Tour Sound

 

Sound Image Marks 40 Years With Jimmy Buffett

Date: 08/29/2014

Marking 40 years as Jimmy Buffett’s live sound provider, San Diego’s Sound Image has purchased a new touring system based around Harman’s JBL VTX line arrays and Crown I-Tech HD Series amplifiers.  MORE


Back To The Retro Futura

Date: 08/29/2014

By Clive Young. Aimed at folks with a sweet-tooth for synthpop, the Retro Futura Tour features co-headliners Howard Jones and Tom Bailey of Thompson Twins—who hasn’t performed his former band’s music since 1987—joined by Katrina Leskanich of Katrina and the Waves, China Crisis and Midge Ure of Ultravox. Picking up local production at each stop, the co-headliners are mixed on identical—and unusual—FOH/monitor systems carried by the tour and overseen by Sean Vincent, Jones’ live engineer for the last six years.  MORE


Professional Audio 2014: Salaries and Careers

Date: 08/27/2014

Returning to an annual tradition, Pro Sound News recently surveyed its readers about their primary and secondary business activities, job titles, and income.  MORE


Live Sound Showcase: Cher—Dressed To Kill, Rigged to Wrap

Date: 08/27/2014

Her job these days may be to “come out in silly outfits, sing and be fabulous,” as Cher commented onstage at the Staples Center recently, but there are plenty of people willing to pay to see the costume changes and hear the hits.  MORE


Neon Trees Take Root

Date: 08/27/2014

NEW YORK, NY—Neon Trees’ latest album, Pop Psychology, debuted at number one on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums chart warranting an extended tour that will find ‘The Trees’ on the road until late fall.  MORE


Holland’S Straathof Nabs Lectrosonics

Date: 08/25/2014

The Netherlands’ Barbara Straathof, who gained fame from her exposure in season 3 of the reality series, ‘The Voice of Holland,’ decided to take Lectrosonics’ HH Digital Hybrid Wireless transmitter on the road with her for her first tour.  MORE


Rosenthal Plays On The Edge

Date: 08/21/2014

David Rosenthal, a professional keyboardist who, for the past 21 years, has played with Billy Joel, credits much of his success to looking for an edge  MORE


iLive Journeys to the Center of the Earth

Date: 08/19/2014

When Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman recorded his solo composition, Journey to the Centre of the Earth, based on the novel by Jules Verne, budgetary constraints required that the album be recorded in concert. It’s only fitting then, that he recently commemorated the 1974 concept album—which went only gold in the U.S., but reportedly has sold 15 million copies worldwide over the decades—with a 40th anniversary tour in the UK.  MORE


Outkast Has A Ball

Date: 08/12/2014

NEW YORK, NY—Hailed as the East Coast’s response to Coachella, this year’s Governors Ball lived up to its reputation, bringing in some of the festival season’s top acts to the stage, with headliners Jack White, Vampire Weekend and the recently reunited Outkast, to individually close out each of the three nights that weekend.  MORE


Live Sound Showcase: National Pastime

Date: 08/11/2014

After years of hard work and dedication, The National is seemingly universally adored for its brand of unsettling indie rock, but more than a year into supporting 2013’s Trouble Will Find Me album, the group hasn’t slacked off.  MORE


Tonys Eliminate Sound Design Awards

Date: 08/11/2014

NEW YORK, NY—On June 11, The Tony Awards Administration Committee, which oversees the annual awards celebrating the best of Broadway Theater, voted to eliminate the awards for Best Sound Design of a Musical and of a Play.  MORE


Meyer Sound Powers Journey Tour

Date: 08/06/2014

Meyer Sound’s Leo family and the new Lyon linear line array system just finished touring with Journey and the Steve Miller Band for their 40-city North American tour this summer.  MORE


SSL Live Joins Killers For Fests

Date: 07/22/2014

Following their 2013 Battle Born world tour, the Las Vegas-based band The Killers continue their tour circuit, making appearances at a number of music festivals this summer in North America and the U.K. Along for the ride is the band’s FOH engineer, Kenny Kaiser, who uses an SSL Live console to mix the band.  MORE


Lake, Belew Bring Bose

Date: 07/17/2014

As the tour manager for guitarists Greg Lake (Emerson, Lake & Palmer) and Adrian Belew (Frank Zappa, King Crimson), André Cholmondeley needed a system that could produce the instruments clearly, and decided to use the Bose L1 Model II portable loudspeaker system with B2 bass module for the separate tours.  MORE


Adamson Powers Toby Keith

Date: 07/15/2014

For his recent Shut Up & Hold On tour, Toby Keith brought along an Adamson Energia system for his Canadian dates, provided by Halifax, Nova Scotia-based Tour Tech East. Nashville, TN-based Sound Image Nashville provided all the other sound equipment for the tour.  MORE


 
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