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Pro Sound News Centerstage Chart: Top Tours of 2019

Pro Sound News runs down the crews and gear on the top 10 highest-grossing tours of 2019.

Centerstage: The Top 10 Tours of 2019

ACT | STATISTICSCREWEQUIPMENT
1 The Rolling Stones | CLAIR GLOBALDave Natale (be); Steve Carter (me); Taylor Holden (mse); Tyson Clark (cc); Jo Ravitch, Jim Ragus (se); Thomas Huntington (rec tech); Matt Woolley, Brent Edgerton, Dave Enderle, Falko Knueppel, Jon Brook, Trystan Forbes (tech)HC: Yamaha PM4000; Avid Venue Profile; MC: Midas XL-4000; Avid Venue Profile; HS: Clair i-5, i-5b, P-2; MS: Clair 12AM, R-4, i-5b; IEM: Shure PSM 1000; HA: Crown Macro-Tech; MA: Lab.gruppen; WIRELESS MICS: Shure UR Series; FOH EQUIPMENT: Aphex 612, dbx 903, AlignArray software, iO loudspeaker processors; MONITOR EQUIPMENT: TC Electronic 1128; dbx 160A; SPL Transient Designer 4; OTHER: Radial JX44, JR5, KL-8, Voco Loco
2 Elton John | CLAIR GLOBALMatt Herr (he); Alan Richardson (me); Nick Giamos (cc/se); Rolf Gerling (ame); Simon Matthews (tech)HC: Yamaha Rivage PM10; MC: Elton-owned custom-built/designed desk; HS: Clair Cohesion CO-12, CO-10; MS: Clair 12AM, 212AM; IEM: Sennheiser 2000; Shure P6HW; HA: Lab.gruppen; MA: Lab.gruppen; HARDWIRED MICS: Shure; WIRELESS MICS: Shure
3 Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band | CLAIR GLOBALBruce Knight (be); Mark Harvey (me); Paul Jump (cc/se); Calvin Welshans (ae); Jacob Caples (tech)HC: DiGiCo SD-5 with SD Racks; MC: Yamaha Rivage PM10 with Rio Racks; HS: Clair CO-12, CO-10, CP-218, FF-II, P-2; MS: Clair SRM; IEM: Sennheiser 2000; Shure PSM-6HW; HA: Lab.gruppen PLM 20K44; MA: Lab.gruppen PLM 20K44; HARDWIRED MICS: Audio-Technica AT 4047; Shure Beta 91a, SM 57, KSM8, KSM 313, KSM9HS; AKG C314; Radial J48, JDI; Sennheiser MKH-416, e935, e904; Royer SF-24L, PSM-SS24; WIRELESS MICS: Shure UR4D with KSM 8, KSM9HS; FOH EQUIPMENT: Waves Mercury bundle and SSL 4000 collection; Neve Portico II Master Buss; API 2500 stereo compressor; Alan Smart C2 stereo compressor; Urei 1176ln; TC Electronic Finalizer; TASCAM SS-CDR200, CD-01U
4 Pink | BRITANNIA ROWDave Bracey (he); Jon Lewis (me-Pink); Horst Hartmann (me-band); Guillaume Burguez (cc); Johnny Keirle (se); Juan Beilin, Charles Well (ae); Jack Murphy (tech)HC: DiGiCo SD7 Quantum; MC: DiGiCo SD7 Quantum; Yamaha PM10; HS: L-Acoustics K1, K2, K1SB, KARA, KS28; MS: L-Acoustics X15, Clair CM-22; IEM: Sennheiser 2050; HA: L-Acoustics LA12X; MA: Lab.gruppen; WIRELESS MICS: Sennheiser 6000 series; OTHER: Radial SW8
5 Ariana Grande | CLAIR GLOBALToby Francis (be); Erik Rodstol (me); Dean Mizzi (cc/se); Cory Harris (ae); James Ellison, Katy Hughes, Benjamin Scanlon, Andrew Black (tech); Jason Zito (pm)HC: Yamaha Rivage PM7; RND Neve 5060 buss mixer; MC: DiGiCo SD7; HS: Clair CO-12, CO-10, CP-218 Subs; MS: Clair CM14; IEM: Sennheiser EM 2050; HA: Lab.gruppen; MA: Lab.gruppen; HARDWIRED MICS: Shure; Sennheiser; Radial JDI, SW8; WIRELESS MICS: Sennheiser 5000/5235 series; Shure Axient Digital, ULX-D; FOH EQUIPMENT: Tube Tech SMB 2B; Crane Song STC8; Smart Research C-2; RND Shelford Channel; API 2500; RND Portico II MBC
6 Jonas Brothers | CLAIR GLOBALChris Sullivan (he); Jon Kooren (me); Andrew Kastinelis (cc/pa tech); Chuck Smith (se); Matt Patterson (mse); Ryan Tribou (rf com/pa tech); Justin Robinson (rf coordinator)HC: DiGiCo SD7; MC: DiGiCo SD; HS: Clair Cohesion CO-12, i-3, i-DL, CP-218, CP-6; MS: Clair Cohesion CP-118; IEM: Shure PSM 1000, P9HW; HA: Lab.gruppen PLM20k44; HARDWIRED MICS: Shure Beta 91A, Beta 52A, Beta 181, Beta 58, Beta 52A, KSM32, SM57; AKG C414; WIRELESS MICS: Shure Axient; Sennheiser Digital 6000; FOH EQUIPMENT: Rupert Neve Designs 5045; Waves SoundGrid Extreme; API 2500; GML 8200; BSS DPR-901II; Midas XL42; API 2500; MONITOR EQUIPMENT: Waves SoundGrid Extreme; UAD Live Rack
