The Dorian Gray of rock, Iggy Pop, rocks out on stage at Lollapalooza with his Shure SM58 mic. Niles, IL (August 24, 2007)—With the heat index nearing 100 degrees each day, this year’s Lollapalooza festival was another scorching three-day event with bands and music fans from across the world converging on Chicago’s Grant Park. Shure’s SM58, Beta 58A and other performance microphones were a mainstay on all of the festival stages, large and small, throughout the festival.
Some of the acts spotted using Shure gear included the 1900s, the Black Keys, G. Love & Special Sauce, M.I.A., My Morning Jacket, Patti Smith, Peter Bjorn and John, the Polyphonic Spree, Iggy Pop, The Roots, Snow Patrol, Son Volt, Spoon, Regina Spektor, TV on the Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and many more.
Rik Hart, front of house engineer for Iggy Pop, commented that “There are two things that have been delivering the goods like dynamite at every gig they've done for the last 40 years. One of them is Iggy Pop and the other is the SM58.”
“With as many as five people singing at any one time, our vocals are really important, so naturally, Shure microphones are our top choice for vocals, and we always insist on a Beta 58A whenever possible,” said 1900s guitarist/keyboardist Mike Jasinski. “We had a really good time at Lollapalooza and everybody said the sound was great.”
“There were loads of Shure products everywhere I looked, be they wired mics, wireless systems, or personal monitors,” said Richard Sandrok, Regional Artist Relations Manager for Shure. “I was fortunate enough to speak to a lot of the artists and engineers who put the equipment to good use. All were very happy with the performance of their Shure gear they use both onstage and off. I was floored by Patti Smith when she told me she’s the ‘biggest fan of Shure.’ What do you say to that?”