Brad Paisley 'Weekend Warrior' Tour

by Steve Jennings (Photo and Text)
in Showtime
Brad Paisley 'Weekend Warrior' Tour photo by Steve Jennings
Brad Paisley 'Weekend Warrior' Tour photo by Steve Jennings

Lighting Co
Spurlock Lighting

Venue
Various (Tour)

Crew

  • Lighting Designer & Director: Dean Spurlock
  • Lighting Crew Chief: Brace “Cowboy” Balthrop
  • Lighting Techs: Ryan Thresher, Jim “LFJ” Martin, Monica Rose
  • Video Director: Bailey Pryor
  • Media Server Programmer: Joe Monahan
  • Video Tech: Jess Quinn
  • Production Manager: Kevin Freeman
  • Tour Manager: Brent Long
  • Stage Manager: Bill Farris
  • Riggers: Greg Harvey
  • Video Company & Content: Moo TV
  • Staging Company: Accurate Staging
  • Trucking: Extreme Trucking


Gear

Lighting:

  • 2               grandMA consoles
  • 24            Vari-Lite 3500 Wash
  • 20            Vari-Lite 3000 Spot
  • 14            Vari-Lite 6000 Beam
  • 12            Vari-Lite X3 LED Wash
  • 60            Elation Platinum Beam 5R Extremes
  • 14            LED Strobes
  • 12            Elation Paladin LED Wash Blasters
  • 2               MGD Hazers


Video:

  • 1               40” x 100” LED curtain
  • 1               Ross Carbonite switcher
  • 3               Manned Hitachi SK3010’s
  • 2               Panasonic Robi cameras
  • 336         20mm Elation Tiles: (60” x 25”, upstage wall)
  • 52            20mm Elation Tiles: (12’6” x 12’6”, side panels)
  • 60            15mm Elation Tiles (Fret Board
  • 32            15mm Bar Fronts

Designer Insights by Steve Jennings:
Dean Spurlock
Lighting Designer & Director

“For this year’s Brad Paisley tour design we went with V-shaped chevron trusses with a custom curve downstage. We also added up-stage, left & right, ladder trusses, with the new Vari-Lite 6000 Beam fixtures off the ends. I’m very impressed with their output. We have a good mix of Vari-Lite and Platinum Beams throughout the hang.

I’ve been really lucky to have been given the opportunity to cre-ate, design, and operate Brad’s show for all these years. Brad has always been great to me and he always gets involved with things just as Moo TV is back as the video vendor and content creator. We’ve been fortunate to have the same production group for years out there with us. Bailey Pryor (video director) and his crew work really hard and they all do a great job for us.

Laser elements are occasionally brought back in to supplement or add to various shows. We use Peachtree Laser Inc. when we need them and our lighting tech “LFJ” (Jim Martin) is always ready to go when we do.

It is definitely like a family, some days you love ‘em, some days…not so much. LOL. No, everybody is great, we work hard, have a good time, and get the job done. I’ve always had a great crew and appreciate everything they do. Lighting techs Ryan Thresher and Monica Rose have really added a real level of experience we nee-ded. Our crew chief “Cowboy” (Brace Balthrop) has always stuck with me and keeps things rolling. I don’t know how we’d do a show with-out him!”

 

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