LMG Touring provided lighting, video, and LED for Train’s album release shows in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York. The multi-platinum artists performed in support of the band’s seventh album Bulletproof Picasso. This was Train’s first time performing at Radio City Music Hall, and first time using some of the industry’s newest automated luminaires.
"We wanted to use more specific features for the show,” explains Brock Hogan, Train’s Lighting and Production Designer. “Seeing the new inventory featuring new fixtures that were being released by some manufactures definitely took play in how we wanted to do the lighting side of the show.”
LMG provided the brand new VL4000 Spot luminaires, which were placed on the upstage deck and on truss to paint the stage with different effects and beam capabilities. The Robe Pointe, Grand Ma console and a lighting rig were also provided to help create a dynamic lighting atmosphere.
“It’s kind of unique to have the vendor and the sales representative be creative and bounce off ideas about equipment,” explains Hogan. “LMG purchased the VL4000 and the Robe Pointe because I specifically wanted them for these shows. It was amazing, like night and day, they made it happen and those fixtures were provided.”
8MM triangle LED tiles were used for a video background to provide a texture background producing depth to the stage. The triangle, which were staggered and raised on towers, were operated by the AI Media Server to create great effects using solid colors and even texture video content.
“Brock designed a really unique show and really showcased the 8mm triangles and AI Media Servers,” says Craig Mitchell, LMG’s Director of Touring. “It’s always a pleasure working with him, as he likes to think out of the box.”