News Archive for August 2022

Vasco Rossi Live 022 Stadium Tour

09/08/2022 - Production News

Italy – Italian superstar and showmaster Vasco Rossi roared back to live performance action this year with his “Vasco Live 2022” stadium tour which played 11 venues around Italy all of which were completely sold out.

Showlight 2023 – Calling all Showlight Exhibitors and Sponsors – it’s time!

09/08/2022 - Event News

France – It’s less than ten months until Showlight 2023 and preparations are gathering pace for this premier networking event. This will be the first in-person Showlight for six years and excitement is building rapidly as plans are made and diaries blocked out.

Martin Audio Outlines Green Policy, including commitment to plant 50,000 trees

09/08/2022 - Business News

UK – Martin Audio recently introduced a dedicated environment page to its website, detailing its approach to the climate emergency. Today, they took that a step further, announcing the funding completion for planting 50,000 trees, plus an ongoing commitment to plant another new tree for every line array cabinet sold.

L-Acoustics highlights revolutionary new LA7.16i amplified controller at PLASA Show 2022

09/08/2022 - Event News

UK – Since its unveiling during L-Acoustics keynote event in Paris this May, the revolutionary new LA7.16i amplified controller has received unanimous praise. This September will see it take pride of place on L-Acoustics stand J1, giving PLASA Show visitors the opportunity to discover how to “amplify differently”.

Super-Cool Belgian Venue Adds DiGiCo Quantum 225 for Value, Versatility and Performance

09/08/2022 - Project News

Belgium – “For me it had to be a DiGiCo. There was no other way. DiGiCo manufactures the most versatile mixing consoles by far, with excellent sound quality and without compromising in some aspects like other brands do. DiGiCo systems sound neutral and clear, which makes mixing comfortable in all situations,” stated Dominik Boiy, owner and chief engineer, Trix Antwerp.

Squeek Lights Gives Coheed and Cambria Unique Looks with 27ft Inflatable and Chauvet Professional

08/08/2022 - Production News

USA – Like some ancient deity of the underworld, Quintillian Speakers are shrouded in mystery. Even readers engrossed in the Vaxis 2 story, from which they sprang, know little about this ancient race of beings, other than that they are made of energy, and can turn up anywhere, even at this summer’s Coheed and Cambria tour across North America.

Claypaky Xtylos Fixtures Earn a Place in Coldplay’s World Tour Rig After Shining at Coldplay’s Sold-Out Seattle Concert

08/08/2022 - Production News

USA – When Grammy Award-winning Coldplay performed a sold-out show in Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena last October lighting designer Sooner Routhier of Sooner Rae Creative used 64 Claypaky Xtylos luminaires that dazzled the audience. The fixtures were the centrepiece of her design for the show that ringed a massive circular truss mounted over the stage.

Adlib's MAC Ultra inventory lights up Glasgow's TRNSMT festival

08/08/2022 - Production News

UK – The main stage of Glasgow’s TRNSMT festival featured a house lighting rig that comprised an impressive assortment of fixtures, among which were Martin Professional’s all-LED MAC Ultra Wash, MAC Ultra Performance and MAC Aura PXL. Set within the city’s Glasgow Green on 6th-10th July, TRNSMT had a line-up including Paolo Nutini, Lewis Capaldi, The Strokes, Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Wolf Alice and Sam Fender.

L-Acoustics Powers Mark Tuan’s PULL-UP Concerts at Thailand’s Impact Arena

05/08/2022 - Production News

Thailand – As large-scale live shows begin to return to delight fans across Asia Pacific, one of the region’s biggest stars recently wrapped up two sold-out concerts and fan meets at Bangkok’s Impact Arena. California-born Mark Tuan made his mark on the K-Pop genre with superstar boyband Got7 and has since confirmed his place as a multi-dimensional celebrity recognised internationally as a rapper, singer, songwriter and model. The multi-purpose Impact Arena, which includes a convention centre that can be used for sporting events, conferences and concerts, was chosen as the perfect place for Mark Tuan to perform and meet with more than 10,000 fans over two nights.

Robe Helps Maluma Put Medellin on the Map!

05/08/2022 - Production News

Columbia – Not that Medellin needs putting ‘on the map’ of course, but the Colombian reggaeton superstar and the city’s very own pretty boy / dirty boy sold out its Atanasio Girardot stadium in a matter of nanoseconds for this one-off homecoming show that was as spectacular as it was popular, complete with an amazing light show created by Alain Corthout using over 200 Robe moving lights.

CPL Helps the Chill Factor for Tropic Fest Event

05/08/2022 - Production News

UK – Celebrating the spirit, joie de vivre, colour and vibrancy of live music, the arts and the essence of in-person community, technical production specialist CPL co-ordinated and delivered staging, sound, video, lighting and other associated BTS (behind the scenes) infrastructure to Tropic Fest, a two-day festival style event staged in the beautiful grounds of the historic Chillington Hall in Staffordshire.

Brit Row The “Obvious Choice” for the Smile’s Debut UK and European Tour

05/08/2022 - Production News

UK & Europe – English rock supergroup, The Smile, embarked on their first ever UK and European tour with audio support from Britannia Row Productions.

