Sunrise, Fla. – Josh Grobanâ€˜s Straight to You Tour played its first show—fresh from its European leg—at the Bank Atlantic Center in Sunrise, Fla. Fourteen COLORadoâ„¢ Batten 144 Tour linear wash lights illuminated the stage's backdrop adding depth and color to the faux building—reminiscent of old-world ruins—that doubled as a projection surface for video content.
Flanked by sets of stairs, the open stage allowed Groban to walk straight into the audience. At times, the accompanying band—over a dozen horn players, drummers, violinists, guitarists and more—perched themselves on the edge of the stage or on the stairs as well. This gave the performance a theatrical look overall, lending an intimate touch to the large arena. At other times, the band plays fairly close to the backdrop where the slim, linear and unobtrusive COLORadoâ„¢ Batten 144 Tour wash lights uplight the scene in smooth color, allowing for dramatic silhouettes of the band and soft borders during a projected video segments.
“The [COLORadoâ„¢ Batten 144 Tour] lights are fantastic and worked great,” said Mac Mosier, one of the lighting designers for Josh Groban's current tour.