World-class lighting designer Susanne Sasic, together with production manager Steve Gordon, called upon Bandit Lites in London to service the European segment of the 2010 Arcade Fire Tour. Working to support the latest album, The Suburbs, Sasic collaborated with the band to deliver their view of life in the American suburbs.
The show was heavy on video and lighting to provide the feel the band were after. Sasic designed various different elements including a billboard, stadium lights and strobe towers. The concept was very original and lent itself to a very refreshing, unique show. Ms. Sasic used a wide variety of the latest fixture in the market place to weave here visual masterpiece. I-Pix BB 4's, Vari Lite VLX's, and Jarag 30's were all on the plate. Along side these new items were VL 2500 spots, Big Lite 4.5K's, Color Blazes, 4 Lights, Wybron BP 1200 Beam Projectors, Pixel PARs, and Martin Atomic Strobes with color changers. The entire affair was controlled via a pair of Grand MA consoles.
The wide variety of fixture types allowed Sasic to dabble in various color temperatures as well as beam types and colors, thus providing many unique scenes. Transitions from one color temperature to another were most dramatic and a welcome, refreshing approach.
Sasic worked with the artist to create the stage set and all elements of the visual presentation. Bandit C.E. Lester Cobrin worked with Sasic to help her deliver the dream to the band. Cobrin said, “Working with Susanne is always great fun and she is a phenomenal designer and an ever better person. Having worked with her on REM and other acts, we always look forward to seeing her.”
The tour traveled through sold out venues all over Europe and the UK and was met with universal praise by all. Arcade Fire have a very bright future in front of them and Bandit are pleased to work with Susanne and Arcade on this tour.
Arcade Fire is yet another example of Bandits dedication to going green in 2011 as several LED based products were on the show. Bandit is please to continue developing their stock of all things LED and is especially proud of the deepening stock of I-Pix products. Green products are the future of the business and Bandit is proud to be leading the way!
About Bandit Lites
Bandit Lites is a global leader in the entertainment lighting marketplace. From touring productions to fixed installations, Bandit Lites has a full staff of highly trained professionals to deal with all types of lighting needs. With offices in Knoxville, Nashville, San Francisco, London, Hong Kong and Taiwan, Bandit's global presence will insure seamless transitions no matter where your next show takes you. Your GRN Solution, leading the LED evolution!