Metallica: Designing The WorldWired Tour

Webcast sponsored by Robe

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 | 2PM ET / 11AM PT

Metallica’s current WorldWired Tour, designed and directed by Dan Braun with lighting by Rob Koenig, features some unusual elements, from a 44’ x44’ stage-in-the-round, custom built by TAIT to a series of 52 kinetic LED video cubes. These cubes ascend and descend while displaying bold, colorful video content that adds to the visual octane of the show. The show also features the touring industry’s first autonomous indoor drone swarm, with 99 micro drones from Verity Studios, dancing like fireflies for the song, “Moth Into Flame.” 

In this Live Design webcast, Dan Braun and Rob Koenig discuss:

• The unique design of the in-the-round stage and lighting rig

• The integration of the video cubes with the lighting, including the 52 Robe BMFL WashBeams, one assigned to each of the video cubes, with additional Robe WashBeams used with SpoTrack.

• The use of TAIT Navigator Automation Platform

Register for free below to watch the session On Demand!

Moderator: Ellen Lampert-Gréaux, creative director, Live Design/LDI

 

Dan Braun is the production designer and director of the Metallica WorldWired Tour, having worked with the band for the past 23 years, including such tours as Poor Touring Me Tour in 1996-7, the Madly In Anger Tour in 2003-4, and the World Magnetic Tour in 2008-10. He also worked on the band’s films including Metallica: Cunning Stunts (1998) and Hit the Lights: The Making of Metallica Through the Never.

 

Rob Koenig is a lighting designer and lighting director, who has worked with such artists as Guns ‘N Roses’ on their tour, Not In This Lifetime… as well as Carrie Underwood, Eric Church, Billy Idol, and Aerosmith. He has worked as lighting director for Metallica since the 2008 World Magnetic Tour, with the WorldWired Tour marking his first lighting design for the band.