OneRepublic Goes Native With Bandit Lites And Chris Lisle

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - OneRepublic is back on the road with Bandit Lites for their Native Summer Tour. The American rock group is celebrating Native, their third studio album which includes "If I Lose Myself," "Counting Stars" and their most recent single, “Love Runs Out.” The summer tour kicked off under Bandit’s lighting at the bands home state at Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

Lighting designer Chris Lisle built on the existing look of last year’s tour cycle which is comprised of diamond shaped lighting pods and video screens by repositioning some of the lighting fixtures along the diamond pods and changing out a few fixture types in the rig. The use of lights layered through rig allows for incredible, big looks.

Lighting equipment utilized included MAC Vipers, Bandit 5x5s, Clay Paky B-Eye K-20s, Clay Paky Sharpys, MAC Auras, and two GrandMA 2 consoles.

“Each fixture in the rig has its purpose,” explained Lisle. “The DS Aura's are the key/front light for the show, the MS auras lay down our base color, the Vipers are used for gobo looks and backlight, the Sharpys are used for punchy beam looks, the B-Eye's are used partly for wash and then the rest of the show for eye candy, and the Bandit 5x5's are used for pixel map moments and general mayhem.”

Lisle and Bandit worked together to ensure that the lighting design met the time, budget and space parameters for the tour. Lisle’s design was created to fit easily into the wide variety of venues OneRepublic would visit, with the indoor version utilizing soft goods and drapes at several key moments of the performance, while outdoor venues proclivity for wind would requiring other elements to make those moments stand out.

The lighting team includes Adam McIntosh, Billy Willingham and Carter Fulghum. AJ Pen is the lighting director and Zito is OneRepublic’s production manager.

“As always, the customer service with Bandit is outstanding,” said Lisle. “They did a great job with the prep and pre-production paperwork. They also were fantastic at rolling with the punches when I threw ‘little surprise request’ at them during rehearsals. This is without a doubt quite the undertaking to build at each show, and the Bandit crew (Billy, Carter, and Adam) are all doing a phenomenal job. Also thanks to Brent Barrett and Matt King at Bandit for getting us out the door in the smoothest manner possible!”

“It is a complete privilege to be working with the Zito (Production Manager), Chris Lisle and AJ Pen (Lighting Director) on the OneRepublic Tour,” said Brent Barrett, Bandit’s Business Development Officer. “The attention to detail in both the design itself and input and suggestions regarding the prep and trouping with the lighting system has been incredible. I truly appreciate the professionalism and creativity this team continually expresses!

OneRepublic’s Native Summer Tour continues until August 28. For tour dates, visit

About Bandit Lites, Inc.

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. Bandit’s global presence will insure seamless transitions no matter where your next show takes you.  

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