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Top Tours of 2017 – Metallica

by PLSN Staff • in
  • January 2018
  • Showtime
• Created: January 9, 2018

METALLICA © Steve Jennings

Lighting Co

Premier Global Production

Video Co

PRG Video


  • Show Director & Set Designer: Dan Braun
  • Lighting Designer & Director: Rob Koenig
  • Lighting Programmers: Rob Koenig, Troy Eckerman, Joe Cabrera
  • Lighting Crew Chief: JT McDonald
  • Lighting Techs: Brandon Blackman, Bill Spalliero, Nick Shields, Jason Lanning, Nikki Brote, Jack Hayes
  • Video Crew Chief: Mark Woody
  • Video Director: Dave Neugebauer
  • Video Programmer & AD: Gene McAuliffe
  • Video Engineer: Graham Holwill
  • Video Techs: Jason Lebel, Thomas Pagano, Victor Davis, Corey Lang, Benjamin Welch, Neil Welch, Erin Lynch, Julian Van Bussel, John Moore
  • Video Content/Creation: Marcus Lyall KPX Video
  • Tour Manager: Dick Adams
  • Production Manager: John “Lug” Zajonc
  • Production Assistant: Henry Wetzel
  • Stage Manager: Michael Washer
  • Staging: Stageco
  • Set: Tait Towers
  • Lasers: ER Productions
  • Laser Techs: Tom Vallis (operator), Dylan Hall,
  • Pyro: Pryotek
  • Pyro Techs: Hans Lundburg (Shooter), Matt Thomas, Joel Richardson, Alexander Toverada, Terrence Birdsly, Cole Bibler
  • Riggers: Chad Koehler, Ken Ruhman
  • Site Coordinators: Anthony Giordano, John “Bugzee” Hougdahl,
  • Albert Lawrence, Philip Guiliano
  • Tour Accountant: Chris Risner
  • Trucking: Upstaging



  • 2          grandMA2 consoles
  • 69       Robe WashBeam BMFLs
  • 54       Martin Axioms
  • 30       Martin Atomic LEDs
  • 25       SGM Q-7s
  • 30       Solaris Flares
  • 16       SHS Global Titans
  • 2          Martin MAC Vipers
  • 8          HazeMasters

Video System Stats:

  • LED Pixels: 921,600
  • Bytes of Video Content: 1.5 TB
  • Modules of PRG V28: 3,600
  • Power at 100%: 150 amps/270,000W
  • 2          PRG Mbox V4 Beta servers w/12 active layers each
  • 4          HD live video inputs each
  • 2          HD outputs of 3840×1080

Lasers and Atmosphere:

  • 100     ER Productions Beambursts
  • 16       Phaenon 30000s
  • 16       Look Solutions Viper Deluxe smoke machines
  • 4          Look Solutions Unique Hazers
  • 12       Look Solutions Hand Held Power Tiny Foggers

Tour Notes:

Metallica’s current “WorldWired” tour, in support of the band’s HardWired…to Self Destruct album, released in Nov. 2016, included a few shows in early 2016 before launching in earnest later in the year, in both North and South America. Shows in Asia, Europe and the Americas followed in 2017, including a long string of stadium and arena dates in North America from early May to mid-August, 2017. More European dates followed from early September to November, with another European leg slated for February to May 2018.

More details at http://plsn.com/wp/archives/october-2017/metallica-worldwired-tour/

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