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ChamSys Powers Luciano’s Majestic Tour

09/02/2023 - Production News

Germany – He’s had six albums chart in the Top 10 and sold out Germany’s leading concert venues. Last year, in September, he became the first German rapper to reach over seven million Spotify listeners. But through it all, musical phenom Luciano hasn’t lost touch with the creative forces rising from the streets of the Schöneberg district of Berlin; they continue to drive his music today, just as they did when he burst upon the scene in 2012.

Bandit Lites Promotes Mark Scherer to Client Representative

09/02/2023 - People News

USA – Bandit Lites has announced the promotion of Mark Scherer to client representative. Scherer is the latest addition to the leadership team at Bandit where his recent adventures on the road will offer a fresh perspective to clients as well as practical applications of the latest in lighting technology.

Ecom Events Adds to the Enchantment of Fiers à Cheval with Chauvet Professional

09/02/2023 - Production News

France – “We think of our creations as an invitation to dream,” Jean-Baptiste Duperray, founder and artistic director of La Compagnie des Quidams has said. This invitation was eagerly accepted recently by all who visited the historic Château des ducs de Bretagne on the banks of the Loire to see the talented street art group’s “Fiers à Cheval” performance. There, as the show’s large, self-lit inflatable horses floated in the air, flowing in harmony with metamorphic human artists, the imagination of spectators took flight.

MTG appointed new distributor for Obsidian Control Systems in Belgium and Luxembourg

08/02/2023 - Business News

Benelux – Obsidian Control Systems has announced that MTG (More Than Group), a growing AV equipment supplier based in Belgium, has been appointed the sole distributor for Obsidian products in Belgium and Luxembourg. The distribution agreement is effective as of 1 January 2023.

NEXT-proaudio unveils medium-format line array

08/02/2023 - Equipment News

The Portuguese manufacturer NEXT-proaudio has unveiled the LA210x, a medium format three-way, coaxial, active line array element designed to support a wide range of mid to large-sized touring applications and installations where easy to use, from transportation to installation and rigging are critical. Built-in powerful DSP and amplification eliminates amplifier racks, long loudspeaker cables, and basic system calibration.

Ennio Morricone – Official Concert Celebration

08/02/2023 - Production News

The Netherlands – Friday 2nd December saw ‘Ennio Morricone – The Official Concert Celebration’ take place in the Rotterdam Ahoy. Conducted by his son Andrea, the music was played by the Philharmonic Orchestra Flanders and sung by a 50-strong choir. The lighting was by the Art of Light and included products by Showtec and Infinity.

National Theatre moves to LED standardisation, with Martin Professional

08/02/2023 - Project News

UK – The Lyttelton Theatre, the middle-sized of the three venues that make up the National Theatre complex on London’s South Bank, has recently undergone a complete lighting upgrade, replacing the last of its tungsten and discharge automated heads with an almost all-Martin LED rig. 

Norway’s Crosound Studio Installs PMC6-2 Monitors

08/02/2023 - Project News

Norway – Crosound Studio, a recording facility owned by acclaimed producer and musician Øystein G. Brun, is the first in Norway to install PMC 6-2 monitors.

Significant Investment in Latest Equipment Puts WL on Right Track for Christmas Trails

08/02/2023 - Production News

UK – For the past few years, White Light (WL) has worked closely with Culture Creative and Sony Music to supply the lighting and technical support for their renowned Christmas trails. Taking place at much-loved and famous locations across the UK, the trails feature trees and woodland drenched in Christmas colour, shimmering waterside reflections, tunnels of light as well as fire gardens. WL once again supplied the Trails in 2022 and not only invested in several new fixtures for the illuminations but also helped develop a new unit that is now part of the company’s extensive hire stock.

Vari-Lite VL1600 Profile adds textures and effects at Northwest Bible Church, Dallas

08/02/2023 - Production News

USA – The multi-generational Northwest Bible Church in Dallas, Texas, ramped up atmospheric looks and festive lighting effects for a series of concerts in December, rigging Vari-Lite VL1600 Profile luminaires from Signify.

IPS and Elation IP65 an unbeatable team on Space Needle New Year’s Eve show

07/02/2023 - Production News

USA – Once again, the company responsible for creating the light show at Seattle's New Year's Eve event at the Space Needle, Illuminate Production Services (IPS), turned to Elation Professional's leading line of IP-rated products to bring their vision to life. New to this year’s design were Elation Proteus Rayzor Blade linear effects, which joined other Proteus range luminaires and other Elation IP-rated lights on the dazzling show.

Getting Extreme with Robe

07/02/2023 - Production News

Poland & Germany – German event technology service provider DLP Motive supplied full technical design and production (staging, automation and kinetic elements, lighting, sound, video and LED screens) to ESL Gaming for the tenth anniversary of the Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) e-gaming tournament, including two three-day events staged at the 10,000 capacity Spodek Arena in Katowice, Poland, and the 18,500 capacity Lanxess-Arena in Cologne, Germany.

Kinesys Gets Around with GES

07/02/2023 - Production News

Sweden – Automation and a Kinesys system was right at the heart of Palle Palme’s spectacular lighting and video design for Swedish pop supergroup GES’s popular 2022 tour, which culminated in a month-long residency at Stockholm’s famous Cirkus venue.

Theatres Trust announces Theatres a Risk Register 2023

07/02/2023 - Business News

UK – Theatres Trust, the charity that campaigns to protect the UK’s theatres, has published its annual Theatres at Risk Register, which highlights theatres across the UK under threat of closure, redevelopment or severe decay, but which all have the potential to be revived for their local communities. Theatres Trust has removed three theatres from the list, which are no longer considered at risk due to advocacy, planning and viability advice from Theatres Trust, along with the vital support of their respective local authorities, theatre operators and community groups.