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Sir Paul McCartney and production team create innovative, fresh, new stage set with proprietary automation for One on One Tour
USA – With over a decade long relationship, Sir Paul McCartney once again commissioned TAIT Towers, the company that supplies live staging equipment and scenic design for nineteen of the top twenty highest grossing artists world tours including The Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, U2 and many more, to build a one-of-a-kind stage and scenic set for his One on One Tour. McCartney will be performing a high-energy, high impact show by displaying a repertoire of his music catalogue supported by electrifying video animation, a moving stage and a collection of his personal photos.
Since McCartney’s compelling Super Bowl XXXIX performance in 2005 where TAIT provided its artistic talent and staging experience, the two have worked closely together to continue executing the best audience experiences. Likewise, for the One on One tour, TAIT worked closely with the leaders of the pack, McCartney’s production manager and production designer, Mark Spring and LeRoy Bennett, respectively, to fashion an unforgettable crowd experience.
To do so, TAIT helped bring a fresh design to the One on One arena tour by implementing TAIT’s technology software automation platform, TAIT Navigator. The automation software controls all of the moving pieces, even equipment not provided by TAIT, like lighting and sound. Additionally, TAIT provided an entire staging and software automation package that controls including 42 NavHoists and new, custom stage lights. The main stage designs also included lighting frames for upstaging lights, mag-decks for the stage, in addition to a downstage lift that is surrounded with TV panels that will display dynamic LED video content throughout the show.
To create a more immersive audience experience, McCartney will be using the downstage lift during the show to lift him 16ft into the air, providing different visual levels to the audience.
The One on One Tour was officially announced to the public on 9th March, 2016. TAIT’s production of the stage began in February and was completed on time for rehearsals beginning on 29th March, 2016. McCartney will be touring throughout North America and Europe for the duration of the seventeen shows beginning on 13th April, 2016 at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, CA and ending in St. Louis, MO at the Busch Stadium on 13th August, 2016.
14th April 2016
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