Avolites rocks with Def Leppard
Tuesday, 22 July 2008
Avolites rocks with Def Leppard
UK An Avolites Diamond 4 Vision console is rocking its way around the world with maverick heavy metal band Def Leppard on their current Songs From The Sparkle Lounge tour. They have just finished a two month UK and European section.

Tokyo based lighting designer Kenji Ohashi has worked with Def Leppard for the last six years, and has used Avolites control since the start of his professional career at Japanese rental company, Lighting Big 1.

Ohashi works closely with lighting crew chief Seth Conlin from Nashville based US rental company, Premier Global Productions. All kit for the UK section of the tour was supplied by west London based Entec Sound & Light.

It's exactly the same rig as they are using in the US, arranged across a master grid of trussing with gently sloping down side wings.

The D4 is controlling a total of 88 Martin Professional MAC 2K luminaires - 56 Washes and 32 Profiles, plus a selection of conventionals including 8 and 4 lite Moles with scrollers for 'blinder overkill', single PARs with scrollers, nine strings of ACLs and over 60 PARs. There are also Atomic strobes with scrollers in the rig and on the floor, plus 6 Coemar SuperCycs.

(Jim Evans)


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