Midas XL8 at Depeche Mode
concert in Los Angeles.
New York (May 7, 2009)–Depeche Mode will use two Midas XL8 Live Performance Systems on its upcoming world tour.
The band’s longtime audio supplier, Britannia Row Productions, has purchased a third Midas XL8 as a result. The purchase comes as one of the company’s systems continues its world tour with Oasis, with a further two spec’d for Depeche Mode’s Tour of the Universe which begins in Israel later this month.
“Oasis went into rehearsals for their world tour last summer and will have had a Midas XL8 out on tour on monitors for nearly 15 months by the time they finish in October 2009,” says Britannia Row’s Mike Lowe. “That console, specified by their monitor engineer Nahuel Gutierrez, is now on the South American leg of the tour.
“Another Midas XL8 went into in SIR studios in New York with engineer Sarne Thorogood for Depeche Mode monitor rehearsals. Anthony King, the band’s front of house engineer, also specified a Midas XL8, and as the Depeche Mode World tour will go into 2010, we purchased our third XL8. After a warm up show in Los Angeles, more band rehearsals in London and production rehearsals in Luxembourg, both consoles ship to Tel Aviv for the first concert of the world tour on 10th May.”
In addition to the three XL8s, Britannia Row also owns six Midas Pro6 Live Audio Systems.