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On the Road

Lighting Director Jon Derrington and Tame Impala

Debi Moen •
  • December 2018
  • On the Road
• December 9, 2018
THE DESIGN: “The main design was done by Rob Sinclair. I am the lighting director for this tour. There are actually several designers’ hands in on the making of this project. The programing was done by Van Bridges, Louisa Smurthwaite and myself. Rob’s design does a great job reflecting the psychedelic rock music. We have […] Read More...

Emily Bornt, Lighting Director with Metric

Debi Moen •
  • November 2018
  • On the Road
• November 12, 2018
THE DESIGN: “LD Meagan Metcalf is open to her design growing organically, so as lighting director I keep her aesthetic while she gives me some freedom. The music is dynamic, so for the summer tour we played between dramatic shadows and the intense nature of the fixtures, as we couldn’t use haze. The upcoming European […] Read More...

LD Collin Craig with Smokey Robinson

Debi Moen •
  • October 2018
  • On the Road
• October 13, 2018
DESIGN APPROACH: “I keep it simple. Smokey likes the old school look of the tried-and-tested Par can. I spec a Par can rig with a handful of CMY spot fixtures primarily for color effects and texture. Smokey prefers not to see a lot of movement, so I stick with fixed positions and use spots to […] Read More...

Lake Street Dive Lighting Director Dan Grabus

Debi Moen •
  • On the Road
  • September 2018
• September 14, 2018
THE DESIGN: “LD Mikey Cummings came up with this design, but we always bounce ideas off each other during final touches. I prep and program the show. For this band, I find cue stacks deliver consistency and punctuality that complements the music and design. This year, the band has set pieces. We built four aluminum […] Read More...

Anthony McCoy with Aaron Watson’s Tour

Debi Moen •
  • August 2018
  • On the Road
• August 13, 2018
THE DESIGN: “I’m a slave to the music — whatever energy Aaron and the band are putting out I match with my lighting choices. It’s fun to make the lighting, video and pixel mapped fixtures be cohesive with the music. Side light is a big thing — I’m a fan of how that makes Aaron […] Read More...

Ed “Taz” Gardner with Apocalyptica

Debi Moen •
  • July 2018
  • On the Road
• July 13, 2018
2018 TOUR NOTES: Apocalyptica’s debut album, Plays Metallica by Four Cellos, was released in 1996 and gets re-released this month, supported by a tour by the band, with legs in the U.S. (Sept. 5-Oct. 1) and Latin America (Nov. 15-Dec. 8). Tour manager/lighting director Ed “Taz” Gardner is executing a lighting design by LD Mikki […] Read More...

LD Eric Cathcart with Greta Van Fleet

Debi Moen •
  • June 2018
  • On the Road
• June 4, 2018
THE DESIGN: “Greta Van Fleet is influenced by the music of the heyday of rock ‘n’ roll. I went into the design with an old school vibe in mind — not a lot of movement, but relying on intensity and color. For the initial leg, I’m using five pipe and base towers with zoomable LED […] Read More...

LD Landon Bloss with The Mavericks

Debi Moen •
  • May 2018
  • On the Road
• May 14, 2018
DESIGN: “The band was looking for a rock show feel to bring energy to their set. The floor package was designed to be low and upstage, allowing for some great silhouette scenes with blinders directly behind the band. I also use moving spot fixtures to shine gobos through the band for big looks. The floor […] Read More...

LD Dan Lastovka with Foreigner

Debi Moen •
  • April 2018
  • On the Road
• April 12, 2018
DESIGN: “I have several plots as we’re doing different versions of shows: the 40th anniversary tour, the orchestra tour, and this summer the Juke Box Hero tour with Whitesnake and Jason Bonham. We’re not carrying gear on this one. I love having the ability to walk into a place and rent a couple dozen movers […] Read More...

Matthieu Larivée, LD/Production Designer with Børns

Debi Moen •
  • March 2018
  • On the Road
• March 12, 2018
TOUR: First North American leg, Jan 18- Feb 24; Australia, UK, Europe, more North America through 2018. DESIGN: “A show is about a mood. It changes every time. It is interesting to work with technology these years because we have super graphic lights, mood lights, video panels, etc. My approach is larger than lights. Depending on the project, I might be looking for something to be lit, like a set piece. Or I might use lighting to do arial looks. I like to define space. It all starts with what is my canvas.” Read More...

LD Mick Thornton and the Moody Blues

Debi Moen •
  • Current Issue
  • February 2018
  • On the Road
• February 16, 2018
LD Mick Thornton and the Moody Blues. The LD shares details with Debi Moen on the Moody Blues' 'Days of Future Passed: 50th Anniversary' tour. Read More...

On the Road: LD Sean Semler with Granger Smith

Debi Moen •
  • January 2018
  • On the Road
• January 11, 2018
TOUR DATES: The “Don’t Tread On Me” tour starts Jan. 18, throughout 2018. DESIGN: “We’re carrying a new design for country artist Granger Smith’s 2018 tour. A couple of dates will support Luke Bryan. For inspiration, I try to expose myself to as many designs as possible. Shows today have to be so original and […] Read More...

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