International News

MDG ATMe Haze Generators Go Along for The Ride

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

UK - Two of the very latest MDG haze generators, the ATMe, recently joined up-and-coming British rock band, Catfish and the Bottlemen, playing arenas during a three-week tour of the UK in support of the band’s second studio album, The Ride. Newcastle-based Nitelites supplied the full lighting, audio and staging to the tour and hired the MDG ATMe haze generators from Impact Productions, which purchased two of the models specifically for the tour.

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Germany's Fanta 4 Tours with Robe

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

STUTTGART, Germany - Die Fantastischen Vier - a.k.a. iconic German rappers Fanta 4 - hit the road again on “Vier und Jetzt” their biennial tour campaign for 2016-17, reaching out to an ever loyal fan base which spans several generations and stretches across every corner of the country! Once again an equally fantastic lighting, set and visual design was created by Gunther Hecker working in close collaboration with Marc Lorenz. Their lighting rigs frequently contain Robe fixtures and this one followed that very trend with 60 Pointes that were integral to the epic yet raw show aesthetic developed by Gunther.

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Groove on the Grass

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

DUBAI - Maestra Dubai is supplying full technical production – lighting, audio, video, staging, rigging, special FX and power distribution - to the 2016-17 series of ‘Groove on The Grass’ dance events. Now in its fifth edition, the five events for this season are produced by the Artists Network and being staged at the Emirates Golf Club, Dubai, each enjoyed by around 5000 dance music fans.

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Dream Theater Tours Europe with Solaris Flares
Dream Theater Tours Europe with Solaris Flares

Dream Theater Tours Europe with Solaris Flares

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

HELSINKI, Finland - Dream Theater is once again bringing their progressive metal sound to Europe.  The first leg of their Images, Words & Beyond tour closes in Helsinki this month.  They will resume in April in the UK and close in Vienna in May.  Keeping pace with the fiery brilliance of the band’s veteran metal shredders are eight blazing Solaris Flares. Lite Alternative is the lighting supplier for the European segment.  Later this year Dream Theater will be touring in Asia and America.

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New Elation Lighting for Cologne’s Bootshaus, One of World’s Top Clubs

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

COLOGNE, De. - German production company LaserFrame recently installed Elation Professional Platinum HFX™ hybrid moving heads and ACL 360 Bar™ effect lights into one of the world’s top clubs, Bootshaus in Cologne. Used for a variety of stunning effects in the popular club’s main dance area, the new lighting is another important step in the club’s continued rise up lists of the best clubs in the world. Bootshaus ranks 17th on DJ Magazine’s list of the world’s best nightclubs and 2nd in Germany.

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The SAPOA event was the 50th for the organization of property owners.
The SAPOA event was the 50th for the organization of property owners.

Big Convention in South Africa Lit with Claypaky Fixtures

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

JOHANNESBURG - MGG provided full technical production support for the South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) Annual Convention, which celebrated its 50th anniversary at the Sandton Convention Centre’s Pavilion Venue in Johannesburg. MGG supported the designs from lighting designer Francois van der Merwe from Wizardry Group for both the conference and banquet styled show, providing Clay Paky Mythos, Sharpys and other fixtures.

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Idols South Africa Make use of Robe Fixtures

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

JOHANNESBURG - The twelfth season of Idols South Africa wrapped up with a stunning finale at Carnival City Big Top Arena in Johannesburg, broadcast live on the Mzansi Magic network with a highly vocal audience of 3,500 packing into the venue … and lighting designer Joshua Cutts of Visual Frontier choosing nearly 200 Robe fixtures to be at the core of his rig.

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Opeth ay Wembley Arena, photo courtesy Siyan Limited
Opeth ay Wembley Arena, photo courtesy Siyan Limited

Opeth's Big Shows at Wembley Arena, Other Venues Lit with Claypaky Fixtures

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

LONDON — Stockholm-based heavy metal band Opeth has been rocking some pretty big venues with specially designed shows for NYC (Radio City Music Hall, Oct. 1, 2016), London (Wembley Arena, Nov. 19, 2016) and the Sydney Opera House (Feb. 6, 2017). Althouth these shows were part of their world tour in support of their Sept. 30, 2016 album release, Sorceress, they featured extended sets with songs from previous albums as well, and doubled the light rig.  LD Magnus Boyd turned to Siyan Limited for an assist with the Wembley gig, deploying extra Claypaky fixtures, new Aryrton units and grandMA2 consoles for control, all of which were sourced in the U.K. via Ambersphere Solutions.

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Claypaky Spheriscan Delivers Ethereal Lighting Effects at Edinburgh's Hogmanay

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - Claypaky Spheriscans were selected to deliver a display of spectacular lighting effects that merged architectural and entertainment lighting during Edinburgh's famous Hogmanay torchlight procession. The award-winning fixtures were supplied and installed on The National Monument of Scotland at Calton Hill by Edinburgh-based production and rental outfit Black Light. Project manager James Gow from Black Light worked alongside lighting designer Grant Anderson and production manager of the torchlight procession John Robb, to create a lighting plan that offered maximum impact and versatility for the event.

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'I Am Jerusalem' AV Setup Includes Robe Pointes
'I Am Jerusalem' AV Setup Includes Robe Pointes

'I Am Jerusalem' AV Setup Includes Robe Pointes

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

JERUSALEM - ‘I Am Jerusalem’  is a new multimedia interactive experience designed to welcome visitors to one of the most famous cities in the world, offering a fast-moving history and snapshots explaining how cultural diversity is fundamental to the dynamics and development of life in this vibrant gateway to the Middle East. Robe Pointes moving lights were specified by the installation division of Danor Theatre & Studio Systems as part of the entertainment lighting scheme in the theatre which features 270 degree wrap-around HD video and a video ceiling. 

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