XLTV teams join forces for Foo Fighters

Thursday, 7 August 2008
XLTV teams join forces for Foo Fighters
UK - After being on tour for six months, Foo Fighters performed three UK stadium shows - two at Wembley and one at The City of Manchester to a combined audience of 230,000.

Production designer, Nathan Wilson, was tasked with the duty of simultaneously designing, programming and building the two separate stadium shows while still nailing the touring version nightly.

A joint effort by XL Touring Video Los Angeles, XL Touring Video London and XL Video Belgium was launched to produce not only the fabrication, but the extensive LED requirements and labour to execute the massive shows in support of Nathan Wilson. The Wembley show incorporated over 5000 individual MiTrix panels divided up into three different screen configurations. 3000 MiTrix were in a circular screen above the stage, above that was a roof surround screen with 300 MiTrix and 750 MiTrix were configured into four zipper screens.

The City of Manchester show used 648 MiTrix and 60 Lighthouse R16s on a rotating stage. The Lighthouse was divided into two side screens and the MiTrix into three LED screens

XLTV's John Wiseman says: "We are blessed to have a band, management, design, and production team that gets it. They think big and act bigger. As the Foo's continue their incredible success we get the fantastic support role of helping them all deliver the vision. What a great thing to be involved in, and there seems to be nothing but incredible upward trajectory for everyone around this artist. This is the kind of client and team guys like me dream about working for."

(Jim Evans)

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