Chevelle wraps West Coast tour with Bandit
Tuesday, 7 February 2017
chevelle-2017-2Following the close of their North American tour, Chevelle kicked off a European leg
USA - American rock band Chevelle recently completed the west coast leg of their tour with a lighting package provided by Bandit Lites. The band, made up of brothers Pete and Sam Loeffler and Dean Bernardini, were promoting their latest album, The North Corridor which included the hit singles, Joyride (Omen) and Door to Door Cannibals.
With a new album to promote, the band sought to shake up their previous production. Lighting designer Craig Richter built this tour’s lighting design around the new scenic set elements created by Robb Jibson of So Midwest Inc.
“With Robb being a well-respected and talented lighting designer himself, he was able to come up with something that would allow some of the lighting fixtures to be incorporated into the set pieces,” said Richter. “Then I just had to choose the fixtures that I wanted to go on the set as well as the rest of the package.”
For that package, Bandit supplied Martin MAC Viper Profiles, Chauvet Rogue RH1 Hybrids, Elation Sixpar 100s, GLP X4S, GLP X4 Bars along with Martin Atomic 3000 Strobes and a Grand MA 2 lite console for control.
“I try not to use a bunch of different fixtures; I like keeping it to a profile, beam and wash/LED type fixture,” Richter explained. The GLP X4S illuminated the main focal points, as their compact size allowed them to be mounted on the set while still being powerful enough to give beam looks or wash out the stage. GLP X4 bars lit the scenic elements, backdrop and cabs in addition to occasionally backlighting the band. Richter referred to the MAC Viper Profiles as his workhorse fixture as it is bright, fast and loaded up with gobos.
“As for the Chauvet Rogue RH1 Hybrid, I was convinced to take those by Bandit’s Director of Technical Services, Jake Tickle,” Richter added. “I was looking for a beam light, but something that had a lot of options as well.”
(Jim Evans)

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