We recently completed Simple Plan's 2012 Australian tour. For this one we supplied a complete package including audio (W8LC Line Array, AVID Profile console), lighting (LC Panels, MAC301's, MAC101's, MAC700's, Grand MA), crew and production transport (45' pan). The dates went all the way to Darwin and were a great success and a fun time was had by all.
Jan / Feb 2012 sees us out touring with the recent X-Factor winner Reece Mastin.
Shows in NSW, QLD, VIC, ACT + flyaway gigs in WA and TAS.
Full houses and screaming girls are the order of the day on this tour, with girls camped out at the venue and hotel waiting to get a glimpse of Reece.
On the audio front Phil "Kez" Kesby is taking full advantage of our Martin Audio W8LC Line Array with WS218X subs to get over the crowd screaming. He's using one of our Digidesign Profile consoles at FOH.
For their recent Australian tour Simple Plan chose Entertainment Installations for lighting for their 2 East Coast shows - Tivoli (Brisbane) and Enmore Theatre (Sydney)
We've worked with their LD before with Simple Plan and other acts and he was happy to have us back on-board.
In these days of LED fixtures it was interesting that Jay (LD) went for a show without any LED fixtures.
However, it looked great and he knows the songs so well, his programming and cues were spot-on.
The rig used:
We supplied production + crew for John Butler on his east cost tour in Jan 2011
Audio featured 2 x Digidesign Profile consoles with FOH audio handled by long time John Butler engineer (and legend) Colin Ellis.
Monitors were again all "on-borad" the 2nd Profile console.
Lighting (designed + operated by Bryce Mace) featured a lot of our latest gear including -
10 x MAC301 LED Wash Lights
16 x MAC101 LED Lights
10 x Martin StageBar54
5 x Molefays
6 x Martin TW1
6 x ETC Profiles
1 x Grandma 2
24 x NSP Multipars
In Nov Australian chart-topping band 1927 got together for a sold-out show at The State Theatre in Sydney and we supplied production.
FOH console was our Midas Heritage 1000 with a suitable FX + drive package as specified by 1927's FOH engineer.
Monitor used our EV XW15 active wedges and a Yamaha M7CL/48 digital console.
Lighting used a combination of MAC700 Wash, MAC700 Profile, Martin TW-1 wash lights, 24 x Par64 and some molefays.
For added effect we supplied 4 x Martin LC Panels for the 1927 logo and graphic work.
All controlled via a Jands HOG1000