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ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd Tour with Bandit

PLSN Staff • News • November 8, 2011

KNOXVILLE, TN – LDs Steve Owens (Lynyrd Skynyrd) and Chris Stuba (ZZ Top) combined their ideas and delivered a large system that afforded each act a separate and distinct look during their co-headlining tour. The show is a combination of LED technology with the new moving lights from Martin and GLP, along with VLs and strobes, supplied by Bandit Lites.

More details from Bandit Lites (http://www.banditlites.com):

ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bandit
KNOXVILLE, TN – Rock legends ZZ Top and Lynyrd Skynyrd have teamed up since the summer of 2011 to deliver maximum rock n roll to legions of fans across the US. Bandit Lites has served as illumination vendor on the sold out package, which continues into 2012. The show is a solid three hours of hits, as each artist has a 30-plus year catalog of songs.

Designers Steve Owens (Lynyrd Skynyrd) and Chris Stuba (ZZ Top) combined their ideas and delivered a large system that afforded each act a separate and distinct look. The show is a combination of LED technology with the new moving lights from Martin and GLP, along with VLs, strobes and such.

VL 3000 Spots, VL 3500 Washes, GLP Volkslichts, Martin 301s, Atomic Strobes, 2 Lites, 8 Lites, Source 4 Lekos and ACLs all were brought into play on the show. Stuba used a grandMA console while Owens preferred a Maxxyz Plus.

Owens and Stuba worked many days at the Bandit Venue 1 rehearsal hall, as well as in Bandit’s virtual suite to deliver their magic. When the show arrived at the first venue, it was fully programmed and ready to go.

Tour Managers Steve Voudouris and Jon Martin guided the show while Brian Evors served as stage manager. Bandit VP Michael Golden worked with the combined teams to assure quality at every step of the way. From the opening notes of ZZ Top’s “La Grange,” to the final strains of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Free Bird,” the energetic crowds stood rocking, fist pumping and singing every single word.

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