Doughty’s on track at Dublin Business School

05/08/2022 - Project News

Ireland – A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ireland (AC-ET Ireland) turned to Doughty Engineering when they were contracted by Dublin Business School (DBS) to deliver a new state-of-the-art studio space to enhance its extensive suite of programmes. DBS has evolved over the years, expanding its offerings to meet the demands of various sectors, offering subjects in business, law, finance, computing, media, arts, psychology and social science.

DiGiCo delivers transformational sound at Jan Kochanowski Theatre

04/08/2022 - Project News

Poland – With a history that dates back to 1945 and located in the heart of the beautiful city of Opole in south-western Poland, the Jan Kochanowski Theatre is one of the country’s best loved theatres. Every year since 1975, the theatre has organised one of the largest festivals in Poland, the Polish Classics Opole Theatre Confrontations bringing together an audience of thousands keen to enjoy the great classic Polish plays. This year’s festival was all the more special thanks to the recent transformation of the theatre’s four stages, which have been updated with a new sound system that includes DiGiCo digital mixing consoles, installed by integration partner M.Ostrowski.

PYTCH and Chauvet Professional Rock World Procurement Awards

04/08/2022 - Production News

UK – Rock & roll is an attitude, as much as a musical genre, according to many social historians. This attitude was on full display in all of its free-thinking, glory at the 02 Intercontinental Hotel recently as the famed site hosted the World Procurement Awards.

Claypaky Tambora Flash: A unique three in one trailblazer of a fixture to create instant impact

04/08/2022 - Equipment News

Following on from its successful range of LED bars introduced last year, Claypaky has now expanded the Tambora family further and introduces Tambora Flash. It is the only hybrid fixture on the market that can act simultaneously as a strobe, wash and blinder, specifically designed with a modular approach for use in a linear array to offer new creative opportunities to lighting designers.

Sennheiser Digital 6000 takes centre stage with Ed Sheeran

03/08/2022 - Production News

Worldwide – Sennheiser has been an essential part of Ed Sheeran’s touring inventory since the start of his career, with his long-time production company, Major Tom, providing Sennheiser’s flagship Digital 9000 system for him in recent years. Now on a tour that takes in some of the biggest venues in the world, including London’s Wembley Stadium, the Stade De France in Paris, the Olympic Stadium in Helsinki, New Zealand’s Eden Park and Sydney’s Accor Stadium, and with a show that has expanded significantly from his one man and a guitar days, a switch has been made to Sennheiser’s Digital 6000.

Dustin L. Derry Expresses Flamenco Passion with Chauvet Professional

03/08/2022 - Production News

USA – There are many reasons why Dustin L. Derry always embraces the opportunity to light dance performances. High on this list is the opportunity it affords him to depart from the conventional use of colours and patterns.

Swedish Singer/Songwriter LÉON tours with Dual dLive

03/08/2022 - Production News

Front of house engineer Clint Rowland was looking for a mixer that was both compact and versatile for his tour with Swedish music sensation LÉON. “I wanted to streamline our set-up and avoid the complications of an analogue split,” recounted Rowland. The final system included a compact Allen & Heath dLive CTi1500 19” rack-mountable control surface, along with a CDM32 MixRack for FOH.

Void Acoustics Welcomes new Head of Sales and Marketing

02/08/2022 - People News

UK – Void Acoustics has announced the appointment of Dan Moors as head of sales and marketing. Dan joins the team having previously worked in the construction and PPE sectors, and he is motivated about the challenges of working in a brand-new industry and at a time of record expansion for Void Acoustics.

Out Board returns to PLASA Show with exciting new developments on stand J5

02/08/2022 - Event News

UK – Out Board returns to this year’s PLASA Show (Olympia London, 4-6 September 2022) on stand J5, amidst one of the company’s busiest years, both in global sales and in product development.

Ayrton appoints VGD Project as exclusive distributor for Latvia and Estonia

01/08/2022 - Business News

Europe – As Ayrton continues to expand its carefully chosen network of distributors and comprehensive global customer service, it is delighted to welcome VGD Project SIA of Riga, Latvia as its newest distributor. With immediate effect, VGD Project will exclusively represent Ayrton in Latvia and Estonia.

LTM names Price general manager

01/08/2022 - People News

UK – Lift Turn Move Ltd. (LTM) has promoted Robert Price to general manager of the Wirral-based supplier of lifting and rigging equipment to the industrial and entertainment markets.

L-Acoustics brings maximum versatility and sonic excellence to Warsaw’s Konopacki Palace

01/08/2022 - Project News

Poland – Erected in the 19th century at the request of Ksawery Konopacki, the Konopacki Palace is located on Strzelecka Street in the heart of Warsaw's bohemian Praga district, known as Nowa Praga (New Praga). After major reconstruction works on this Neo-Renaissance style building, the Konopacki Palace finally re-opened its doors as the second home of Praga Cultural Centre in September last year. It offers its auditorium, gallery and outdoor terrace for various functions including music concerts, art and an open-air cinema. Such versatility of events required an equally flexible sound system, with L-Acoustics Polish distributor, Audio Plus, delivering Syva, X Series and A Series systems to bring versatility and cutting-edge audio to one of Warsaw’s newest cultural sites.