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Shure Helps Music Venue Survive After Devastating Incident
UK – Shure, a leading manufacturer of microphones and audio electronics has helped Halifax music venue, The Lantern, stay on the live music scene after a devastating incident last year.
The Lantern is an independent live music venue and bar in Halifax, West Yorkshire, which opened its doors in November 2017. It is a venue that prides itself on fun-loving, all-inclusive attitude and putting on killer shows that champion live music and those working hard to keep it alive. Music at The Lantern has no boundaries.
In April 2018, The Lantern suffered the unfortunate effects of a break-in which saw it lose contents, cash and caused insurmountable damage to the building.
Ben Adey, Booker and venue manager, comments: “Twenty of our microphones were stolen during the break-in. These are extremely valuable and of course, essential in being able to operate as a music venue. Shure was gracious enough to donate some microphones to help us out, and for that we're very grateful as our insurance company failed to pay out.
“The Lantern is a 150 capacity venue and whilst only in our infancy, we're proud to have already promoted some great shows. Long may it continue. Thank you, Shure.”
Supporting the grass roots live music scene is so important for Shure, Marc Henshall, senior marketing specialist, pro audio comments: “The UK has a rich musical history that is celebrated across the globe. For this tradition to continue, we must support our grass roots live music scene. Many live music venues have closed over the last ten to 15 years, leaving a disconnect between music-fans and the great talent we have in this country. Live music undoubtedly plays a huge part in fostering the next generation of artists, and for this to continue, we need venues like The Lantern to succeed. Local venues also contribute greatly to local economies and culture, and for a venue like this to close, purely due to mindless robbery, would result in the unnecessary loss of a critical community asset. We are pleased to support The Lantern in returning to what they do best, putting on great shows and championing live music.”
Shure donated a total of nine microphones including three B56, two B98D/C, one each of SM91, B52, B57 and B58a.
30th April 2019
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