September 2012 Issue
Wide Angle

Brad Paisley

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.

“As Brad’s designer, it’s always a challenge with the next tour,” Spurlock says. “It’s always fun coming up with new ideas to keep the show fresh.  We adding some [Vari*Lite] VLX3s on some custom pods from Tyler truss with a laser mounted in the center, giving us some cool stuff and filling those black holes upstage left and right. The five 20W RGB lasers are from Peachtree Laser. The operator, “LFJ,” does an amazing job. We also added a bobinette curtain downstage to project the laser graphics onto.  It’s cool seeing lasers and the video behind it.”

As for the video component, “Moo TV is running all video content this year,” Spurlock says, noting that Paisley is also contributing to the show’s visuals. “Some of the best parts of the show are the animations created by Brad himself.”

Along with a few compliments for Vari-Lite’s VLX, Spurlock credited Accurate Staging and Atlanta Rigging as being “great to work with — some of the best work I have ever seen. As for my company, Spurlock Lighting, we are starting small and have been growing every year.  I have a very talented crew that I can always count on to make it happen!”

Brad Paisley Virtual Reality Tour

Crew

Lighting Designer/Director: Dean Spurlock

Lighting Crew Chief: Brace Balthrop

Lighting Techs: John Nichols, Ira Wilkens, Matt Mays, Dustin Sciaraffo

Production Manager: Kevin Freeman

Tour Manager: Brent Long

Stage Manager: Bill Farris

Laser Operator: Jim Martin

Video Director: Bailey Pryor

Video Playback: Joe Monahan

Video Wall Techs: Quentin Voglund, Chris Hallman

Lighting Company: Spurlock Lighting & Design Inc.

Set/Staging Company: Accurate Staging

Laser Company: Peachtree Laser

Video Company: Moo TV

Truss/Rigging: Atlanta Rigging

 

Gear

2 Grand MA2 Lighting consoles

22 Vari*Lite VL2500 Spots

22 Vari*Lite VL3000 Spots

24 Vari*Lite VL3500 Washes

24 Vari*Lite VLX LED Washes

24 Vari*Lite VLX3 LED Washes

50 Philips Colorblast 12tr

5 Kvant 20x RGB Lasers

Elation EVLED1024SMD 20mm video display (60’ x 28’)

Barco S-Lite 10mm video display (12’ x 14’)

Barco NX4 4mm video display (4.4’ x 6.6’)

MDG hazers

Custom Tyler GT Truss

 

Brad Paisley Virtual Reality Tour photo by Steve Jennings












Brad Paisley Virtual Reality Tour photo by Steve Jennings

Brad Paisley Virtual Reality Tour photo by Steve Jennings










Brad Paisley Virtual Reality Tour photo by Steve Jennings










Brad Paisley Virtual Reality Tour photo by Steve Jennings










Brad Paisley Virtual Reality Tour photo by Steve Jennings

Brad Paisley Virtual Reality Tour photo by Steve Jennings

Brad Paisley Virtual Reality Tour photo by Steve Jennings











Brad Paisley Virtual Reality Tour photo by Steve Jennings

Brad Paisley Virtual Reality Tour photo by Steve Jennings












Brad Paisley Virtual Reality Tour photo by Steve Jennings











For more photos, check out the online photo gallery at www.plsn.me/BradPaisleyExtras.

 


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