Winston-Salem, NC (June 29, 2016)—Bringing together some of the brightest stars in the current CCM world, including Hillsong Worship, Kari Jobe, Jesus Culture with Martin Smith, Passion, Elevation Worship, Brian Houston and others, the recent Outcry tour package played 14 shows in 19 days across North America. Helping the artists reach the masses was sound provider Special Event Services (SES) of Winston-Salem, NC, which provided a L-Acoustics K1/K2 PA system.
“The artists on this tour ran the gamut from folky singer-songwriters to pop/R&B acts to full-out screaming amps and drums rock—and the lineup was hardly static with various groups stepping in and out, depending on other performance obligations,” says SES director of Touring Michael Brammer.
PA for the tour consisted of 12 K1 plus K2 per side for main hangs with an additional 14 K2 per side as audience sidefills. Low-end reinforcement was delivered by 16 SB28 ground subs, while six Kara provided frontfill from the lip of the stage. A total of a dozen LA-Raks, each loaded with three LA8 amplified controllers, were called upon to power and process all loudspeaker systems.
The first Outcry Tour leg also notably served as the first North American tour to carry L-Acoustics’ brand new X15 coaxial stage wedges for monitors.
“The hardest kind of content to provide sound reinforcement for is spoken word, hands down,” Brammer describes, noting that one of the highlights of every show was a message presented by Pastor Brian Houston. “This is where the L-Acoustics system really showed what it’s made of. Not only did the music sound great, but every word from the pastor could be heard clearly in every part of every venue. And these were not small shows. The average attendance was more than 10,000 people per night.”
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