them to deliver the incredible live show they’re renowned for.”
Hawthorn has strengthened its position in the concert tour sector this year after supplying equipment for a series of prestigious new European wide arena and theatre shows for high-profile music artists including Mark Knopfler, Squeeze, The Charlatans, Steven Wilson and Status Quo.
In recognition of its growing market share in the touring and performance sector, Hawthorn has made major investment in new equipment, as well as strengthening its team dedicated to music and live shows. This combined with a successful bid to supply the European leg of Mark Knopfler’s ‘Tracker Tour’, has led to their continued investment in the latest fixtures on the market.
Mick added: “It’s great to see growth in the number of concert tours we’re working on, and we’re looking forward to building on this year’s success and bolstering this area of our business. We have the experience, expertise and crucially, the latest in lighting, video, sound and staging technologies to provide a wide range of support for live performance, whether it’s for series of intimate acoustic gigs or an arena tour. Production managers and lighting designers in particular, have recognised our ability to support them and invest in the technology to deliver the visual elements of the design. Consequently, this has resulted in interest from an array of new clients.”
12th November 2015
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