Concert Industry Continues Growth in 2020
While year-end tallies of 2019’s top-grossing tours weren’t yet available as we went to press, there’s little question that this year will be remembered as one of the biggest ones ever for the concert industry.
Live Sound Showcase: Kacey Musgraves
Album of the Year Grammy winner Kacey Musgraves began her world tour in October, 2018 as an opening act, and wrapped it up 13 months later as an arena headliner. Engineers Travis Bing (FOH) and Dalton VanVolkenburgh (monitors) recount...
Audio Biz Steps into Irish Fest
The indie rep firm fielded a preshow/demo suite to ensure visiting engineers were up to speed on FOH and monitor consoles at the massive event.
Live Sound Showcase: Weird Al Yankovic on Tour
By Clive Young. If Barbra Streisand and The Who could do it this summer, so could Weird Al—so he did. The prince of parodies played with 41-piece orchestras every night on his recent Strings Attached tour, carrying audio gear...
We Out Here Festival Kicks Off with dLive and SQ
Supplied by AV production company A-Live Sound, five Allen & Heath dLive and four SQ systems ran FOH and monitors across seven stages at the We Out Here Festival, which took place in Cambridgeshire in August.
Venue Installation Trends Converge
By Steve Harvey. The audio needs of nightclubs, theaters and houses of worship might appear to be different, yet, like other pro audio applications, they are increasingly converging onto technology platforms that are becoming common across the industry.
NYC’s ArTecHouse Gets Immersive Underground
By Clive Young. ArTecHouse, a new permanent digital art installation space, opened in September at New York City’s Chelsea Market, where its careening, AI-fueled visuals are emboldened by a sizable 30.1 immersive audio system.
AES: Kicking it Live
By Clive Young. As always, sound reinforcement is an integral part of this year's AES Convention.