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Torben Kaae Poulsen Named Regional Service Manager of Martin EMEA

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• July 22, 2009
AARHUS, Denmark — Martin Professional A/S announced that Torben Kaae Poulsen has been appointed regional service manager for the company’s European, Middle East and Africa region (EMEA). Read More...

Posted Video Shows Scaffolding Collapsing During Concert in China

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• July 22, 2009
GUANGZHOU, China — A video posted on the Web site, ChinaMusicRadar.com, showed Taiwanese singer Pan Yuwen performing onstage, adjacent to a multi-tiered scaffolding structure supporting lighting and audio gear. The video captures the sudden loss of power to the I-Mag and other stage elements, followed by chaos as the scaffolding adjacent to the stage falls over the crowd. Read More...

XL Video Supports Take That’s Circus-Themed Stadium Tour

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• July 22, 2009
LONDON — XL Video director Des Fallon worked with Take That back in the 1990s as video crew chief, and he continues to support the band, with XL Video investing in new technology and ideas. Read More...

Depeche Mode’s Universe Lit with i-Pix LEDs

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• July 22, 2009
TORONTO — LD Paul Normandale specified i-Pix LED fixtures, including BB4 LED wash lights and the original i-Pix Satellite “brick” LED light-sources, for the Depeche Mode tour promoting their latest album, Sounds of the Universe. Read More...

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...

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