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The Pro Sound News Centerstage Chart for October 2019

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

ACT | STATISTICSCREWEQUIPMENT
1 Paul McCartney | CLAIR GLOBALPaul “Pab” Boothroyd (be); John “Grubby” Callis (me); Randy Weinholtz (se); Paul “Swanny” Swan (mse); Justin Robinson (RF tech); Sean Baca, Michael Conner, Andrew Kastrinelis, Chris Fulton, James Higgins, Tom Ford (techs)HC: (2) Avid Venue S6L 32D; MC: (2) Midas Heritage 3000; Avid Venue S6L 24D; HS: Clair Cohesion CO-12, CP-218, P-2; MS: Clair SRM, ML-18, R-4 III; IEM: Shure PSM 600; HA: Lab.gruppen; MA: Crown; MICS: Shure Axient series with Beta 58A capsule, SM91, Beta 98, KSM32, Beta 58A; Radial J48, PZDI, SW4, ProD8, JR2; Audix D6, I5, D4; Telefunken M80; Rode NT3; DPA; Avalon U5; FOH EQUIPMENT: dbx 160SL; TC Electronic 6000; PLUG-INS: Sonnox Oxford EQ, Avid Pro compressor, Smack!, ReVibe II, ReVibe I, Mod Delay III; MONITOR EQUIPMENT: XTA GQ600b; Drawmer DS201; Yamaha SPX990
2 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
3 Dead & Company | ULTRASOUNDDerek Featherstone (be); Lonnie Quinn, Ian Dubois (me); Ethan Chase (mse); Michal Kacunel (cc/foh se); Ross Harris (rec e); Conner Riley, Sam Brodsky (techs)HC: Gamble EX56; Avid S6L (96 Ch. drums) with Pro Tools Ultimate; MC: Avid Venue D-Show (96 Ch.), Venue Profile (96 Ch.); HS: (36) Meyer Sound Leo, (22) 1100-LFC, (16) 700-HP, (36) Lyon, (8) Mica; MS: Meyer Sound MJF-212, MJF-210, 1100-LFC, JM1-P; IEM: Sensaphonics; JH Audio; Future Sonics;  HARDWIRED MICS: Sennheiser 935, 421, 409, 904, 945; Shure KSM144, Beta91, SM57; Neumann KMS104; AKG 460; Telefunken M-80; Radial JD7, SGI, DM1; FOH EQUIPMENT: Analog: Summit DCL-200, TLA-100; Empirical Labs Distressor; TC Electronic M5000, D-Two; Aphex 622 gates; UltraSound DRSE Quad Panners; MOTU 838 mk3; TubeTech LCA-2B; UA 1176 LN; PLUG-INS: McDSP 6050 ultimate comp, AE600 EQ; MONITOR EQUIPMENT: Sennheiser EW300G3; Eventide Octovox plug-in
4 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
5 John Mayer | CLAIR GLOBALChad Franscoviak (he); Monty Carlo (me–Mayer); Rob Smuder (me–band); Jeff Hargrove (se); Jamie Nelson (mse); James Higgins, Jesse Cole, Gracie Fischely (techs)HC: Avid S6L 32D; MC: DiGiCo SD5; Avid S6L 32D; HS: Clair Cohesion CO-12, CP-218; MS: Clair CM-22, Cohesion CP-118; IEM: Shure PSM 1000; HA: Lab.gruppen; MA: Lab.gruppen; WIRELESS MICS: Shure UR Series; OTHER: Radial JD7, SGI, J48, JDI, SW8, Hotshot DM1, Hotshot ABo
6 Hugh Jackman | SOLOTECH/SSE HIRESimon Sayer (he); Seamus Fenton (me); Alexandre Bibeau (cc/se); Ike Zimbel (rf); David Courtney (ae); Mark Cleator, Chris Courtney (techs); Phil Hornung (ats)HC: DiGiCo SD7; MC: DiGiCo SD7; HS: L-Acoustics K2, Kara, X8, 5XT, KS28; IEM: Shure PSM 1000, Sennheiser EM6000; HA: L-Acoustics LA12X
