Centerstage Chart - November 2018

The crews and gear on the Top 10 Highest-Grossing Tours of the Month
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1. Taylor Swift | Eighth Day Sound

David Payne (be); Jordan Kolenc (Swift me/cc); Scott Wasilk (Band me); Dan Bluhm (se); Eoin Collins (mtech); Chase Usry (ae); Ike Zimbel (rf coordinator); Turner Pollari (rf tech); Andy Dudash (rf comms); Liam Von Elbe (lead pa tech); Sam Balk, Mike Vultaggio, JP Kearney (pa tech)

HC: DiGiCo SD7; MC: (2) DiGiCo SD7; HS: d&b audiotechnik J Series Array Processed, J-Sub, B22, V8 front fills; IEM: Shure PSM 1000, Wisycom MTK952; HA: d&b audiotechnik D80; HARDWIRED MICS: Telefunken; Shure; Sennheiser; WIRELESS MICS: Sennheiser Digital 9000, 6000; Shure Axient Digital; FOH EQUIPMENT: Neve Portico, Masterbuss; Lexicon PCM 92; Bricasti M7; Waves; Soundcraft Realtime Rack; MONITOR EQUIPMENT: Eventide Eclipse; TC Electronic System 6000; SPL TD4; Waves; Soundcraft Realtime Rack; OTHER: Radial JS2, JS3, J Rak 4, Tonebone Mix Blender

2. Beyonce and Jay-Z | Eighth Day Sound

Stephen Curtin (he); James Berry, James Corbin (me); Arno Vortman (se); Chris Bellamy (ae); Greg Horning, Clinton Reynolds, Emily Valentine, Peter Mesaros, Dan Buckley, Nills Knecht, Dom Thorne (techs)

HC: DiGiCo SD7; MC: DiGiCo SD7; HS: d&b audiotechnik J Series; MS: d&b audiotechnik; IEM: Shure PSM 1000; HA: d&b audiotechnik D80; MA: d&b audiotechnik D80; HARDWIRED MICS: Sennheiser; Shure; DPA; WIRELESS MICS: Sennheiser 9000, 6000; FOH EQUIPMENT: Bricasti M7; Yamaha SPX2000; Neve Portico; Sonic Farm Creamliner; MONITOR EQUIPMENT: Wes Audio; Klang; OTHER: Radial SGI, Twin Iso, SW8

3. Ed Sheeran | Major Tom

Chris Marsh (he/me/pm); Charlie Albon (s tech); David White (ae); Brian Thorene, Parker Vandeberg, Dave Poynter, Adam Wells (pa techs)

HC/MC: DiGiCo SD7; HS: Meyer Sound Leo, Milo, Leopard, Lina, UPA-1P, 1100-LFC; MS: Meyer Sound MJF-212a, 900-LFC; IEM: Sennheiser 2000; WIRELESS MICS: Sennheiser 9000 Series Digital mics/instrument packs; EQUIPMENT: Avalon 737; Bricasti M7; Waves Max BCL; JoeCo BlackBox; Eventide Eclipse; API 2500; Meyer Sound Amie; Radial SW8

4. Journey and Def Leppard | Britannia Row / Sound Image / VER Tour Sound

JOURNEY: Keith (Meaux) Windhorst (he); Maxie Williams (me); Jonathan Winkler (cc/se); Shannon Fitzpatrick (m tech); James Ellison, Mark Leeper (pa techs); DEF LEPPARD: Ronan McHugh (be); Ted Bible (me); Chris Houston (cc); Brooks Jackson (se)

HC: Avid S6L; DiGiCo SD5; MC: Avid S6L; DiGiCo SD5; HS: L-Acoustics K1, K2, Kara, K1-SB, KS-28, Arcs, Kara; MS: Sound Image MA 212, MA 112; Vue Audiotechnik h-15, s-25; Meyer Sound; IEM: Shure PSM 1000; JH Audio; HA: L-Acoustics LA12X; MA: Crown 3500HD; HARDWIRED MICS: AKG, Shure; Audio-Technica; Palmer; WIRELESS MICS: Shure AD4D, AD-2 with 58A capsules; FOH EQUIPMENT: Waves; Empirical Labs Distressors; MONITOR EQUIPMENT: Waves

