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Thursday, June 30, 2022

Kat Borderud’s Turnstile Design Draws on Chauvet Professional and Squeek Lights by Debi Moen

  As a musician, Lighting Designer Kat Borderud is well versed in following grooves and breakdowns on drums. This helped her connect to hardcore punk masters Turnstile’s lead singer Brand…

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Trevor Ahlstrand Turns to DCR-Supplied Elation Lighting for Kane Brown Stadium Show by Debi Moen

Country artist Kane Brown returned to his hometown of Chattanooga, TN, to play his first stadium show at Finley Stadium. Lighting and production designer Trevor Ahlstrand used Elation lighti…

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Friday, June 24, 2022

LD Cat West Selects Ayrton IntelliPix-R for NKOTB’s MixTape Tour by Debi Moen

Multiplatinum selling pop group New Kids On The Block (NKOTB) continues to wow fans with their MixTape Tour 2022 featuring friends Salt-N-Pepa, Rick Astley and En Vogue as special guests. Li…

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Thursday, June 23, 2022

Bandit Lites Touring Team Grows by Debi Moen

With summer productions back in full swing, Bandit Lites in Nashville announces the hiring of Kelly Feild, Tim Keller, Hayley Elliott, and Katie Feltes as full-time, touring lighting technic…

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Sooner Routhier Reflects Spherical Looks for Coldplay With Chauvet Professional Color STRIKE M by Debi Moen

Gazing up at the sky, Pythagoras felt a mystical harmony resonating through the heavens as the sun and moon, joined the stars and planets floating through their celestial orbits. “There is…

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Ayrton MagicBlade FX Fixtures Create Dynamic Effects for Jack White’s Tour by Debi Moen

The former White Stripes frontman currently wowing fans with Jack White: The Supply Chain Issues Tour has 82 Ayrton MagicBlade FX fixtures delivering dynamic effects lighting on stage. Matth…

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Claypaky Lights Up Tim McGraw’s New US Tour by Debi Moen

Lighting and Production Designer Patrick Brannon selected Claypaky Xtylos, A.leda B-EYE K20s and Sharpys for country superstar Tim McGraw’s just completed McGraw Tour 2022, which played da…

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Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Hayden James Gets Lifted with Bandit Lites by Debi Moen

Australian producer and DJ Hayden James recently wrapped up his North American Lifted tour with a lighting system provided by Bandit Lites. With more than a half a billion streams, the award…

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Chauvet Professional Helps Radiant Bible Church Create Stage Presence by Debi Moen

Like many houses of worship, Radiant Bible Church in Indianapolis “went heavily into livestreaming” during the Covid lockdown according to Technical Director Wes Harris. Although the pan…

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Mark Cunniffe Chooses Ayrton Rig for Ed Sheeran’s Mathematics Tour by Debi Moen

Lighting and Production Designer, Mark Cunniffe, has chosen to light Ed Sheeran’s current Mathematics world tour, with a lighting rig composed almost entirely of Ayrton IP65-rated fixtures…

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Friday, June 17, 2022

Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Ceremony Shines with Bandit Lites by Debi Moen

Bandit Lites provided a lighting system for The Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2022 Induction Ceremony and celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Title 9 [officially written as T…

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Chauvet Professional Color STRIKE M Adds to Andrew Goedde-Tony Caporale Collaboration on Goose Tour by Debi Moen

Andrew Goedde, the lighting designer for Goose since 2018, has been creating a procession of deeply evocative looks for the Connecticut quintet as they’ve played live music venues and fest…

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Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Virtual Riot at Hollywood Palladium with Elation Lighting by Debi Moen

German dubstep artist Virtual Riot brought his Simulation Album Tour to the Hollywood Palladium April 22 and electrified the sold-out crowd with his edgy brand of EDM supported by lighting e…

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Ayrton Dominos Don’t Give John Mayer Anything to Cry About on Sob Rock Tour 2022 by Debi Moen

Lighting Designer and Director Ethan Weber chose a large complement of versatile Ayrton Domino luminaires for Grammy Award-winner John Mayer’s Sob Rock Tour 2022 in support of his eighth s…

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Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Vari-Lite VL2600 Wash brings Camera Clarity to Gary Numan’s Intruder Tour by Debi Moen

Gary Numan took to the road in April 2022 with a moody and ethereal lighting design created by award winning LA-based designer Dustin Snyder. An essential objective of the design was to ensu…

