LMG Touring hit the road with singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sufjan Stevens to celebrate the release of his latest album, Carrie & Lowell. Five years after his last album, Stevens took the audience on a journey exploring his childhood, family, depression, loneliness, faith, and rebirth through his music. Just two short weeks after the release, Stevens commanded the stage for the first show of the tour at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia, where LMG helped bring his music and story to life.
LMG provided LED, Lighting and Catalyst Media Servers to make designer, Marc Janowitz’s, unique design become a reality. The LED package consisted of 8 MM LED and custom 8 MM triangle tiles. The design was based around creating a cathedral like appearance, giving the illusion of stained glass windows. In order to accomplish this without the use of masking standard square tiles, LMG’s one foot triangle tiles were used as a solution to avoid compromising the design. The result was a picture with beautiful resolution with great blow through, enabling the audience to capture the message that was being portrayed.
The lighting package consisted of MAC Vipers, MAC Auras, grandMA 2 Lite console and mirror balls. The MAC Vipers delivered superior light quality, while the MAC Auras provided powerful beams, enhancing the experience of the show. Mirror balls were used behind the LED tiles, which created a spiritual and cohesive feel.
LMG was able to create custom, off the shelf video and lighting packages based on the needs for the design of the tour. LMG Touring Director, Craig Mitchell, says, “Marc came up with an elegant, unique design, and it has been a pleasure working with him and the content team to bring this tour to life”.