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Since winning legions of young fans with their appearance in Disney's Camp Rock and their self-titled TV show, the Jonas Brothers - Joe, Nick and Kevin - have released five chart-topping albums. Clearly feeling nostalgic, instead of touring just to promote their latest album (2023's The Album), the siblings have chosen to celebrate their entire back-catalogue. For this month's cover feature, Cat Strom braved the very loud crowd of screaming millennials in Sydney to discover how the tour has evolved on the road.

We also bring you coverage of the latest Simple Minds tour. Having reported on the band's last outing back in 2022, Steve Moles caught up with the crew and creatives at Nottingham's Motorpoint Arena to discover what had changed - both in terms of tech and personnel.

Meanwhile, Rob Halliday visits Unusual Rigging's ground-breaking new headquarters in Northamptonshire. This remarkable building has been built using materials and practices that wholeheartedly embrace the concept - and seriousness - of sustainability.

Also inside: Kate Lyon learns how hit musical Hamilton has had its lighting adapted and refreshed to embark on a tour of the UK and Ireland; Rob Speight takes a trip to Wakefield's Production Park; and Phil Ward gets the lowdown from AED Audio. Tech-wise, Simon Allen's got his pick of shotgun mics. Don't miss his reviews of Rycote's HC-22 and DPA's 2017. Plus, as ever, you can find all your regular favourites and more inside!

Claire Beeson

Band of Brothers

Cat Strom reports from Sydney's Qudos Bank Arena on Five Albums. One Night. the ambitious world tour by the Jonas Brothers . . .

Review : PL+S 2024

LSi presents a round-up of news highlights from Messe Frankfurt . . .

Alive and kicking

Steve Moles reports from Nottingham's Motorpoint Arena on Simple Minds' latest touring production . . .


LSi talks to rising star Adam Vincent

Winner's dinners, Phil Ward speaks volumes . . .

The Shend interrogates Alex Crossland

A question of competence

Rob Speight talks to monitor engineer Becky Pell . . .

James Simpson predicts the shape of tech to come : Colour changing car paint

An Unusual building

Rob Halliday visits Unusual Rigging's new facility, built from the ground up with sustainability at its core . . .

TF : Shotgun mics

Simon Allen reviews Rycote's HC-22 and DPA's 2017 shotgun microphones . . .

Talking sustainability

Rob Halliday reports from the Nottingham Playhouse on a gathering of theatre practitioners with environmental issues on their minds . . .

Following Hamilton on tour

As mega-musical Hamilton embarks on its UK tour, Kate Lyon discovers how the show's lighting has been altered and updated to suit life on the road . . .

Flemish masters

Phil Ward visits Belgium to find that Europe's newest speaker brand was a long time coming . . .

Production developments

Rob Speight talks to the people behind Production Park, and explores the future of production . . .

• On Tour : Take That
• Review : PLASA Focus Leeds
• Live : The Smile
• Heritage Pathways : IMAG
• Company Profile : DirectOut
• Plus all of your regular favourites . . .
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