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Top Tours of 2017 – Coldplay

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

Lighting

Upstaging, Lite Alternative

Video Co

VER

Crew

  • Creative Director: Phil Harvey
  • Lighting Designer: Paul Normandale
  • Lighting Director: Graham Feast
  • Set Designer: Misty Buckley
  • Video Director: Ben Miles
  • Production Manager: Bill Leabody
  • Production Stage Manager: Craig Finley
  • Production Coordinator: Nicole Massey
  • Tour Manager: Marguerite Nguyen
  • Lighting Crew Chief: Mick Stowe
  • Lighting Crew: Phil Sharp, Ricky Butler, Gareth Horridge, Paul Burke, Adam “Kong” Morrison, Kenny Rutkowski, Colleen Wittenberg, Tony Quinn, Pip Schulte, Matt Helmick
  • Lead Electrician: Paul Traynor
  • Video Crew Chief: Phil Johnston
  • Video Engineer: Oli Derynck
  • Video Programmer: Leo Flint
  • Video Crew: Pieter Laleman, Saria Ofogba, Chris Farrants, Ed Prescott, Graham Lambkin, Marcus Wareham, Jeroen Mahieu, Mark Cruikshank, Mike Cordier, Hamanashu “Hammy” Patel, Niall Ogilvy
  • Staging Cos: Stageco, Brilliant Stages
  • Special Effects: Strictly FX

Gear

  • 2          HES Whole Hog 4 consoles
  • 45       Martin MAC Auras
  • 18       Martin MAC Viper AirFX
  • 16       Martin MAC Vipers
  • 12       Martin MAC Axioms
  • 18       Vari-Lite VL3500 FX fixtures
  • 14       Martin MAC Quantum Washes
  • 74       Claypaky Sharpys
  • 60       Ayrton MagicDot-Rs
  • 18       Color Kinetics iW Blasts
  • 60       ProLight AreanaCOB4 LED fixtures
  • 25       ProLight AreanaCOB4-Halos
  • 12       ProLight LumiPix 16H LED battens
  • 49       ProLight StudioCOB UV LED PARs
  • 64       4-lite linear moles
  • 8          8-lite moles
  • 29       Solaris Flares
  • 800+   Linear feet of Firefly FloppyFlex LED neon
  • 30       ProPlex RGB Drives
  • 6          Novalite Super Novas
  • 4          Robert Juliat 4K Lancelots
  • 4          Robert Juliat 2.5K Cyranos
  • 40       Lasers (Lightline, Arctose)
  • 4          DF-50 hazers
  • 6          Kinesys motors
  • 62       Custom torm racks
  • 85’      HUD truss
  • 165’    Tomcat 20” box truss
  • 1          Backstage main screen (23.4 x 12m, VER RS5)
  • 2          Side screens for I-Mag (8.4 x 9.6m, VER RS5)
  • 1          Viss Lighting NX7 LED floor screen (B stage)
  • 1          14-camera video package
  • 1          Spidercam setup
  • 8          Avolites Ai R6 media servers
  • 20       Strictly FX Cobra confetti cannons

Tour Notes

Coldplay’s massive 2016-2017 tour, in support of the band’s seventh album, A Head Full of Dreams (Dec. 2015) and 13th EP, Kaleidoscope, launched in March 2016, less than two months after the band’s Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show gig, and include more than 120 shows around the world. Ticket sales totaled $523 million for the multi-year trek, putting A Head Full of Dreams third on the list of biggest money-making tours of all time, according to Billboard and Pollstar stats. (U2’s 2009-2011 360° tour, $736 million; and Rolling Stones’ 2005-2007 “A Bigger Bang” tour, $558 million; top the list).

For more tour details, go to http://plsn.com/wp/articles/cover-story-current-issue/the-visual-splendor-of-coldplays-a-head-full-of-dreams-tour/

 

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