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CyberHoist IIT Joins Fall Out Boy M A N I A Tour
USA – The highly acclaimed XLNT CyberHoist II system by CyberMotion based in Utrecht, the Netherlands recently finished the US leg of Fall Out Boy’s M A N I A tour. Sixteen CyberHoist II Intelligent, variable speed chain hoists and a MotionCue 3D console, plus two hoists spare and one console spare were rented to Fall Out Boy management for the 2017 autumn tour.
The hoists were used to float a B and C stage above the crowd with artists on top of them. The B-Stage consisted of a double layer, where the top was raised to reveal a secondary B-Stage with drum set and drummer on top. This bottom, or secondary B-Stage, would then grab onto the video skirt surrounding the B-Stage to lift the whole thing above the crowd. The C-Stage was used as a three-sided iMag screen throughout the show and it landed during the show to create the C-Stage for the lead singer and bassist. This stage then raised over the crowd so the upper level of the arena bowls could have a closer interaction with the artists. The gear was supplied out of the CyberMotion North American office located in Manheim, Pennsylvania.
Fall Out Boy Production Manager Chad Olech said: “The CyberHoist II system is definitely the right equipment for the job. It has allowed us a great deal of flexibility for a variety of venues and lends an overall very sleek and sexy look to the set. It’s also a huge plus to deal with a company with really fast, attentive, no-drama service. We always got quick turnaround on quotes and questions.”
PJ Visser, who runs the North American office for CyberMotion said: “We deal with sales and rentals of the CyberMotion system to shows of all shapes and sizes, whether it be through distributors or directly to end-users, whomever needs our equipment. We also send out technical support with every system to ensure it’s used to the best of its ability. With the Fall Out Boy tour it was interesting to deal directly with their production management team and work together to find creative solutions to their vision.”
President Jordi van Berkum is also part of the CyberMotion North American office. He and Visser together handle all sales, rentals, installs, training and technical support for CyberHoist rental network members based in Canada and the USA. The system has been specified on shows including the Ultra Music Festival, Coachella, Awakenings, and many other North American shows with great success.
The award-winning CyberHoist series of high precision, ultra low noise, intelligent chain hoists and dedicated control systems sets the world standard at the high end of the motion control market.
photos: Elliott Ingham
16th February 2018
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