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Robe DigitalSpot 7000 DTs Project on Domed Ceiling at Casino de Vilamoura

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• July 22, 2009
VILAMOURA, Portugal — The refurbished Casino de Vilamoura has a new projection feature for the domed ceiling in its entranceway, created with eight Robe DigitalSpot 7000 DTs, the first use of those fixtures in Portugal. Read More...

Gearhouse SA Supplies R Kelly Shows in Africa

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• July 21, 2009
JOHANNESBURG — Gearhouse South Africa supplied lighting and video production plus crew for R Kelly’s first visit to South Africa. After five days of production rehearsals at Sun City Superbowl, there was one show there and another at Cape Town’s Grand West Casino. Read More...

Tiziano Ferro Tour Lit with SGM Gear

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• July 20, 2009
RIMINI, Italy — Tiziano Ferro has scored a series of hits in recent years with songs in both Italian and Spanish. For a tour that began earlier this year, Agora supplied SGM lighting equipment. LD Nicola-Manuel Tallino is using the SGM gear in conjunction with the set’s three large video screens. Read More...

PRG Series 400 System Powers U2 Tour Rig

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• July 20, 2009
BARCELONA, Spain — The unprecedented scale of U2’s 360° tour rig required a power and data network that would handle long distances; be quick and efficient to install; provide high network speed; and be reliable.  Systems crew chief Craig Hancock worked with show director/designer Willie Williams from the early design phase of the production to engineer a network that would satisfy all of these requirements. Read More...

Madonna Stage Collapse Kills Two Workers in France, Others Badly Injured

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• July 20, 2009
MARSEILLE, France — Charles Criscenzo, a 53-year-old French worker, was killed July 16 when the stage being assembled for a July 19 performance by Madonna at the Stade Velodrome collapsed on top of several workers. A second worker, 23-year-old Charles Prow, who was from the U.K., died later from his injuries.  Read More...

Stage Concept Lights Norway’s Quart Festival with Robe Gear

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• July 17, 2009
KRISTIANSAND, Norway — Stage Concept supplied Robe DigitalSpots and moving lights for the Club Salamander stage for the five-day Quart Festival. The venue was a temporary structure built partially over water in the middle of a forested area on the festival’s island site. Read More...

XL Video Supports Visual Innovations on Oasis Tour

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• July 16, 2009
LONDON — XL Video UK once again supported Oasis with full video production for their current Dig Out Your Soul world tour and also provided a fully HD PPU/camera package for the band’s summer stadium and outdoor special shows. Read More...

Bandit Lites Supports Boyzone Tour

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• July 16, 2009
LONDON — LD Peter Barnes and Production North production manager Iain Whitehead chose Bandit Lites as the lighting supplier for the 2009 Boyzone tour, using VL 3000 Spots, VL 3500 Washes, Pixel Pars, Super Cycs, Stadium Hazers, Lycian 1290 followspots and Hog 2 consoles. Read More...

Brilliant Stages’ Flexible “Necklace” Tours with Il Divo

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• July 16, 2009
LAS VEGAS — With 36 number one hits in 26 countries and album sales in excess of 22 million, Il Divo embarked on a major tour this year supporting their latest album, The Promise. Brilliant Stages is supporting the tour with a multi-level and flexible stage design. Read More...

Anolis Architectural Lighting Used for Solan Hotel

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• July 15, 2009
WALLACHIA, Czech Republic — The Solan Hotel, located near the ski slopes at Solan Mountain, was recently refurbished by new owner Josef Valchar, who updated the look of the resort’s pool and other areas with an installation of architectural LED products from Anolis. Read More...

Kinesys Transforms U2’s Video Funnel

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• July 15, 2009
BARCELONA, Spain — Kinesys designed and supplied the custom motion control system that moves and shapes the “transforming” video screen for U2’s 360° world tour. The system consists of 40 Kinesys Evo zero-speed chain hoists and eight custom built winches, all controlled by Kinesys K2 3D software. Read More...

SNP Productions to Distribute Catalyst in the U.K.

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• July 15, 2009
LONDON — SNP Productions, headed by Simon Pugsley, a lighting and digital media programmer/operator, has been named the U.K. distributor for Catalyst digital media products.  SNP Productions now offers sales, rentals, training and technical support for the Catalyst.  Read More...

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