London (May 5, 2006)–Placebo has just released its fifth album, Meds, and kicked off its promotional efforts with five sell-out out shows in the UK before launching into a festival tour which will take the band across Europe before heading out to Australia and beyond. UK rental company, Canegreen, supplied a EAW KF760/761 line array loudspeaker system powered by Lab.gruppen amps for the UK gigs at the behest of Placebo’s FOH engineer, Ian Nelson.
Placebo’s EAW KF760/761 line array rigNelson, who has been mixing the band for the last five years, and was a system tech for them before that, said he prefers the KF760/761 and SB1000 combination. “It’s definitely my system of choice,” he commented. “Although there are lots of very good loudspeaker systems out there at the moment, many of which I’ve used to very good effect, whenever I come back to EAW, the results are just stunning. The speakers suit the way I mix perfectly. They give me what I want straight away with none of the tweaking I have to go through with other systems to achieve the sound I want to hear. I’ve mixed a lot of bands on EAW, from Placebo to the Prodigy, and every time the system has performed perfectly. In an ideal world, I’d never use anything but EAW.”
The system used at Alexandra Palace in London, where Placebo played in front of 8,000 fans, comprised a left and right hang of 10 KF760 and a pair of KF761 cabinets, each with 12 groundstacked SB1000 subs per side, plus a center cluster of two KF760s and four KF761s with four SB1000s below. “The show sounded fantastic,” confirmed Nelson. “The band was on excellent form, and the system did them proud. The fans were treated to a great night.”