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Monday, June 13, 2022

Seen Around NAMM 2022 by Debi Moen

With a desire to reignite industry relationships, business and launch new products, the NAMM Show welcomed more than 1,000 exhibiting members representing 3,500 brands across the campus of t…

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James Suit Rejoins ACT Entertainment in NYC Metro Sales by Debi Moen

James Suit has rejoined ACT Entertainment’s Regional Sales team for the New York City Metro area. Previously, he had served as Northeast Regional Sales Manager for the brands distributed b…

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Thursday, June 9, 2022

Bandit Lites Promotes Executives Brent Barrett, Roth Edwards and Jack Tickle by Debi Moen

Bandit Lites announces the promotions of several major leaders with Brent Barrett as Vice President of Business Development, Roth Edwards as Vice President of Operations and Jake Tickle as V…

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David Summers Creates Two Looks for The Wonder Years Tour with Chauvet Professional by Debi Moen

With the pandemic lockdown putting a crimp on live music, The Wonder Years had to hold off until this spring with a coast-to-coast U.S. and UK tour. For the band’s legion of fans it was we…

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Vari-Lite VL10 BEAMWASH Luminaires Bring Creative Freedom for Bad Bunny’s Hottest Tour by Debi Moen

Grammy Award winning, Puerto Rican mega-star Bad Bunny kicked off his 36-date sell out El Último Tour Del Mundo 2022 in February from the Ball Arena in Denver, CO. Featuring a show design a…

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Thursday, June 2, 2022

Bandit Lites Announces Promotions of Significant Company Leadership by Debi Moen

Bandit Lites announces key promotions within the firm with Sharon Draper as the Chief Financial Officer, Dizzy Gosnell as Vice President of Production and John Jenkinson as Director of Integ…

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Tuesday, May 31, 2022

4Wall Provides Over 1,500 Light Fixtures, Rigging, & Video Equipment for Three EDC Stages by Debi Moen

Insomniac’s Electric Daisy Carnival returned to the Las Vegas Speedway for the second time in seven months. The annual festival hosted more than 300 artists and upwards of 300,000 attendee…

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Thursday, May 26, 2022

Robe Supports UCI MTB XCO World Cup by Debi Moen

Robe was a sponsor of the Nové Město na Moravě, Czech Republic, stage of the 2022 Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, where one of the toughest parts of the XCO (cross country) cou…

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Bandit Lites Donates Lighting System for University of Tennessee Graduation by Debi Moen

More than 5,250 graduates celebrated commencement at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville under a lighting system donated from Bandit Lites. The ceremonies took place over three days at Th…

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Creative Backstage Creates Old School Rig for Arizona Bike Week with Chauvet Professional by Debi Moen

Although he’s kept up with the latest in lighting technology, John Garberson readily admits that at heart, he really likes old school looks with their big ACL specials, deep colors and dim…

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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Shinedown The Revolution’s Live Tour with Elation SEVEN Batten and Bandit Lites by Debi Moen

Hard rock band Shinedown has just wrapped its biggest stage show to date on The Revolution’s Live Tour, already their second headlining North American trek of the year. Lighting design was…

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Friday, May 20, 2022

Chauvet Professional and 4Wall Entertainment Help Tom Kenny Add Warmth to iHeartCountry Festival by Debi Moen

From the moment Thomas Rhett kicked things off with hits like his newly released “Slow Down Summer,” the iHeartCountry Festival projected a warm, intimate vibe that made it easy for fans…

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Thursday, May 19, 2022

Long Reach Long Riders Charity Motorcycle Ride Kicks off June 18 by Debi Moen

The start of the 19th annual Long Reach Long Rider charity motorcycle ride is only a month away, but there’s still time to offer support. The ride, which has been dubbed the Blue Ridge Ram…

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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

David Beebe Reflects Many Sides of The Zombies with Chauvet Professional by Debi Moen

David Beebe became one of the first house LDs last year to add Chauvet Professional’s Maverick Force S Spot to his rig when he took shipment of six of the then-new 350W lightweight movers …

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Friday, May 13, 2022

Butch Allen, André Petrus Get Spacey with Chauvet Professional for Bruna Boy at MSG by Debi Moen

Sometimes lighting design comes down to an elemental level, even when it results in a 54-universe, deeply evocative show with an intergalactic theme that takes place at one of the world’s …

SOURCE: PLSN at 10:03AM
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Robe Crashes Luke Bryan’s Las Vegas Party by Debi Moen

American country music singer and songwriter Luke Bryan wanted to make a spectacularly big impact for his first Las Vegas residency shows at the Resorts World Theatre, so he hired Show Desig…

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