Le Maitre Fired Up on Tour
Thursday, 28 June 2001
Le Maitre has had a very busy couple of months, concentrating particularly on the rock n’ roll touring side of the business. Major contracts were awarded, taking advantage of the company’s worldwide distribution network and Prostage II range of professional pyrotechnic effects. The SlipKnot European Tour used rows of Large Flame Projectors and one-second 25ft Stage Gerbs to dramatic effect, as witnessed by a packed UK crowd at Milton Keynes Bowl. Kid Rock toured Europe in May and June, culminating in one night at Brixton Academy with an impressive pyrotechnic effects list, including half-second 25ft Gerbs, Mines and Flame Projectors.

Bon Jovi appeared at 17 venues through May and June, including Birmingham, Milton Keynes and Cardiff in the UK. Being a tour of European stadiums, the design utilised some of the largest stage effects currently available, such as crossettes, mines and comets, and Le Maitre showed off some of their new Prostage II Stadium Effects including the 40ft White Crackle Mine. The company also began two extensive international tours for Disney in June. The Disney on Ice Jungle Adventures tour runs until October and uses a range of Prostage II effects, while the 75 Years of Disney on Ice Celebration Tour uses Gerbs, Mines, Flames and Smokes - with 200 shows on the schedule in Japan and the rest of the world to follow. The onslaught of large scale shows for Le Maitre seems unlikely to let up in the near future. Forthcoming international locations include Dubai and Russia, and already confirmed is a series of outdoor stadium displays for the Robbie Williams UK Tour.

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