How many gigs can a 19-piece rockabilly band do in 48 days? This year, the Brian Setzer Orchestra’s 14th Annual Christmas Rocks Tour will play an impressive 35 dates from Nov. 10 to Dec. 28. Opening in Minneapolis and closing in Bellingham, WA, the US tour will be followed by concerts in Japan early next year. Highlighting the set is a 12-foot high marquee featuring 172 IMS Mk2 RGBW lamps.
“The IMS LED lamps are very easy to address.,” says Joe Golden of Gallagher Staging. “They are extremely bright, with rich, warm colors and are extremely durable – a must for a rapid-moving tour such as this one. Driven by two IMS Universe Drive DIN Rail units, conveniently mounted in the set, the IMS lamps work seamlessly with incandescent lamps on a 3-channel chase. With so many load-ins and strikes in a short time, the reliability of IMS was as much a consideration as its versatility. The clients are extremely happy with the results. We’ll definitely be using IMS again.”
Lighting Designer for the Setzer tour is Bud Horowitz and the system was designed and installed by Joe Golden. The Setzer marquee sign was designed by Jonathan Perez and built by Gallagher Manufacturing.
Based in La Mirada, CA, Gallagher Staging also featured 167 IMS lamps in their rotating, color-changing sign at this year’s LDI show. Gallagher offers custom and rental staging for concerts, tours, red carpet events, award shows, corporate events, film and TV production, trade shows, sports events, and more. Gallagher’s versatile stages, decking, truss displays and runways make safely executing any type of event simple and easy! Learn more about Gallagher Staging at www.gallagherstaging.com
Intelligent Marquee Systems Mk2 individually DMX-controlled, long-life, LED marquee/festoon lighting systems feature RGBW, Dynamic White, and Warm White V12 “Filament” lamp versions. Shatterproof and outdoor-rated, IMS lamps last many years and are safe to use in public areas. IMS proprietary technology combines data and 24V power over two-conductor cabling. This, and the IMS lamp’s standard Edison base, allows easy retrofit into existing festoon or marquee systems. Universe Drive power supplies are available in PortableMount (ideal for truss), DIN Rail, IP65 outdoor, and various RackMount versions. A very handy and powerful HHP (Hand Held Programmer), used to address the individual IMS lamps, completes the system.