COPENHAGEN, Denmark - ETC’s Danish dealer Bico has replaced 40 aging and energy-inefficient halogen fixtures which light the stage tower of the Royal Danish Playhouse with just 17 ETC Selador Desire D60XTI Lustr+ LED fixtures.
TILBROOK, Cambridgshire, U.K. - LD Guy Thatcher used the new Zero 88 FLX lighting console by Eaton at the 2015 Tilfest event, which serves up a combination of music and ale to attendees. Thatcher used the desk at the main stage for the event, which was staged in a marquee on the grounds of the White Horse pub in Tilbrook, Cambridgshire.
DUBAI, UAE - At WHITE Dubai, an outdoor rooftop nightclub situated atop the Meydan Grandstand race, 30 Philips Showline SL NITRO 510C LED strobes are ready to provide a visual punch for a roster of internationally known DJs.
ROME - Gianna Nannini's most recent, long-awaited Hitalia.Rocks tour brought the star live to major sports arenas in Italy. This tour followed and celebrated the release of Gianna's latest album, Hitalia. The entire album is devoted to Italian popular music songs of the 20th century. Programmer/LD Carlo Pastore relied on Clay Paky fixtures supplied by Agorà.
SAO PAULO, Brazil - Queen + Adam Lambert’s recent Latin American tour included six late-September shows in Brazil, Argentina and Chile. The high-energy show featured UK based LD Rob Sinclair's lighting looks. For the three Brazil shows (Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Porto Alegre), Sao Paulo based LPL provided 137 Robe ColorSpot and ColorWash 2500E ATs.
NICHELINO, Italy - An Italian touring production of Next to Normal features a lighting design by Valerio Tiberi. Along with conventional fixtures in the rig, the touring production, which resumes Oct. 30 at Teatro Superga in Nichelino, with other dates will follow at major theatres in Turin and Milan, uses Clay Paky Alpha Profile 700s.
MELBOURNE, Australia - ABBA tribute band Björn Again have been delivering great nights out since their formation in Melbourne in 1988. The only tribute band endorsed by ABBA themselves, they have toured the world, played major festivals and entertained the stars. Lighting designer Alex Saad is currently on the road with Björn Again, and chooses High End Systems Hog platform to light up the feel-good show night after night, venue after venue.
DURBAN, South Africa - AV Company was founded in 1993 by Craig Browning, who is still running the company together with his son Kegan who heads up the lighting department. They provide lighting, audio, AV and staging for a variety of shows and events in all sectors … and were the first company in Durban to invest in Robe Pointes. The initial purchase of four Pointes was followed immediately by another four fixtures a month later.
LONDON - The PLASA Awards for Innovation & Sustainability 2015 and the Gottelier Awards were presented at the PLASA Show at London’s ExCeL in early October. This year, 31 products were nominated for the Awards for Innovation & Sustainability, with eight awards presented, including a final Gold Award for Innovation.
GURGAON, India — After a 23-year-old woman collapsed and died on the way to the hospital following an Oct. 11 Skrillex concert near New Delhi, India, organizers have been cited by authorities for not doing enough to restrict entry to the event.
ROME - For Italian singer/songwriter/poet Francesco De Gregori, LD Andrea Coppini has been relying upon Clay Paky fixtures. The Italy-based Osram subsidiary provided a Q&A that provides some insights on Coppini's decision-making when it comes to lighting this artist.