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3 Doors Down 1 Leg Up With Martin Rig

3 Doors Down 1 Leg Up With Martin Rig

3-doors-down_9440-low.jpg LD Matt Mills again turns to MAC rig for leading band's latest outing

Described by Billboard magazine as ‘the thoroughly modern American band,' 3 Doors Down has enjoyed great success after bursting onto the rock music scene in 2000 with their hit single "Kryptonite.” Since then, the band has toured extensively to a larger audience and is currently on the road across the US beneath a Martin rig.

Handling lighting design for the band for the past seven years is Matt Mills (, an industry lighting veteran with years of lighting experience under his belt from large national and international tours, television shows, major corporate events and more.

For their current outing, which sees the Mississippi-based band touring across the US through the summer, Mills has again turned to a Martin lighting rig. “I have used all these fixtures on corporates as well as other tours I have done,” he stated. “I have always specd Martin products for 3 Doors Down because this band tours a lot, and for long stretches, so I need the lights to be reliable.”

Gracing the rig are 6 Martin MAC TW1 Washesâ„¢, 14 MAC 700 Profilesâ„¢, 16 MAC 600 NTâ„¢ washlights and 8 Atomicâ„¢ strobes. The MAC TW1 is a regular in theatres across the globe, including on Broadway and the West End, and is increasingly being used on touring shows. The 1200 W fixtures features a clean and even soft-edged beam and combines a motorized zoom, rich CMY color mixing and both internal and external electronic dimming with the warmth of tungsten halogen.

“I was very happy the first time I used the TW1s,” Mills commented. “I'm a big fan of using a tungsten fixture for a front wash and these really delivered. They have a great color range and plenty of punch.”

Although the MAC TW1s were originally specd with MAC 700 Washes, Mills substituted MAC 600 NTs for the 700 Washes due to lack of availability. “I have used the MAC 600 NT plenty of times and they have always been a reliable workhorse,” he said.

Lighting supply for the 3 Doors Down tour is by Christie Lites Orlando. Mills had praise for them, stating, “I am happy to say that Christie Lites has always given amazing support for all my tours.”

Equipment List:

6 x Martin MAC TW1 Washâ„¢

14 x Martin MAC 700 Profileâ„¢

16 x Martin MAC 600 NTâ„¢

8 x Martin Atomicâ„¢ strobes

4 x High End Systems DL3

6 x Mainlight MFV

12 x Mainlight MF3

17 x Pixelline 1044

10 x Color Blast LED

2 x Grand MA

1 x Catalyst

Martin Professional

Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Aarhus, Denmark, Martin Professional is a world leader in the creation of dynamic lighting solutions for the entertainment, architectural, and commercial sectors. Martin lighting solutions are industry standard on top tours and events, grace prestigious theatres, energize nightclubs, and decorate major television studios around the globe. Other important areas of application are indoor and outdoor architecture and commercial applications where Martin products are increasingly being used to transform spaces through dynamic light. Martin also offers a range of advanced lighting controllers and media servers, as well as a complete line of smoke machines as a complement to intelligent lighting. The company operates the industry's most complete and capable distributor network with local partners in nearly 100 countries. For more information please visit

For more information contact your local Martin distributor or PR Coordinator Larry Beck at Martin Professional at:

Telephone: +1 719 686 0793

Fax: +45 87 40 00 10 (DK) / +1 954 858 1811 (US)

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