Bandit on board for LANY’s Summer Forever tour
Friday, 30 September 2022
lanyLANY recently wrapped their 34-city Summer Forever tour
USA - Rock band LANY recently wrapped their 34-city Summer Forever tour with a lighting system supplied by Bandit Lites. The band, named as an acronym for Los Angeles and New York, is comprised of the duo Paul Jason Klein and Jake Clifford Goss. LANY boasts four studio albums, several EPs, more than 3.5bn song streams, and over 750m video views.
Lighting designer Ben Gilbert and production manager Alex Rousso based the design around a cube, with the centre section of the design evoking three sides. The rest of the design flows from the top to the back, to the floor, all while remaining perfectly symmetrical.
“The artist took inspiration from Kanye West’s set at Glastonbury in 2015 with the grid of PAR cans,” explained Gilbert. “When considering the space and budget, we wanted to look for a light with more flexibility with more than just a dimmer.”
Bandit Lites supplied the Z350 Fuze Wash, which offered functionality while providing a wide focal lens that delivered the desired look.
In addition, Gilbert utilised Bandit’s GLP JDC1 strobes to push colour across the stage while accentuating hits within the music and Chauvet MK3 Spots to offer side light and fill the space with colour. The LED spot also aids in keeping heat down on the outdoor amphitheatre tour.
“With the premise of the square, we wanted the risers to follow suit but also be practical and visually interesting,” said Gilbert, who ended up using a “n” shape. “To make this even more interesting, we wanted to create a straight down look with a camera that we could put on the screen which would create a mirror/open book effect.”
The team needed to expound on that look with the lighting but also keep the stage look clean. Elation Chorus Lines were deployed underneath. Coupled with two base hazers under the decks gives the appearance of one of floating on a cloud.
To amp up the side lighting, Gilbert requested a strong LED spot that had shapers to he could do a hard cut across the front stage, keeping everything neat and creating a good profile shot of the stage.
“The Aytron Khasmin was the fixture of choice,” he revealed. “It fits the bill perfectly with great colours and brightness; it is the all-stop-shop for our front lighting needs.”
To complete the design, Bandit supplied Cuepix Blinder WW4s.
“The service from Bandit has been impeccable,” said Gilbert. “Some really top quality southern hospitality all the way from our account manager down to the techs and shop crew. Mike has been great and on hand for everything and anything we need. (Project Manager) Jimmy Hatten went above and beyond with helping us and making sure we had the best looking, cleanest tour going out the door. The two touring techs have been great dealing with the difficulties of the varying venues and the day-to-day struggles. They get everything done in a timely manner which is great for everyone considering the conditions of doing outdoor shows in the summer.”

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