The Pur show at Germany’s Veltins Arena required a massive JBL VerTec rig. Germany (November 13, 2007)–Tour rental sound company Sirius Showequipment AG recently provided audio services for a sold-out concert featuring German band Pur with a supporting symphony orchestra on twin stages in the round at the Veltins Arena. The event drew a crowd of approximately 65,000 people, all of whom heard the show through a sizable JBL VerTec PA.
The Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany is the nation’s largest indoor venue and one of the world’s most modern stadiums. For the Pur concert, Sirius Showequipment deployed a large, multi-zone VerTec line array system to meet the show’s in-the-round requirements, which were made more complex by the use of twin performing stages with a connecting ramp. The secondary stage allowed band members to cross onto the symphony orchestra’s performance area for a special classically-influenced section of the pop music concert.
The system included 10 primary VerTec arrays, comprising a total of 120 VT4889 full-size line array elements, 48 VT4887 compact line array elements, and 32 VT4880 arrayable subwoofers. Additionally, 12 new VT4887ADP-AN powered compact line array elements with JBL DrivePack technology were deployed as special center-fill arrays.
Wolfgang “Schabbach” Neumann, owner of Sirius Showequipment, remarked, “Everybody was really happy with the system’s performance, especially regarding the great sound. The overall large-venue coverage capabilities and the light weight of the total system, which makes rigging much easier, are positive aspects of VerTec.”