Warrant party on with Chauvet DJ
Thursday, 29 August 2019
Warrant play the Psycho Silo Saloon (photo: Sean Flynn)
USA - For glam rock band Warrant, the 30th anniversary of the release of their first album Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich meant pulling out all the stops and throwing a full-on party for themselves and their fans. Known for their hard-rocking performances, Warrant always puts on an intense live show, and a recent stop at the Psycho Silo Saloon for their Dirty Thirty Tour delivered the goods.
Located in the middle of rural Illinois and sporting a stage made out of old semi-trailers, this outdoor venue stands out from most performance sites. Wanting to create a lighting design as fierce as the band’s hard-driving, Jeff Hinton of 815 Productions DJ Service added intensity to the house lights with a punchy package comprised of 18 Chauvet DJ fixtures.
Hinton placed six Intimidator Hybrid 140SR fixtures on the back of the rig to light the band with a variety of dynamic split beam effects. The Hybrids were also used to cover the stage with smooth, rich washes as well as bold colour backlighting. To add an extra dimension to the show, he created a flexible array of textures and movement with the fixture’s dual gobo wheels
“The Hybrid 140SR does a lot of different things well, so we created a wide variety of looks even though we only had six of them,” says Hinton. “They offer a level of complexity, which is fitting for a band that occupies such an important place in rock history.”
Hinton also added eight Intimidator Beam LED 350 fixtures to his rig, mostly on the downstage truss.
Hinton also used the beams as blinders and audience lights, especially for more intense moments of the show. The addition of a Hurricane 1800 Flex provided extra ambience, giving the gobos and cross beam patterns a palette of fog to play off of, and creating a big concert look to match the over-sized performance of the band.
(Jim Evans)

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