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Celeste Jones receives prestigious Sennheiser LIPA Scholarship

24/06/2022 - Business News

UK – For over 25 years, Sennheiser has sponsored the Student Scholarship programme of the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) and provided the college with its audio expertise and resources. This year, the audio specialist was delighted to announce another brilliant first-year student of the BA (Hons) Sound Technology course, Celeste Jones, as the winner of Sennheiser’s 2022 LIPA Scholarship. This will see her not only receive financial support for tuition, but give her access to Sennheiser’s valuable experience, expertise, and global network of contacts.

L-Acoustics K2 System Scales as Needed on HAIM’s Current Tour

24/06/2022 - Production News

USA – HAIM’s current Women in Music Pt. III Tour, in support of their Grammy-nominated 2020 album of the same name, is the second international headlining jaunt by the acclaimed California trio of sisters. The tour began in Las Vegas in April and will take them to more than two-dozen scheduled stops across the US and then onto Canada and Europe. The pandemic has wreaked havoc with touring, including this one, by shutting down the tours completely; then, more recently, by bringing bands back onto a road with plenty of strange curves. In HAIM’s case, it means moving between arenas to amphitheatres, then back to arenas, and even some large clubs, one night to the next. Asking one PA system to make those same moves with them is a lot, but the L-Acoustics K2 always says, “Can do!”

Friday Night and The Lights are High for Robe and ABBA Orchestral Extravaganza

24/06/2022 - Production News

Ireland – Lighting designer Liam McCarthy utilised 100 Robe moving lights for a spectacular special performance of ABBA Orchestral at Dublin’s 3 Arena, featuring the Waterloo Concert Orchestra and acclaimed conductor and arranger, Andy O’Callaghan.

MPM supplies Adamson audio system for Indochine Central Tour 2022

24/06/2022 - Production News

France – Indochine’s Central Tour 2022 started on 21 May with sold-out stadium shows across France, including stops in Bordeaux, Marseille, Lyon, and Lille. More than 97,000 fans gathered for their first performance in Paris and made for the largest crowd to date at Stade de France.

Biffy Clyro – A constant thought process

24/06/2022 - Production News

Europe – Like many a band, Scottish rock superstars Biffy Clyro have just embarked on a busy summer of festival appearances with a headline slot at Download.

disguise powers one of the first xR concerts on TikTok for Camila Cabello’s album launch

24/06/2022 - Production News

USA – Cuban-born American singer, songwriter and actress Camila Cabello’s “Familia: Welcome to the Family” immersive live concert on TikTok, gave social media users a chance to experience her music like never before, drumming publicity and interest in her forthcoming album. Pioneers XR Studios used the disguise extended reality (xR) workflow to bring this groundbreaking performance to life, making it one of the first shows of this scale to use xR technology on TikTok.

Claypaky Xtylos, B-EYE K20s and Sharpys Light Up Tim McGraw’s New US Tour

24/06/2022 - Production News

USA – Lighting and production designer Patrick Brannon selected Claypaky Xtylos, A.leda B-EYE K20s and Sharpys for country superstar Tim McGraw’s just completed “McGraw Tour 2022,” which played dates in the eastern half of the US. Premier Global Production Company, the world-class staging and lighting production company based in Nashville, was the lighting vendor and lighting services provider for the shows.

LARA excels in its debut shows

24/06/2022 - Production News

Europe – DAS Audio presented LARA at several live events during the first weekend since its official launch. The new DAS Audio system powered the legendary Lanxess Arena in Cologne (Germany), the Forum Barcelona and the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia (Spain).

Brompton Technology enables cinematic first for Turkish film company

24/06/2022 - Production News

Turkey – Pioneering Turkish virtual production house, MGX Studio, recently completed a ground-breaking cinematic project by delivering the country’s first film with car chase action scenes, enabled by a next-generation LED stage powered by industry-leading Brompton Technology processing.

Chauvet Professional Helps Tony Pérez Reflect Universal Sound of Zoé

23/06/2022 - Production News

Mexico – Zoé won a Grammy Award for “Best Latin Rock Urban Alternative Album” in 2019. Although the honour was well-deserved, it told only part of this dynamic quintet’s story. In keeping with the universal spirit that runs through all great music, the band from Cuernavaca defies easy classification, as they weave an array of global influences into their distinct sound.

Andreas Bünemann relies on ONYX lighting control platform for German reggae artist Gentleman

23/06/2022 - Production News

Germany – Lighting designer and operator Andreas Bünemann is using the ONYX lighting control platform from Obsidian Control Systems to run a large lighting rig for German reggae artist Gentleman and says he wouldn’t turn to any other system. “Our choice is the Obsidian ONYX system and it will be going forward,” stated Bünemann, owner of full-service rental company Bam Bam FX of Germany. “For us, it is the future and the direction we want to go. It’s a powerful and reliable system and we will be recommending it to clients interested in user-friendly lighting control.”

Hayden James Gets LIFTED with Bandit Lites

23/06/2022 - Production News

USA – American ‘LIFTED’ tour with a lighting system provided by Bandit Lites. With more than a half a billion streams, the award-winning songwriter released his highly-anticipated second album LIFTED featured more dance-infused pop singles and exciting collaborations and remixes.

IPS Implements Clever Visual Plan for Operation Mincemeat Première with Chauvet Professional

23/06/2022 - Production News

UK – In the beginning of the final chapter of the Second World War, the allies devised a cunning operation to disguise what would become the 1943 invasion of Italy. The plan, which became known as “operation mincemeat,” employed smoke and mirrors to deceive Nazi intelligence into thinking an attack on Greece was imminent, thus enabling a smoother route towards the liberation of the Italian peninsula.

Rigging Team puts training in the spotlight with new initiative

23/06/2022 - Standards News

UK – A leading rigging specialist has revealed its new training scheme for those looking to establish a career in the live events sector.