The high-profile Play Tour has played 4,000-12,000 capacity venues across Spain (photo: Lucas Averbuj)
Spain - Singer Aitana first gained recognition in 2017 as runner-up of the Spanish reality TV music talent competition Operación Triunfo and she has enjoyed popularity and a number of hits ever since.
This past summer, the 20-year old singer released her debut album, Spoiler, which topped the Spanish charts, then launched her much-anticipated Play tour with lighting design by SomosLuz, a Barcelona-based design studio who worked with Brutal Events on the creative process. SomosLuz turned to the Elation Rayzor 760 LED moving head to create a special design element for the show - four upstage Play buttons used for dynamic beams, eye candy looks and other special effects.
Describing the show’s visual look, the design studio states: “The central element of the design is an inverted pyramidal LED screen with a staircase, which is used as a podium for choreography and spectacular entrances of the artist. It is surrounded by four totems with Rayzor 760s mounted in the shape of the digital Play button.”
Used to form the tour’s signature Play button symbol, the Rayzor 760s create a number of interesting backlight scenes. The SomosLuz studio states: “We originally thought of using another LED luminaire but rental company Ilusovi showed us the Rayzor 760, which we liked for its size and versatility. We thought it would work well to illuminate the stage to create effects like pulsating play buttons, chase effects, or splayed beam looks. Its zoom range and the possibility to pixel map were very important and we also use the fixture’s SparkLED effect as a scenographic element.”
Rental company Ilusovi supplies the lighting, video and audio for the tour, a Seville-based firm that SomosLuz says has been great to work with
The high-profile Play tour has played 4,000-12,000 capacity venues across Spain, a run that has included festival dates, as well as a sold-out show at Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona where a live DVD was recorded. The tour ran through the fall with a few select dates scheduled in December.

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