For Ghost’s North American Popestar tour, lighting designer Christian Wienberg Bonde specified 11 High End Systems SolaSpot Pro 2000 fixtures as the floor lighting package. Operated by Lighting Director Mike Holm and supplied through Gemini Lighting Sound Video, the SolaSpots serve as powerful workhorses, providing massive looks and amazing special effects lighting to the band’s high energy live performances.
Bonde says, “We’ve been touring since 2014 and have had the opportunity to use many different fixtures, including a variety of LED instruments. The SolaSpots fit perfectly in our fixture sets. In this design we always have a line of floor fixtures, as a wash from the back, so we place 11 SolaSpots on the ground. This design requires a big, powerful fixture, and we surely got that in the SolaSpots. We like their LED colors, because we get a little more out of the dark colors compared to metal halide sources. We use them in all songs in the set.”
The designer originally specified the SolaSpots while Ghost was touring in Europe. “Victory, the Danish rental company used by Ghost in Europe, performed a shoot-out with fixtures from all major manufacturers. Among all the great fixtures we tested, the SolaSpots came out on top.”