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Flare Q+ on Foo Fighters Tour
Worldwide – Foo Fighters will be on the road through December promoting their ninth studio album, Concrete & Gold. Following dates in Asia, the Seattle band will hit Berlin and London before opening the US autumn tour at Cal Jam 17 in San Bernardino, California in October. Since 2010, Dan Hadley has been the group’s production designer and lighting programmer/director and his current design includes 27 Flare Q+ LR linear fixtures.
“We are going very light for quick runs of festivals,” says Hadley. “I had to make sure that the fixtures we were bringing packed a punch. I used the original Flares on the last tour to bash and colour the crowd. The Q+ Linears do the same job while providing an unbroken line of light and colour. This adds a sort of architectural/scenic element that makes it stand out from any other lighting rig that the audience is seeing that day, and in such a ‘contest,’ I couldn’t help but use them quite liberally!”
Hadley continues: “I wasn’t very worried about asking PRG to purchase 27 active fixtures, as I was confident that even though this was only a short tour, I would be using them in the next design as well. I expect they’ll wear out more case wheels than shelf liners.
“The new Flare Q+ is brighter than the original Flare, but both are very effective reminders to check if ‘Highlight’ is on.”
25th August 2017
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