Chauvet rig anchors Il Divo US dates
Wednesday, 15 May 2019
ildivoIl Divo is being supported by a versatile lightshow anchored by Chauvet Professional fixtures (photo: Denise Truscello)
USA - On the North American leg of their current Timeless tour, multinational classical crossover group Il Divo is being supported by a smoothly flowing and versatile lightshow anchored by Chauvet Professional fixtures, supplied by Showtime Sound LLC. A collection of 22 Rogue R2 Wash fixtures, along with 20 Rogue R1 FX-B units and seven STRIKE 4 multi-formatted lights, are used in the touring rig.
Flown on the upstage and midstage truss and hung on vertical truss towers, the Rogue R2 Wash fixtures bathe the stage in even fields of richly coloured light. While the overhead RGBW units bathe the stage in a variety of colours to reflect different moods, their 12° to 49° zoom range allows changes in the coverage area throughout each show to create a variety of different looks.
The linear Rogue R1 FX-B fixtures are used to frame the stage. With their infinite pan and tilt and five independently controlled moving heads on each fixture, these units serve to provide a level of eye candy not typically associated with a classical concert, something that delights and surprises audiences.
Also engaging audiences are the versatile STRIKE 4 fixtures. Flown on upstage truss, these high-output units provide audience lighting, while also engendering a sense of engagement with their warm white light.
(Jim Evans)

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