The Pro Sound News Centerstage Chart for March 2019

Pro Sound News runs down the crews and gear on the top 10 highest-grossing tours of the month.
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1 Eric Church | CLAIR GLOBAL 

Billy Moore (be), Marc Earp (pm/me—artist), Ben Rigby (me—band), Jared Lawrie (cc), Nathan Lowe (m tech), Dustin Anderson, Melissa Terrazas (techs)

HC: (2) Midas Heritage XL4; MC: (2) Avid Venue Profile; HS: Clair CO-12, CO-10, CO-8, CP-218; IEM: Sennheiser G3; HA: Lab.gruppen PLM 20000Q; WIRELESS MICS: Shure UR with Telefunken M80 Capsule; FOH EQUIPMENT: TC Electronic D-Two; Bricasti M7; Yamaha SPX 990; Tube-Tech CL 2A; Drawmer DS404, 1968, DL241, DS201, DS501, DL441; Empirical Labs EL-8 Distressor, Fatso; Manley ELOP; API 527, 2500; dbx 560A, 520, 903; Neve 543; MONITOR EQUIPMENT: Waves Live Bundle; Other: Radial JX44, SGI44, JR5, J48

2 Phish | CLAIR GLOBAL

Garry Brown (be), Mark “Bruno” Bradley (me), Thomas Huntington (se), Chris Holland (m tech), Don Baker, Scott Diamond, Tim Banas, Ben Scanlon (techs)

HC: Yamaha Rivage PM10; MC: Yamaha PM5D, DSP5D; HS: Clair Cohesion CO-12, CP-218, CO-10; MS: Clair 12am, MD-18; HA: Clair StakRak with Lab.gruppen PLM 20000Q; MA: Clair Lab.gruppen 8-mix monitor racks; Other: Radial J48, JDI

3 Bruno Mars | CLAIR GLOBAL 

Chris Rabold (be), Ramon Morales (me), Chris Sullivan (cc/se), Scotty Megrath (ae), Paul Tobey (cc/rf tech), Jacob Caples, Matt Gallagher (techs)

HC: DiGiCo SD7 with SD Racks; MC: DiGiCo SD7 with SD Racks; HS: Clair Cohesion CO-12, CP-218; MS: Clair CO-8, CM-22, CP-118; IEM: Shure PSM 1000; HA: Lab.gruppen; MA: Lab.gruppen; HARDWIRED MICS: Shure SM 81, 91a, 52a, Beta 181, SM 58, 57; AKG C-414, 45; Sennheiser MKH 451EB, MD 421, MD 409; Beyer M 88 TG; Audio-Technica; Telefunken M80, M60, TK62 capsule; Radial J48, SW8, EXCT-SA, X-Amp Reamp, SGI, J+4, SW8; Countryman DI; WIRELESS MICS: Sennheiser 9000 with 9235 handhelds; FOH EQUIPMENT: Waves Mercury Bundle, SSL Bundle, Abbey Road Bundle; Bricasti M7; Empirical Labs EL-8 Distressor; Midas XL42; Chandler TG1; TC Electronic 2290; MONITOR EQUIPMENT: Waves SSL 4000, API Bundles

4 Andrea Bocelli | PRG

Andrea Taglia (he/me/se), Francesco La Camera (orch e), Alan Henig (cc), Gabriele Turra (ae), Andre Roy, Tomasz Gajewski, Armando Montalvo, Justin Willmon, Tyler Austin, Alex Rotelli (tech)

HC: Midas Heritage 4000, XL-4; HS: L-Acoustics (88) K2, (4) K1-SB, (14) KS28, (36) Kara, (8) 12XT, (12) MTD108A; MS: (10) Meyer Sound UM-1P; IEM: Shure PSM 1000; HA: L-Acoustics LA12X; HARDWIRED MICS: 3 Schoeps CMC 6/MK 21, CMC 6/MK 4; Shure KSM32, SM57, VP88; AKG C414; DPA 4061; Schertler DYN-B; Electro-Voice RE20; various DIs; WIRELESS MICS: Shure UR2/KSM9, UR1 with DPA 4061; FOH EQUIPMENT: Meyer Sound Galileo; L-Acoustics LA Network; Lexicon 960L; TC Electronic 6000; dbx 162SL, 160A; Drawmer DL241; Tascam SS-CDR200 (SD recorder); Tascam SS-CDR200 (SD player); MONITOR EQUIPMENT: XTA DP448

5 Travis Scott | CLAIR GLOBAL

Ken “Pooch” Van Durten (be), Justin Hoffmann (me), Tim Shaner (cc), Kory Lutes (m tech), Jordan Turner (rf), Tim Joyce, Jesse Cole (tech), Ian Kinersley (pm)

