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The September 2017 Digital Edition

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Articles from the September 2017 Issue

The former U.S. president spoke at the Montreal Board of Trade on June 6, 2017.

Barack Obama

PLSN Staff • Showtime, September 2017 • September 10, 2017

Lighting Cos
Expert’ease/Omnison

Venue
Palais des Congrès,
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Brad Paisley 'Weekend Warrior' Tour photo by Steve Jennings

Brad Paisley ‘Weekend Warrior’ Tour

Steve Jennings (Photo and Text) • Showtime, September 2017 • September 10, 2017

Lighting Co
Spurlock Lighting

Venue
Various (Tour)

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Compas Festival

Compas Festival

PLSN Staff • Showtime, September 2017 • September 10, 2017

Lighting Co
Everlast Productions

Venue
Bayfront Park Amphitheatre
Miami, FL

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Duran Duran 2017 Tour photo by Steve Jennings

Duran Duran 2017 Tour

Steve Jennings (Photo and Text) • Showtime, September 2017 • September 10, 2017

Lighting Co
VER

Venue
Various (Tour)

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Fish Fest 2017

Fish Fest 2017

PLSN Staff • Showtime, September 2017 • September 10, 2017

Lighting Co
Zebra Productions

Venue
Honda Center
Anaheim, CA

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The band toured as the opening act for Iron Maiden. Photo by Mike Brooks

Ghost

PLSN Staff • Showtime, September 2017 • September 10, 2017

Lighting Co
Gemini Light Sound Video

Venue
Various (Tour) Read More...

Nook Schoenfeld, Editor, PLSN

A New Kind of Worship Experience

Nook Schoenfeld • Editor's Note, September 2017 • September 10, 2017

I don’t spend a lot of time in church as I am booked on shows most weekends or flying home Sunday mornings. But it’s nice to visit various house of worships when I can. I like to see what experience these offer to people as well as check out the latest production equipment being used at these facilities. I will tell you this, if you want to check out some of the latest lighting and video technology on the market, you may not have to go very far from your own house to find it. It could be in use at the church on your corner.

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LD Mikey Cummings

LD Mikey Cummings with Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit

Debi Moen • On the Road, September 2017 • September 10, 2017

TOUR DATES: U.S. to Oct. 15; U.K./Europe to Nov. 14; returns to U.S. in December.

THE DESIGN: “While there was some collaboration with the band and management, they have always expressed their confidence in us to translate the emotions of the music visually. Roger Gant and I had just three days of live programming and three days of rehearsal, in which we shot two videos.

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'1984' photos by Julieta Cervantes

‘1984:’ Feeding The Machine

Bryan Reesman • Inside Theater, September 2017 • September 10, 2017

The play 1984 has shocked audiences on Broadway with a mind-bending stage adaptation of the famous George Orwell novel that predicted our grim future. Perhaps that is why, in these tumultuous times, it has resonated with people; that, and the graphic torture scenes which have allegedly caused heart palpitations for some audience members. A big part of the show’s intensity emerges through Tom Gibbons’ jackhammer sound design and Tim Reid’s essential video design, which both creates intimacy for key off stage scenes, and a sense of disorientation and danger for some disturbing moments. Read More...

OneRepublic 2017 tour photo by Todd Kaplan

OneRepublic Develops a Look

Kevin M. Mitchell • Production Profile, September 2017 • September 10, 2017

When opportunity knocked for Mark Butts and Raj Kapoor to work with OneRepublic, two things made them open that door: The prospect to work in the rock genre, and the chance to provide visual direction for a young band. “Raj and I work together often, and we’ve always wanted to do a really bad-ass rock show, so we could approach things a little differently than we normally do,” says production/lighting designer Butts. “Someone like Kenny Chesney knows what he’s looking for, but something like this is fun because it’s a blank slate.”

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Green Day 'Revolution Radio' Tour 2017 photo by Steve Jennings

Green Day ‘Revolution Radio’ Tour 2017

Photo & Text by Steve Jennings • Designer Insights, September 2017 • September 10, 2017

We caught up with production and lighting designer Ethan Weber and lighting director and programmer Tommy Horton for Green Day’s hometown show in Oakland, CA. Although the band has been playing mostly in arenas and sheds for their Revolution Radio tour, this show, staged on Aug. 5 at Oakland, CA’s Alameda County Coliseum, is one of the band’s stadium gigs. The tour, in support of Green Day’s Sept. 2016 album by the same name, is a 120-show trek that launched Sept. 26, 2016, one day after the album’s debut. Since then, the Revolution Radio tour has included multiple legs in North America and Europe along with a series of shows in Australia and New Zealand. After a performance at the Global Citizen Festival in New York’s Central Park on Sept. 23, the band heads to South America and Mexico for a series of shows this November.

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Claypaky Mythos fixtures played a key role in Ed Sheeran's Divide tour. Photo by Steve Jennings

Ed Sheeran ÷ (Divide) World Tour

Steve Jennings (Photo and Text) • Wide Focus, September 2017 • September 10, 2017

Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran is out on his world tour in support of his latest album ÷ (Divide), a title which follows in the footsteps of his previous releases, 2014’s x (Multiply) and 2011’s + (Plus). The albums were released, respectively, in March 2017, June 2014 and Sept. 2011.

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