Glendale, AZ (March 9, 2006)–Students from the Conservatory of Recording Arts (CRAS) recently hit the road to visit the Glendale Sports Arena, where they observed load-in for the current Nickleback/Trapt/Chevelle tour. PRG Audio, the live sound arm of Production Resource Group, is supplying gear and crew for the tour’s audio, and the students were there as PRG’s guests, and the two entities have a history together as numerous CRAS students have become interns at the audio company.
Students watch as the crew wheels the stage into positionRoger Gibbons, general manager of touring for PRG said, “the program at the Conservatory has been part of PRG’s success in the last two years. Every tour we have out on the road right now has at least one Conservatory graduate on it.” PRG is currently supporting tours for Rob Thomas, Lenny Kravitz, Chicago, Fiona Apple and Aerosmith.
The students started the day early at the venue and watched the crew fly the PA and lighting, then saw the stage assembled and rolled into place before soundcheck. Various members of the crew were on hand throughout the day to give brief chats to the students about the business and how their jobs fit into the workings of a large rock tour. A Podcast of the tour event can be heard at the CRAS website
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