Production Profile

Katy Perry Roars on "Prismatic" World Tour

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Katy Perry 2014 tour photo courtesy of Quantum Special EffectsIn Katy Perry’s world, more is more. Warriors wearing neon clothes holding dimmer-controlled LED infused spears, LED jump ropes, a hanging diamond-shaped structure that lifts her into the arena, a mechanical horse … the audience needs the 3D glasses they receive.

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OneRepublic 2014 Tour Rig Design: Diamonds Are Forever

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One Republic 2014 tour photo by Breezy BaldwinYou couldn’t have written this Cinderella story with a happier ending. After being dropped by Columbia Records, pop rock band OneRepublic, formed in 2003, watched their Internet presence grow exponentially, attracting the attention and winning the support of producer Timbaland, who signed them to his Mosley Music Group and remixed their song “Apologize,” turning it into an international hit.

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Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson: Still Thick after All These Years

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Ian Anderson, left, performing with his new band mates on TAAB2As the wild-eyed flute-wielding frontman of Jethro Tull, Ian Anderson has often presented, with a hefty dose of camp, highly theatrical musical productions, and he’s been doing in over a span of 40 years. Whether through comic absurdity, interactive props, visual spectacle or dramatic flair, Anderson and Tull rarely disappoint audiences. So it shouldn’t come as a big surprise that Anderson has challenged himself, his band, his creative tech team and potential audiences once again by organizing his latest ambitious tour. Add a comment

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High-Flying Dragons Bring Live Visuals to New Heights

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How To Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular photo by Lisa TomasettiNot wanting to rest on their laurels, Global Creatures, the masterminds behind one of the highest-grossing tours of 2010, Walking with Dinosaurs, are once again amazing audiences and pushing the entertainment technology envelope. Having teamed up with DreamWorks Animation, they are now sending dragons soaring through arena skies and immersing audiences in the mythical Viking world of DreamWorks’ How To Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular.

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Designer Insights

Switchfoot "Fading West" Tour

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Switchfoot Fading West tour photo by Steve JenningsSwitchfoot’s ninth studio album, Fading West, shares its title with a documentary film that combines behind-the-scenes band member footage with their surfing exploits in exotic locales. Although brothers Jon and Tim Foreman along with drummer Chad Butler have been performing as Switchfoot since their first album release in 1997 (Jerome Fontamillas and Drew Shirley officially became band members in 2003 and 2005, respectively), Switchfoot has deftly switched between different musical genres and eluded the Christian Rock pigeon-hole.

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Wide Angle

Brad Paisley

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Brad Paisley Virtual Reality Tour photo by Steve JenningsLighting designer and director Dean Spurlock, who has been with Brad Paisley since the early 2000s, was called upon once again to support the Southern Rock/country music crossover artist’s latest Virtual Reality tour. Add a comment

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Third Day

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Third Day, lit by Majestic ProductionsLighting Co
Majestic Productions, Inc.

Venue
Arena at Gwinnett Center
Duluth, GA (near Atlanta)

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Unite National Day of Prayer with Hillsong United

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Unite National Day of Prayer with Hillsong UnitedLighting Co
Reach Communications

Venue
Mariucci Arena, University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN

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Lindsey Stirling "Shatter Me" Tour 2014

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Lindsey Stirling photo by Steve JenningsLighting Co
LMG

Venue
Various (Tour)

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Empire of the Sun Tour

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Empire of the Sun 2014 tour photo by Steve JenningsLighting Co
PRG

Venue
Various (Tour)

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