Tour Sound


Something is Rockin’ in the State of Denmark

Date: 06/30/2015

Volbeat may have been founded in Copenhagen, Denmark, but the heavy metal band is known around the globe—as its headlining run through North America proved this past spring.  MORE

Midler Returns To Road With Solotech

Date: 06/30/2015

Bette Midler’s “Divine Intervention” arena tour—her first global tour in 10 years—is currently in the middle of its North American leg, carrying extensive audio production from Montreal-based Solotech, including DiGiCo SD7 consoles and a sizable L-Acoustics K1/K2 PA.  MORE

U2 TM Sheehan Passes

Date: 06/29/2015

NEW YORK, NY—U2’s longtime tour manager, Dennis Sheehan, 68, died on May 27 in Los Angeles, just hours after the band completed the first concert of a five-show stand at The Forum.  MORE

SSL Live Catches Train

Date: 06/25/2015

Rock band Train is on the road in North America with a pair of Solid State Logic L500 consoles in tow, used at FOH and monitorworld by Jason Moore and Rob Greene, respectively.  MORE

Lion King Takes Masque To Mexico

Date: 06/16/2015

The second Spanish-language production of The Lion King recently opened at the Telcel Theatre in Mexico City, Mexico, sporting audio support from Masque Sound, which worked with veteran Sound Designer Steve Canyon Kennedy and Associate Sound Designers John Shivers and Hugh Sweeney.  MORE

Needtobreathe Needs Martin Audio

Date: 06/16/2015

Special Event Services of Winston Salem and Nashville is currently on the road with rock act Needtobreathe, playing theaters, amphitheaters and the occasional arena, all with a Martin Audio MLA system.  MORE

Sound Image Trains With Adamson

Date: 06/11/2015

Having bulked up its inventory of Adamson Systems’ E-Series line source enclosures, Sound Image recently held a two-day training session with the manufacturer to bring its employees up to speed on the new boxes, Adamson’s Blueprint AV 3D modeling software and their integration with Lab.gruppen’s PLM product.  MORE

Ben Howard Crosses UK With Digico

Date: 06/11/2015

Following his recent US tour, folk-pop singer Ben Howard played a string of arenas round the UK, with rental company Nitelites providing DiGiCo SD7 consoles for both Front of House and monitors.  MORE

Live Sound Showcase: Cruise Control - Florida/Georgia Line

Date: 06/09/2015

Florida Georgia Line named its first album Here’s To The Good Times, and good times are what fans get when they come out to the duo’s shows.  MORE

Live Sound Showcase: Papa Roach

Date: 06/05/2015

by Clive Young. They say bands don’t sell records in the new Millennium, but since its major label debut in 2000, Papa Roach has sold 20 million albums around the globe. A lot of that is thanks to incessant touring, much as the band is doing for its new album, F.E.A.R., released this past January. Along for the ride on the inevitable world tour are engineers Eddie Mapp at front-of-house and Mike Lowe in monitorland.  MORE

Paul Weller Rolls With Soundcraft Vi6

Date: 06/05/2015

Former Jam/Style Council frontman Paul Weller tours the U.S. this month behind his new album, Saturn’s Pattern. On the road overseas since January, Weller’s monitor engineer Samuel Manigley has used a Harman Soundcraft Vi6 digital mixing console, with SSE Hire supplying the board.  MORE

Mixing Gabriel Iglesias On Tour

Date: 06/04/2015

Does using high-end pro-audio gear give a punchline more punch? Geoff Hidden, FOH mixer for Gabriel Iglesias, has been finding out on the comedian’s current world tour, mixing each show on a DiGiCo SD9 digital console, including a D2 Rack and integrated Waves plug-ins.  MORE

Networking Headlines In Live Touring

Date: 06/03/2015

NEW YORK, NY—Audio-over-IP has been a boon for live sound production.  MORE

Eighth Day Adds Adamson E-Series

Date: 06/03/2015

International touring sound provider Eighth Day Sound is adding more than 200 Adamson Systems Engineering E-Series loudspeakers to its global inventory.  MORE

Rucker Rolls With L-Acoustics

Date: 06/01/2015

F. Scott Fitzgerald said “There are no second acts in American lives,” but then again, Darius Rucker wasn’t alive at the time. After riding the rollercoaster of Hootie & the Blowfish’s massive mid-Nineties success, Rucker reinvented himself as a chart-topping country music artist. Currently on the road for his fourth studio album, Southern Style, he still works the same sound company he did during Hootie’s heyday, Winston-Salem, North Carolina’s Special Event Services (SES), and the audio vendor is still setting him up with the latest L-Acoustics PAs.  MORE


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