UK Venues 2020
UK Venues 2020
Throughout February and March 2020, we had the privilege of providing our full production for the renowned Example, on his sold-out UK and Ireland tour.
We were required to develop a concept which best represented Example’s personality as an energetic performer. His vision included integrating video content alongside the lighting for the show. The video content needed to reflect his style and sense of humour, and pay homage to the likes of Keith Flint.
Requesting an energised ‘rave’ feel, it was considered imperative for those in attendance to feel immersed in the shows, going beyond the usual concert format and inciting crazy mosh pits. Being an Academy One sized tour, there was a limitation on crew, with only space for a sound engineer, lighting tech and video tech. It therefore required creative solutions that could be built quickly and efficiently each day.
Example had never before toured with an LED wall, so we decided to use our Unilumen 3.9mm LED wall with bespoke screen content. Ensuring efficient build times, we customised our pre-rig truss structures with custom skis, allowing them to be rolled into venues and tipped vertically, while housing our Robe Spiiders and Elation Sixbars.
All lighting was controlled by Jack Pettit who operated the show on a GrandMA3. The whole show’s production ran to timecode, triggered by the DJ Wire from his pioneer DJ setup. ShowKontrol was used at front of house to translate the timecode from the DJ setup into the GrandMA3 and Resolume. Even special effects, via switch packs and DMX, were triggered to timecode.
We provided Example with Shure Axient Handhelds with a DPA D:Facto capsule that suited his unique vocal range. Furthermore, we fed his custom UE in-ear monitors from our Sennheiser G4 IEM systems. Our PA solution included D&B Q series, Q1s and Q subs for DJ fills. Electrovoice XW 15’s were deployed for stage monitoring, with all control from the Allen & Heath DLive, operated by Jake Roberts.
With every sold-out date being a huge success, negotiations are now underway to work with Example on his upcoming dates.
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