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Trevor Ahlstrand Design for Kane Brown Tour includes Smarty Hybrid™

NASHVILLE – When lighting designer Trevor Ahlstrand was in search of a powerful yet compact lighting fixture to form the bulk of the floor package on Kane Brown’s current “Live Forever” tour, Elation Smarty Hybrid™ effects grabbed his attention before he ever laid eyes on the light itself. “I was at a demo and it… Read More

L-Acoustics Tops the Rider Lists for DCR Nashville’s Clients

Founded in 2004, Digital Console Rental Inc. was rebranded in 2017 as DCR Nashville to reflect the company’s evolution from a source for high-end digital audio consoles to the AVL solutions provider it is today. DCR Nashville now supports more than two-dozen touring artists and continues to grow its inventory with the industry’s most rider-friendly… Read More

DCR Nashville Deploys Claypaky Fixtures, grandMA2 Consoles and MDG Haze Generators for Halsey’s 2018 Touring Schedule

DCR Nashville is providing an array of equipment for American singer-songwriter Halsey’s 2018 touring schedule, including festivals and her continuing “Hopeless Fountain Kingdom World Tour.”  Gear includes Claypaky Mythos 2 and Scenius spots, grandMA2 consoles and MDG ATMe haze generators.  All of the brands are exclusively distributed in North America by ACT Lighting, Inc. Halsey’s… Read More

DiGiCo Mixes The Music Of “Music City” For CMA Fest

NASHVILLE, Tennessee – July 2018 – Celebrating its 47th year, the Country Music Association’s latest CMA Fest drew more than 50,000 country music fans to downtown Nashville this June to experience more than 350 artists performing over four days and nights at Nissan Stadium, Riverfront Stage, Ascend Amphitheater and seven other concert sites. Although the… Read More

August 2018

DCR Nashville Deploys Claypaky Fixtures, grandMA2 Consoles and MDG Haze Generators for Halsey’s 2018 Touring Schedule

DCR Nashville is providing an array of equipment for American singer-songwriter Halsey’s 2018 touring schedule, including festivals and her continuing “Hopeless Fountain Kingdom World Tour.”  Gear includes Claypaky Mythos 2 and Scenius spots, grandMA2 consoles and MDG ATMe haze generators.  All of the brands are exclusively distributed in North America by ACT Lighting, Inc. Halsey’s… Read More

DCR Nashville is providing an array of equipment for American singer-songwriter Halsey’s 2018 touring schedule, including festivals and her continuing “Hopeless Fountain Kingdom World Tour.”  Gear includes Claypaky Mythos 2 and Scenius spots, grandMA2 consoles and MDG ATMe haze generators.  All of the brands are exclusively distributed in North America by ACT Lighting, Inc.

Halsey’s “Hopeless Fountain Kingdom World Tour,” in support of her second studio album of the same name, began last fall and will conclude this September.  It is her second headlining concert tour.

Production Designers Sooner Routhier and Robert Long of S Rae Productions designed the show, which makes extensive use of LED video.  Large stairs have LED video on the risers, and a large LED wall upstage is comprised of two screens split at the center.  Above the stage are five straight trusses with lighting, which mimic the stairs giving a very linear look to the overall design.  Craig Rutherford is the Lighting Director.

DCR Nashville has supplied the tour with 14 Claypaky Mythos 2 fixtures and 32 Scenius moving head spots.  “The lights have been popular items in our inventory for some time and have also toured most recently with Brantley Gilbert and Chase Rice,” says General Manager John Schirmer.  “The Mythos 2 are rock solid, and Scenius always does a great job; everything has been fantastic on Halsey’s tour.” 

Jennifer Moore, DCR Nashville’s VP of Sales and the Account Executive for Halsey says “At DCR we are about developing relationships through inspired solutions and experience. With Halsey we get to call on each of those components to provide our client with a show that her audience will remember for quite a while. Clay Paky fixtures play a big part in that equation.”

Ten of the Mythos 2 are active fixtures mounted in the upstage truss, which rises above the LED stairs.  A dozen Scenius spots are on the downstage truss and a dozen on the midstage truss.  All of these lights provide SFX and beam lighting for the show.

Two Scenius are offstage left and right in truss chairs with specially-fabricated handles, and two more are positioned at FOH with the same custom handles.  These four serve as traditional spots.

A grandMA2 light is used for opening acts and as a spare system for Halsey.  A grandMA2 full-size console with six NPUs controls lighting and the LED stairs.  “We have a lot of multi-channel fixtures plus the LEDs on the stair rises so we needed the NPUs,” says Schirmer.  “We also have two grandMA network switches to manage the amount of data being passed between MA-Net and Art-Net to control the whole system.”

DCR also furnishes two MDG ATMe haze generators for the tour.  “I love them, they’re great units,” says Schirmer.  “Atmosphere is generated during the entirety of the show.”

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A leading importer and distributor of lighting products, ACT Lighting, Inc. strives to identify future trends and cutting-edge products, and stock, sell and support their inventory.  The company provides superior customer service and value for money to all of its clients. 

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