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NIN 2018

Lighting Plots & Gear For NIN Cold And Black And Infinite Tour

For Nine Inch Nails' current Cold And Black And Infinite Tour, production and lighting designer Paul "Arlo" Guthrie created what he describes as a dirty, chaotic, "anti-design." The designer has shared the lighting plots for the tour, which returns to the U.S. after its European leg on September 13.

Check out the plots and gear, and stay tuned for an in-depth look at Guthrie's anti-design.

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Lighting Gear List


  • 24 GLP JDC-1
  • 21 GLP impression X4 Bar 20
  • 28 Chauvet Professional Strike 4
  • Robe BMFL WashBeam
  • 60 Single Circuit Par 64
  • 16 Single Circuit Par 64 Stubby
  • Reel EFX DF-50 Hazer
  • 4 DMX Fan
  • High End Systems F-100 Fog Generator or similar Smoke Machines


  • 20 Robe BMFL WashBeams
  • 15 Robe Mega Pointes
  • 20 GLP JDC-1s
  • 30 Chauvet Professional Strike 4
  • 30 Par 64 NSP
  • Philips Vari-Lite VL6000

Trussing and Rigging

  • 60' Black 12x12 truss for backdrop


  • MA Lighting grandMA2 full-size console V
  • 2 NPUs
  • Power Distro
  • Data Distro
  • Dimming

Stay tuned for our in-depth look at Guthrie's lighting design!

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