7 Kiss | CLAIR GLOBALAdam Stuart (be); Scott Diamond (me); Don Baker (cc/se); Scott Megrath (ae); Robert Taylor III, Casey Harriman (tech)HC: DiGiCo SD7 Quantum with SD Racks; MC: DiGiCo SD7 Quantum with SD Racks, Yamaha QL-1 (drummer); HS: Clair CO-12, CO-10, CP-6, CP-218; MS: Clair CM-22, 12AM, CP-118; IEM: Shure PSM 1000, Shure P9HW; HA: Lab.gruppen PLM 20K44; MA: Lab.gruppen PLM 20K44; HARDWIRED MICS: Shure 52a, Beta 91a, SM 57, SM 58, VP-88, KSM 137; Neumann TLM 102; Sennheiser MD-421, MKH-416, e935, e904; Audio-Technica AT 4050, AT 3031; Radial J48, JDI; WIRELESS MICS: Shure Axient AD4Q; FOH EQUIPMENT: Waves Mercury Bundle, SSL Collection 4000, TASCAM SS-CDR250N; Bricasti Design M7; Empirical Labs EL-8; API 2500
8 Fleetwood Mac | CLAIR GLOBALDavid Morgan (be); Myles Hale, Blake Suib (me); Thomas Morris (cc/se); Ken Hottenstein, Chris King (stage e); Chris Fulton, Amy Bammarito (techs)HC: DiGiCo SD5; MC: Avid S6L; DiGiCo SD5; HS: Clair Cohesion CO-12, CO-10, CO-8, CP-218 subs; MS: Clair 12AM, ML-18, R-4III; IEM: Shure PSM 1000, PSM600; HA: Lab.gruppen PLM 20000Q; MA: Lab.gruppen PLM 20000Q; HARDWIRED MICS: Earthworks SR40, DP30, SR25; Shure KSM8, Beta 181C, PGA81, Beta 91a, Beta 56, KSM8, KSM 32, KSM 313, KSM 27, KSM141, SM 57, SM 58, Beta 98; Sennheiser e935, e602, e902, MD421, MKH-50; Audio-Technica AE 4100, AT 4047; AKG C414B; Audix D4; Beyer M201TG; Neumann KM 184; Royer R121L; DPA 4099; Radial DI; WIRELESS MICS: Shure Axient; FOH EQUIPMENT: Bricasti M7; TC Electronic M6000; Eventide Eclipse; Lake LM44; Waves Mercury Bundle, SoundGrid; AAX McDSP Live Pack; MONITOR EQUIPMENT: Yamaha SPX990
9 Garth Brooks | CLAIR GLOBALDan Heins (be); Martin “Tike” Santos (me); Tee Cee Bailey (me); Pat O’Neil (cc); Rob Rankin (se); Kevin Kapler (m tech)HC: Yamaha Rivage PM10; MC: (2) Yamaha Rivage PM10; HS: Clair Solutions i218, i212, is218m; MS: (50) Showco SRM, (16) Clair Cohesion CO-8; IEM: Shure PSM 1000; HA: Lab.gruppen PLM 20000Q; MA: Lab.gruppen PLM 20000Q; HARDWIRED MICS: Shure Beta 91a, KSM137, Beta 98a, Beta 56a, SM57, SM58, Beta 58, Beta 57a; Telefunken M82, M81SH, M80SH, M60; Heil PR28; WIRELESS MICS: Shure Axient RF; Crown CM311 Headset; Telefunken M80 Capsules; FOH EQUIPMENT: Bricasti M7; TC Electronic M6000
10 Justin Timberlake | CLAIR GLOBALAndy Meyer (he); Paul Klimson (me); Phil Kriz, Justin Lenards (se); Hugo Gudino Jr., Elliott Wiley (mse); Paul Manuel (ae); Dustin Chrysler, Carlos Lopez-Olavarria, Rachel Rozzi, Nathan Sonnenberg (techs); Kevin Leas (RF tech)HC: DiGiCo SD7; MC: DiGiCo SD7; HS: Clair Cohesion CO-12, CO-10, CP-6, CP-118, CP-218; HA: Lab.gruppen PLM 20000Q; MA: Lab.gruppen PLM 20000Q; OTHER: Radial JX44, SGI44

Legend: (he) house engineer. (ahe) ass’t house engineer. (be) band’s house engineer. (me) monitor engineer. (ame) ass’t monitoring engineer. (bme) band’s monitor engineer. (se) systems engineer. (ae) ass’t engineer. (tech) technician. (cc) crew chief.

HC: house console. MC: monitor console. HS: house speakers. PMS: personal monitor systems. MS: monitor speakers. HA: house amplifiers. MA: monitor amplifiers.

Top 10 highest-grossing U.S. tours of 2019, as ranked by Pollstar. Some tours did not report grosses for all shows; rankings may be affected as a result. Equipment and crew information are provided by the respective sound reinforcement companies.

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