Robe runs with the sun for Rasmus Seebach
Tuesday, 24 July 2018
robe-rasmus-seebach-ras021831192The lighting rig includes 24 x Robe Spiider LED wash beams and 16 x MegaPointes (photo: Louise Stickland)
Denmark - The Danish summer tour and concert season is rocking with multiple artists on the road performing hundreds of concerts to many thousands of enthusiastic fans - many outdoors, some indoors, own headliners, festivals, taking advantage of the long daylight hours, milder temperatures and the public’s voracious appetite for live music and performance - a small country that most definitely feels the beat.
Rasmus Seebach is one of Denmark’s’ best known and most popular singer / songwriter and music producers and lighting his 2018 summer tour is Jacob Baekmand who designed a spectacular set, lighting and visual performance space.
The lighting rig includes 24 x Robe Spiider LED wash beams and 16 x MegaPointes - the first time Baekmand had used these - purchased for the occasion by Nordic Rentals, and these have been making a lot of impact, together with the Copenhagen skyline set which includes models of some of the city’s best-known neon signage. The set concept was developed by Baekmand with considerable input from the artists.
With so many of the shows on the itinerary being outdoors and several in broad daylight - thanks to a truly extraordinary late spring / early summer heatwave that gripped Scandinavia - bright lights were an absolute necessity … and Jacob is pleasantly surprised that both Spiiders and MegaPointes are making such vivid impressions in daylight, dusk and darkness!
It’s also Jacob’s first tour with Rasmus Seebach. He was asked on board to bring some fresh and invigorating concepts to the stage, and received a detailed brief from the artist, who is extremely production savvy.
His requests included bringing a theatrical look and feel to the performance space, and whilst he wanted the modern look of LED in the set, he didn’t want a ‘traditional’ TV-onstage LED look.
The top rig will vary from place to place. For some shows, like Copenhagen Valbypark, the stage and the top rig was also from Nordic, a set up that will feature for more shows over the summer, but they will also play with totally different top rigs and stages supplied by other companies. Video is being co-ordinated on the tour by Christian Dreier.
Baekmand comments: “Having the Spiiders and MegaPointes really makes a difference in enriching the depth and feel of the daylight sections of the outdoors shows and then it gets dark on the indoor gigs, and they totally blow everyone away.”
(Jim Evans)

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