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  • Mumford & Sons

    Mumford & Sons Tour with MAC Vipers

    PLSN Staff | International News | January 11, 2013

    LONDON - LD Ed Warren turned to Martin Professional’s MAC Viper Profile for Mumford & Sons’ dates in the UK and Ireland recently on their extended “Babel” world tour. UK-based Neg Earth provided the gear, which also included MAC Auras.

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  • Event Lighting crew

    Event Lighting Slovenia Adds First MMX Washbeams

    PLSN Staff | International News | January 10, 2013

    LJUBLJANA, Slovenia - Ljubljana-based rental company Event Lighting has invested this past year in the newest Robe Robin range. Most recently their inventory now includes the first MMX WashBeams in Slovenia. The fixtures have just been delivered via Robe’s distributor MK Light Sound, also based in Ljubljana.

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  • Jennifer Lopez in Russia

    LD Sean Burke Tests Vipers on J-Lo’s Russian Tour

    PLSN Staff | International News | January 10, 2013

    MOSCOW - Jennifer Lopez performed recently in Russia, giving LD Sean Burke the chance to try out Martin Professional’s new MAC Viper Profile from rental company Euroshow. He tested it out for the St. Petersburg show, and liked it so much, he included them in the rider for the singer’s next performance in Kiev.

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  • Nitro Circus

    Nitro Circus Ramps it Up with Martin VC-Dot 4

    PLSN Staff | International News | January 10, 2013

    LONDON - Martin Professional’s new VC-Dot LED string was used to line the 14-meter high (46 ft)  "Giganta" take off ramp on Nitro Circus Live’s recent European tour. LD Paul Collison specified the string of LED Dots as accent lighting on ramp edges to replace the fragile LED tubes used on previous tours. Neg Earth provided the lighting.

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  • Bootleg Beatles

    Bootleg Beatles Tour Gets Help from Entec Friends

    PLSN Staff | International News | January 9, 2013

    LONDON - Entec Sound & Light continued its long working relationship with The Bootleg Beatles, a recognized tribute band to the legendary British musical group. The touring show started off largely in ‘monochrome’ to mimic the minimal stage/effects lighting that would have been available when the band’s career kicked off back in the 1960s, and exploded into colors and projections during the psychedelia era as the show's musical repertoire progressed into the band's later works. Entec has provided technical production for the band since 1994, playing to old and new generations of Beatles enthusiasts.

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  • London

    Prolyte Group’s Halo Glyph Lights Up London

    PLSN Staff | International News | January 4, 2013

    LONDON – Cinimod Studio in conjunction with Prolyte Group’s Special Projects Division, Litestructures, have delivered the most epic of public lighting installations to mark the launch of the Halo 4 Xbox 360 game. Agency AKQA (acting on behalf of Microsoft/Xbox) commissioned Cinimod Studio to create the illuminated structure – based on the Halo 4 Glyph symbol – which would fly over London. Cinimod Studio turned to Litestructures to help bring their concept to life.

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  • Deep Purple

    MAC III AirFX Take a Hammering on Deep Purple

    PLSN Staff | International News | January 3, 2013

    LONDON - Deep Purple lighting designer Louis Ball has just given Martin Professional’s new MAC III AirFX lighting fixture a thorough workout on the band’s November/December European arena tour. Ball, who has been with Deep Purple since 1984, put the fixtures through their paces with a trim height of 10 meters (32 ft.) giving ample room to see what the fixtures could do. There were 24 MAC III AirFX paired with MAC III Profiles across an upstage, midstage and downstage truss with one AirFX on each side of the downstage floor used as side light. TDA Rental supplied the fixtures.

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  • Red XMas Party

    Red Xmas Party in Slovenia Lit with Robe Fixtures

    PLSN Staff | International News | December 28, 2012

    LJUBLJANA, Slovenia - Slovenia welcomed the 2012 festive season in style at the Red XMas Party, one of the country’s largest and hottest dance events, at the Arena Stozice in Ljubljana. Event Lighting supplied the lighting rig, which featured 70 Robe moving lights at its core. The design was based on a plot by Van Buuren’s LD André Beekmans, and operated by Michael Seeverens, both from Netherlands-based The Art Of Light.

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  • The band Leningrad with MAC Vipers

    MAC Vipers Make Russian Debut for Leningrad Concert

    PLSN Staff | International News | December 28, 2012

    ST. PETERSBURG - Martin Professional’s new 1000-watt MAC Viper Profile moving head made its Russian debut Oct. 6 with the rock band Leningrad. LD Elena Morozova created some special looks for the first 10 MAC Viper fixtures delivered to Russia. The show at the sports complex Yubileyny was arranged by the company Euroshow.

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    Stage Technologies Flies Three Performers on Three Continents

    PLSN Staff | International News | December 21, 2012

    LONDON - During a 24-hour period over the weekend of Dec. 8-9, Stage Technologies flew three major recording artists on three continents: Katy Perry in Dubai, 50 Cent in Las Vegas and Pink in London.

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  • PRG’s Best Boy Shapes Lighting for Robbie Williams’ Concerts

    PLSN Staff | International News | December 21, 2012

    LONDON —British pop star Robbie Williams performed at London's O2 Arena for three nights of concerts Nov 22-Nov 24. The final night was broadcast across England's Sky1 network. PRG supplied the lighting package, including its Best Boy 4000 Spot luminaire, for Creative Director Willie Williams and Set Designer Mark Fisher. Williams brought in LD Allen Branton to consult on the lighting for the televised show.

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  • Christian Engsted (Martin), Blake Augsburger (Harman) and Jens Bjerg Sorensen (Schouw & Co.)

    Harman to Acquire Martin Professional

    PLSN Staff | International News | December 20, 2012

    COPENHAGEN - Schouw & Co., parent company of Martin Professional, has entered into an agreement with the global infotainment and audio company Harman International Industries to sell Martin to Harman for EUR 110 million (currently $146 million in U.S. dollars). The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals, and is expected to close in Q1 2013.

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