Berkeley, CA (October 28, 2010)–Norah Jones’ recent North American tour ended at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, performing to a near capacity crowd of 5,000, just two miles from the home of Meyer Sound, whose loudspeakers she used on the journey.
The 45-date tour found FOH engineer Brett Dicus and Spencer Ellis, systems tech for the US tour’s sound provider, Audio Analysts of Colorado Springs, hanging 12 Mica line array loudspeakers on each side of the stage.
On a daily basis, the system had to adapt to a wide range of venue types and sizes—predominantly theaters and performing arts centers seating between 2,000 to 4,000—but also outdoor venues such as Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheater. In addition to the Mica arrays, the tour system comprised 12 CQ-2 loudspeakers for sidefills, six MID line array loudspeakers for front fills, and six 700-HP subwoofers. Drive and processing was supplied by a Galileo loudspeaker management system with two Galileo 616 processors.
Dicus recalled, “In my early years working with regional sound companies, we dealt with boxes that needed proprietary tunings, but with Meyer Sound loudspeakers, we have a tool we can trust. It’s a tone we’ve come to know throughout the line, from the Milo and Mica arrays down to the small M1Ds.”
Jones has used Meyer Sound systems on all her concert tours since she broke as a major headlining act in 2002 following the release of the multi-Grammy-winning Come Away with Me. She was also one of the first artists to tour with a Meyer Sound Milo line array loudspeaker system.