New York (November 3, 2008)–LMG Touring is a new division of show-technology company LMG, Inc., created in the wake of providing support for Avril Lavigne’s recent “The Best Damn Thing” world tour. Sound for the jaunt was mixed by veteran touring engineer and LMG employee, Jim Yakabuski.
“Moving into touring has been a natural transition for us,” says LMG CEO Les Goldberg. “We see ourselves as an alternative solution, allowing artists to take advantage of new technology that is designed to fit their unique vision.” The company aims to provide one-stop shopping for sound, lighting, and video systems on major tours, and expects to offer technologies to create high-definition live recordings, Webcasts, videos, artist chats, and more on the road.
Steve McCale has been named LMG Director of Touring; McCale has toured with U2, Shania Twain, the Steve Miller Band, the Eagles and the London Symphony Orchestra, and was recently Senior Product Specialist for Live Sound at Digidesign. “Our strategy is to bring artists advanced, integrated systems that will not only save them money but help generate additional income while touring,” explains McCale.
LMG’s audio inventory includes Digidesign Venue systems and associated DSP plug ins; d&b audiotechnik, L-Acoustics and Meyer Sound loudspeaker systems; redundant, integrated Pro Tools HD systems with Glyph drives; and more. It’s video systems include Snell and Wilcox Kahuna switchers, and Thomson Grass Valley HD camera systems. In addition to providing worldwide distribution of live content, LMG can provide tours with solutions for video projection or LED wall requirements.
“Only LMG can offer this level of integrated technology, revenue opportunities, experience, and first-class service,” claims McCale. “We have a huge inventory of state-of-the-art gear and decades of systems-integration experience, so we can deliver better services for less. Our solutions are not simply an improvement over the way shows are done; they are a game changer for performing artists.”