International News

Console Trainer Uses Clarity for Front 242 at Blackfield Festival

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• July 28, 2010
GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany - Belgian band Front 242 recently headlined the Blackfield Festival in as part of their current European tour. LD Kris Noerens chose Clarity as his console of choice for this gig. Read More...

Supergrass Sendoff Lit by Robe Fixtures

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• July 28, 2010
LONDON - Lighting designer Martin Dudley used Robe's ROBIN 300E Beams and ColorSpot 700E ATs to light UK indie rockers Supergrass as they played a series of farewell gigs. The band is ending a 17-year career. Read More...

HyLight Powers Lighting for Event at Natural History Museum

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• July 28, 2010
LONDON - As an alternative to the noise and fumes generated by diesel, White Light opted to use two HyLight hydrogen fuel cells for the opening of the Natural History Museum's Darwin Centre Gardens. Read More...

Scissor Sisters’ Louvered Looks Lit by Impression XLs and Zooms

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• July 27, 2010
LONDON - The Scissor Sisters are touring with louvered looks for a "peek-a-boo" effect. Lite Alternative's Paul Normandale is including six floor-mounted impression LED heads in the motion-controlled set. Read More...

Muse’s New Stadium Set Designed with Forced Perspective

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• July 27, 2010
MILAN, Italy - Brilliant Stages' new stage set for the stadium venues on Muse's The Resistance world tour, based on the design concepts of Oli Metcalfe and Es Devin, consists of a 62-meter-long video header, a suspended ceiling grid, a diamond-shaped stage flanked by projection screens, drum riser fascias and on- and off-stage rear fascias, a tracking B stage with inset revolving scissor lift and tech bunkers and screamers. Read More...

Twenty Killed, 500 Injured in Love Parade Concert Stampede in Germany

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• July 27, 2010
DUISBURG, Germany - On July 24, the free Love Parade techno festival apparently drew hundreds of thousands more attendees then the site could handle. As officials tried to limit access at the wide tunnel entrance at about 5 p.m., chaos broke out, killing 20 and injuring close to 500 fans. Read More...

ETC Names Barbizon Distributor for India

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• July 26, 2010
BANGALORE, India - ETC (Electronic Theatre Controls, Inc.) has named long-time U.S. dealer Barbizon Lighting Company Inc. as its official distributor in India. With its newly-established office here, Barbizon Lighting will support those purchasing ETC products in India with is a sales, service and educational support. Read More...

Interactive Ornithology Visuals Take Flight with coolux

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• July 25, 2010
RADOLFZELL, Germany - The Max-Planck-Institute for Ornithology is using many of the products in the coolux Pandoras Box range for the interactive projected visuals at its visitor center, which was converted from a former chicken shed. Read More...

WiSE to Host “Tea O’ Clock” At PLASA 2010

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• July 23, 2010
LONDON - Women in Stage Entertainment (WiSE), an organization established to address under-representation of women in the entertainment technology sector, announced plans to host "Tea O' Clock" on the White Light stand from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily during PLASA 2010. Read More...

Crew Member Dies After Fall at Will Young Concert

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• July 19, 2010
KENT, U.K. - A backstage crew worker died after sustaining head injuries related to a fall before a July 15 concert featuring Will Young at Rochester Castle. Police and emergency workers cordoned off the accident scene, rushed the worker to the hospital in an ambulance, and the concert proceeded after an hour and a half delay. Read More...

Gearhouse SA Helps Close FIFA World Cup

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• July 15, 2010
JOHANNESBURG - Gearhouse South Africa was contracted by ceremonies producers VWV Group to deliver all technical aspects of the Closing Ceremony of the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup - including rigging, power, sound, lighting and large-format projection, which was contracted out to Ross Ashton of U.K.-based The Projection Studio and E/T/C Paris. Read More...

Euroshow Lights Faithless Concert During International Economic Forum with Martin Gear

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• July 15, 2010
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - Euroshow lit a concert staged here June 17, during the International Economic Forum. Euroshow owner Alexander Blednykh chose Martin's MAC 401 Dual, MAC 301 Wash, MAC 700 Profiles and Martin LC Plus LED panels for the event, which featured Faithless, a British electronica band. Read More...
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