50 Cent Returns To The O2 Arena

50 Cent Returns To The O2 Arena

For the first time in eight years, rapper 50 Cent and his group G-Unit returned to the O2 Arena. With his sixth studio album, titled Street King Immortal, scheduled to release later this year, 50 Cent, who last performed with G-Unit at the London venue in 2007, gave a one-off gig on July 17. The concert was produced by Musicalize and featured lighting design by Fraser Elisha. White Light was the lighting vendor for the show. Click through the pages to see images from his performance and read more about the lighting design.

Lighting 50 Cent

Photo by James Mackenzie.

"For this particular show, I wanted an edgy look that would suit the style of music being played," Elisha says of his design. "I wanted the whole production to be as immersive as possible and for the lighting to play a holistic role in the overall experience for the audience." 

Click to the next page for what gear was used in the rig.

Lighting The O2 Arena

Show at London's O2 Arena. Photo by James Mackenzie.

The lighting rig featured Clay Paky Sharpy fixtures for fast movements and Philips Vari-Lite VL3500 and Martin Professional MAC Viper Profiles for intense looks. Elisha used i-Pix BB4s for audience lighting and Philips Showline SL Nitro 510s for strobe lighting. White Light also provided Prolyte S36PRA truss. Josh Yard was the project manager from White Light, which helped produce the rig from Elisha's drawings.

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