HC: DiGiCo SD12; MC: DiGiCo SD12; HS: Clair Cohesion CO-12, CO-10, CP-218; MS: Clair CM-22, CP-218; IEM: Shure PSM 1000; HA: Lab.gruppen PLM 20000Q; MA: Lab.gruppen PLM 20000Q; WIRELESS MICS: Sennheiser Digital 6000; FOH EQUIPMENT: Waves SSL4000, C6; MONITOR EQUIPMENT: Waves SSL4000, C6

6 The Dave Matthews Band | ULTRASOUND

Jeff Thomas (be), Tom Lyon (be), Ian Kuhn (me), Lonnie Quinn (ame), Joe Lawlor (re), Michal Kacunel (s tech), Greg Botimer (m tech), Ethan Chase (tech)

HC: Avid Venue Profile (96 Ch.); MC: Avid Venue S6L (32 Ch.); HS: Meyer Sound Leo, Lyon, LFC-1100, HP-700, CQ-2, Leopard; MS: Meyer Sound MJF-212A, LFC900; MA: Lab gruppen fp-2400 for Clark TST; IEM: Sensaphonics 3D, 2X; Shure PSM 1000; MICS: Neumann; Sennheiser; AKG; Shure; B&K; DPA; Crown; Electro-Voice; Audio-Technica; Earthworks; Radial JDI, JD7, Duplex; FOH EQUIPMENT: Meyer Sound Galileo, Calisto; Metric Halo Mobile i/o 2882; Avid Pro Tools 12.6, Apple Mac Pro; Rational Acoustics Smaart 8; Lectrosonics TM4000; MONITOR EQUIPMENT: Apple Mac Pro; Avid Pro Tools 12.6; PWS GX-8

7 Trans-Siberian Orchestra | CLAIR GLOBAL

Dave Whitman, Michihiro Tanikawa (he), Scott Fraser, Earl McCoy (me), Jim Ragus, Ben Rothstein (cc/se), Kory Lutes, Ken McDowell (mse), Bobby Taylor, Clayton Johnson, Mike Gamble, Rachel Stuemke (techs), Jeff Boguski, James Pettinato (pm)

HC: DiGiCo SD7 Quantum; MC: DiGiCo SD7 Quantum; HS: Clair Cohesion CO-12, CO-10, CP-218; MS: Clair CM-22; IEM: Sennheiser 2000; HA: Lab.gruppen; MA: Lab.gruppen; HARDWIRED MICS: Shure; Sennheiser; Radial; WIRELESS MICS: Shure Axient

8 Maroon 5 | SOUND IMAGE

Vince Casamatta (be), Bill Chrysler (bme), Marcus Douglas (cc), Matthew McQuaid (se), Wayne Teaster, Nathan Payne (techs)

HC: DiGiCo SD5; MC: Avid S6L 32; HS: (32) L-Acoustics K1, (34) K2, (16) K1SB (18) SB28, (18) KARA; MS: Sound Image MA 1x12; IEM: Shure PSM 1000; JH Audio Roxanne ear pieces; HA: Lab.gruppen; MA: Crown I-Tech 12000HD; HARDWIRED MICS: Shure; AKG; Audio-Technica; Neumann; Sennheiser; Radial JDI, J48; WIRELESS MICS: Shure Axient; FOH EQUIPMENT: Tube-Tech CL 2A; Rupert Neve 5045; Bricasti M7, Apogee Big Ben Master Clock, Waves plug-ins; MONITOR EQUIPMENT: Waves plug-ins

9 Billy Joel | CLAIR GLOBAL

Brian Ruggles (he), Josh Weibel (me), Rich Schoenadel (cc/se), Jay Yochem (m tech), Tom Ford, Bryan Darling (tech)

HC: DiGiCo SD5; MC: DiGiCo SD10; HS: Clair Cohesion CO-12, i-3, P-2, R4, CP-218; MS: Clair CM-22, SRM, ML-18; IEM: Sennheiser 2050; HA: Clair StakRak (Lab.gruppen); MA: Lab.gruppen; HARDWIRED MICS: Shure; AKG; Sennheiser; Audio-Technica; Radial J48, JDI, SW8, Firefly; WIRELESS MICS: Shure UR Series; FOH EQUIPMENT: Waves

10 Florida-Georgia Line | CLAIR GLOBAL

Jared Blumenburg (be), Juan Gomez-Marin (me), John Howell (m tech)

HC: DiGiCo SD10; MC: DiGiCo SD5; HS: d&b audiotechnik J Series, V8, Q7, J-Infra Sub, JSub; IEM: Shure PSM 1000; Clair Fractal antennas; HA: Lab.gruppen PLM 20000; MA: Crown; HARDWIRED MICS: Shure; Sennheiser; WIRELESS MICS: Audio-Technica 5000 wireless with 6100 capsules; FOH EQUIPMENT: Waves; OTHER: Radial Firefly, SGI, PZDI, PZ Pre, ProRMP, Stagebug SB15

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 grossing tours according to Billboard. 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.