NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – Bandit Lites is thrilled to once again light the legendary American rock band KANSAS as they expand the Point of Know Return Anniversary Tour with a spring leg. Named after the iconic, sextuple-platinum album, the 2.5-hour show features Point of Know Return performed in its entirety along with deep cuts and classics from their expansive discography.
“After the success of the album Leftoverture, it was hard to imagine when we released Point of Know Return that this album would be even bigger, but it was," comments KANSAS guitarist, and original member, Richard Williams in a press release. "From the album artwork to the song, ‘Dust in the Wind,' the album Point of Know Return is really ingrained in Rock N Roll history and even in popular culture.”
Lighting designer Scott Pearson is no stranger to lighting the band having crafted their stunning Leftoverture production.
“I’m very fortunate with KANSAS, as they let me design without limit,” said Pearson. “If I program something questionable, such as quick bright moves, or blackouts, I run it by the management for final approval.”
Bandit Lites provided Wildfire Blacklite WF 101 fixtures, Martin MAC Viper Profiles, GLP X4S fixtures and Elation CuePix WW2 Blinders. The band is also carrying an additional fourteen Elation SixPars to light the set pieces along with an Obsidian Controls M6 for control.
“I really like the GLP X4S fixture,” said Pearson. “The colors are very rich and they’re a quick fixture.”
And just like the previous productions, the Point of Know Return Anniversary Tour features three very distinct movements within the two and half hour show, meaning Pearson needed to program three different levels of looks.
“Anyone who catches one of Scott’s shows will be shown a masterclass in precision and creativity,” said Bandit Client Representative Shawn Lear. “His ability to build fresh looks and effects so the show is still surprising people well into the concert is a testament to his skills.”
“Working with Bandit is always a pleasure,” finished Pearson. “Shawn Lear and Project Manager Matt King take extremely good care of us.”
For more information on KANSAS and the Point of Know Return Anniversary Tour, please visit: www.kansasband.com.
Photos by Mark Schierholz.
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