Lighting: You Got the Gig!

Now what? LDs offer tips for planning to light a rock tour the right way.

Good news! Somebody just contacted you about creating lighting for a major band. Now what? What do you do next? I recently chatted with several of my peers — industry people who specialize in designing lighting for rock shows — and asked for suggestions on what steps to take upon being offered a major tour to light. Following are their tips and mine.

The Initial Call

Michael Keller, Aerosmith's longtime LD, still tends to go into shock when someone offers him a major gig. He

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