Amsterdam, Holland (December 13, 2016)—Folk balladeer Passenger (AKA Michael David Rosenberg) has been touring behind his eighth album, Young as the Morning, Old as the Sea. Rolling through large auditoriums and smaller arenas in Europe with UK audio hire company Major Tom Ltd in tow, the production has been carrying a sizable Meyer Sound Leo system based around 34 Leopard line array loudspeakers with bass support from eight 1100-LFC low-frequency control elements.
For the largest venue of the tour, Amsterdam’s 17,000-capacity Ziggo Dome, the main hangs comprised 12 Leo and six Lyon line array loudspeakers, with the Leopard loudspeakers re-configured as side hangs. Completing the Meyer Sound roster are four M’elodie line array loudspeakers, four JM-1P arrayable loudspeakers, four UPA-1P loudspeakers, and two Galileo processors.
FOH engineer and production manager Simon Kemp, who has worked with Passenger for the past two years, noted, “With Leopard, I can achieve amazing audio coverage and maintain a 100 dB average in 5,000 capacity rooms and my PA system fits in 17 feet of truck space. I’m not aware of anything else that comes close to that accomplishment.”
System technician Ian Hamilton added, “Due to its compact size and weight, we have been able to fly more elements, more often, which has meant the coverage has been spectacular. We’ve been consistently impressed with its power and ability to reach the far corners of the venues. It has certainly lived up to its ‘fierce’ reputation.”