5. Luke Bryan | Clair 

Frank Sgambellone (be); Seth Kendall (me); Jim “Fish” Miller (cc/se); James Anderson Hall, Dave Moncrieffe, Dustin Ponczeck, Rachel Hope Stuemke, John Weldon (crew)

HC: Yamaha RIVAGE PM10; MC: DiGiCo SD5; HS: Clair Cohesion CO12, CO10, CP218, CP6; MS: Clair CM-22, CP118; IEM: Shure PSM 1000; WIRELESS MICS: Shure Axient with SM58 capsules; FOH EQUIPMENT: TC Electronic 2290; Neve Portico, Neve 5045; API 2500

6. Drake | Eighth Day Sound

Chris Fisher (he); Demetrius Moore (be); Sean Sturge (me); Noah Gary (mtech); Joey Armada, Chan Howard, Charlie Southward, Nathiel Stutz, Sean Tingle (tech)

HC: DiGiCo SD7; MC: DiGiCo SD5; HS: Adamson E15; E12; S10 E119; MS: d&b audiotechnik J8, B22; IEM: Sennheiser; HA: Lab.gruppen; MA: d&b audiotechnik; HARDWIRED MICS: Sennheiser; Shure; WIRELESS MICS: Sennheiser; FOH EQUIPMENT: Eventide H3000; TC Electronic 2290; MONITOR EQUIPMENT: Waves

7. Shania Twain | Eighth Day Sound

Sean Sullivan (be); Connie Fernstrum (me); Wayne Hall (se); Nathan Fenchak, Elmar Dizon, Drew Marvar, Mark Phillips (tech)

HC: Avid S6L-32D; MC: DiGiCo SD5; HS: d&b audiotechnik J8, J12, J Sub, J Infra, V8, Y10; MS: d&b audiotechnik M4; IEM: Shure; HA: d&b audiotechnik; MA: d&b audiotechnik; HARDWIRED MICS: Sennheiser; Shure; Heil; WIRELESS MICS: Shure Axient Digital; FOH EQUIPMENT: Waves; MONITOR EQUIPMENT: Waves

8. 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

9. Shakira | Clair Global

Tim Colvard (be); Ed Dracoules (me); Tom Cossovich (cc/se); Roger Neiderberger (stage e); Sarah Blakey, David Enderle (techs)

HC: DiGiCo SD7; MC: Avid S6L; HS: Cohesion CO-12, CO-10, CO-8 Frontfill, CP-218 Sub-lows; MS: Clair 12AM, R-4III, ML-18HP; IEM: Shure PSM-1000; HA: Lab.gruppen; MA: Lab.gruppen FP2400Q; HARDWIRED MICS: Shure Beta 58, Beta 98, Beta 98AMP, Beta 52a, Beta 91a, SM57, PG58; AKG C414B; DPA 4099; Sennheiser e945; Audio-Technica AT4050; Radial DI; WIRELESS MICS: Sennheiser 5200, 9000 series; FOH EQUIPMENT: Avalon VT737-SP; Eventide H3000; Yamaha SPX2000; dbx120a;, Lexicon 960L; Aphex 622

10. Jeff Lynne’s ELO | Skan PA Hire

Gary Bradshaw (he); Steve Lutley (me); Liam Tucker (cc/rf); Joachim Dewulf (se/ahe); Davey Williamson (ae); Onno Ooms, Finlay Watt (tech)

HC: DiGiCo SD7; MC: DiGiCo SD7; HS: d&b audiotechnik GSL; MS: d&b audiotechnik M4; IEM: Sennheiser 2000 Series; HA: d&b audiotechnik D80; MA: d&b audiotechnik D80; HARDWIRED MICS: Sennheiser; Shure; AKG; WIRELESS MICS: Sennheiser SKM5235; FOH EQUIPMENT: 112 Ch., 96 KHz Reaper multitrack system; Waves; MONITOR EQUIPMENT: 112 Ch., 96 KHz Reaper multitrack system

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.