7 New Kids on the Block   | EIGHTH DAY SOUNDKevin Elson (he); Chris Miller (me); Kyle Walsh (se); Mark Phillips (ae); Joey Armada (tech)HC: DiGiCo SD12; MC: DiGiCo SD10; HS: Adamson E15; E12; E119; S10; MS: d&b audiotechnik; IEM: Sennheiser; HA: Lab.gruppen; MA: d&b audiotechnik; HARDWIRED MICS: Shure; Radial; WIRELESS MICS: Sennheiser Digital 6000; FOH EQUIPMENT: Universal Audio UAD Live Rack; MONITOR EQUIPMENT: Neve 5045
8 Jennifer Lopez | EIGHTH DAY SOUNDStephen Curtin (be); Chris Lee (me); Arno Voortman (se); Dustyn Lewis (ae); Andy Dudash, Howard Chan (tech)HC: DiGiCo SD7; MC: DiGiCo SD7; HS: d&b audiotechnik J Series; MS: d&b audiotechnik M2, J8, B22; IEM: Shure PSM 1000; HA: d&b audiotechnik; MA: d&b audiotechnik; HARDWIRED MICS: Shure; Heil; AKG; WIRELESS MICS: Shure Axient Digital; FOH EQUIPMENT: Universal Audio Live; Sonic Lab Creamliner
9 Shawn Mendes | CLAIR GLOBALTom Wood (he); Michael Flaherty (me); Jeff Wuerth (cc/se); Adam Field (m/rf tech); Sarah Blakey, Edward Peers (PA techs)HC: Avid Venue S6L; MC: Solid State Logic L500; HS: Clair Cohesion CO-12, C0-10; IEM: JH Audio Roxanne; Shure PSM 1000; HA: Lab.gruppen PLM 20000Q; HARDWIRED MICS: Shure Beta91A, Beta52, KSM32; Beyerdynamic M 201 TG; Neumann KM 184; Sennheiser e945; AKG C414; WIRELESS MICS: Sennheiser Digital 6000 with MMD 945; FOH EQUIPMENT: SSL Fusion; Waves SoundGrid; Waves Plug-Ins; Sonnox Plug-Ins; Avalon VT-737SP; Bricasti M7; Neumann KH 310 Monitors; OTHER: Radial Tonebone AC Driver, Tonebone PZ Pre, SGI, JX44, SGI44, SW8, Backtrack, Hotshot Abo
10 Carrie Underwood | CLAIR GLOBALTim Holder (he); Travis White (me); Dave Shatto (cc/se); Rich Burke (stage e); Jen Smola, Jeff Stearns, Thomas Birkhead (tech)HC: Yamaha Rivage PM7; MC: Yamaha Rivage PM10; HS: Clair Cohesion CO-12, CO-10, CP-6, CP-218, CP-118 subs; MS: Clair Cohesion CM-22, CP-118 Sub; IEM: Shure PSM 1000; HA: Lab.gruppen; MA: Lab.gruppen; HARDWIRED MICS: Shure SM57, SM58, Beta 52A, SM48, Beta 91A, VP88, 520D, PGA81, Beta 98AMP, KSM137; Sennheiser MKH 416; Beyerdynamic MC 930; DPA MMC 2100, d:vote Core 4099, FA4018VL; Stager SR-2N; Earthworks KP1, DP25/C; sE Electronics V7; Radial JX44, JR5, SGI; Rupert Neve DI; WIRELESS MICS: Shure Axient Digital; FOH EQUIPMENT: Empirical Labs ELQ Lil FrEQ; API 2500; Lexicon PCM91; tc electronic M6000 mkII; Universal Audio LA-2A; Crane Song HEDD-192; Urei 1176LN; MONITOR EQUIPMENT: Eventide Eclipse; Bricasti M7

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.

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