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
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
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
My first CMA Fest experience was so unbelievably awesome it is hard to put it all into words. Getting to watch and meet some the amazing artists that I’ve loved since I was young, discover new talent and see everything that goes on behind the scenes was super interesting and fun. The four-day festival was… Read More
If you’re going to ask anyone for advice on how to get a foot in the entertainment industry, ask DCR Nashville’s General Manager John Schirmer. After more than 20 years on tour with artists like the Black Eyed Peas, Bonnie Raitt and Keb’ Mo’, John’s experience is a true testimony of life on the road. While… Read More
Gear Highlights from Brantley Gilbert’s “The Devil Don’t Sleep” Tour
We still have a few weeks left of the summer-long “The Devil Don’t Sleep Tour” with Brantley Gilbert, and we’re already having a hard time sorting through some of our favorite memories. When every experience is more unique than the next, it’s hard to say what is better. One thing we know for sure — it’s been… Read More
We still have a few weeks left of the summer-long “The Devil Don’t Sleep Tour” with Brantley Gilbert, and we’re already having a hard time sorting through some of our favorite memories. When every experience is more unique than the next, it’s hard to say what is better. One thing we know for sure — it’s been a great ride!
One of the reasons why we choose touring as a lifestyle, and as a business model, is the excitement of it all. The experiences and memories it provides for our employees, artists and members of the audience.
It’s not something you can always put a finger on. So, instead of sifting through some of our favorite moments, we decided to share something a little more tangible by highlighting a few of our favorite production elements that went on the road with Mr. Gilbert this summer:
· Avid S6L — The latest in a line of great sounding consoles from AVID.
· Meyer Sound — Best sounding, most efficient PA System in the world.
· MA Lighting GrandMA 2 — The industry standard in lighting control.
· Clay Paky- Mythos 2, Scenius, Stormy — Designers fixtures of choice
· Elation EPT9IP — It’s a visual world and we chose this LED panel from Elation to support Mr. Gilbert’s performance and to embellish the emotion and imagery in his lyrics.
When on tour with an artist like Mr. Gilbert, we firmly believe it is our responsibility to provide the best audio, video and lighting equipment available. At which point, it is up to us to help deliver his message to the audience every night. Our gear choices and designs are what allow us to function at the high level demanded by artists such as Mr. Gilbert.
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