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Live Sound Showcase: Guster

Alternative folk-pop mainstay Guster spent the start of the year on the road with a U.S. acoustic tour that not only showed off the band’s instrumental skills but also found it performing with an unlikely monitor setup.

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Live Sound Showcase: The Misfits Attack MSG

The Misfits, headed by singer/songwriter Glenn Danzig and bassist Jerry Only, brought their sinister sound to New York City’s Madison Square Garden this past fall with help from Lenexa, KS-based audio provider Digital Sound Systems, Inc.

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Live Sound Showcase: Kacey Musgraves

Album of the Year Grammy winner Kacey Musgraves began her world tour in October, 2018 as an opening act, and wrapped it up 13 months later as an arena headliner. Engineers Travis Bing (FOH) and Dalton VanVolkenburgh (monitors) recount...

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Live Sound Showcase: Weird Al Yankovic on Tour

By Clive Young. If Barbra Streisand and The Who could do it this summer, so could Weird Al—so he did. The prince of parodies played with 41-piece orchestras every night on his recent Strings Attached tour, carrying audio gear...

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Live Sound Showcase: Vampire Weekend Goes 360° at MSG

By Larry Jaffee. The New York indie rockers are on the road this fall, and a stop at their hometown arena, Madison Square Garden, was made even more special when they performed in-the-round for the show, providing a set...

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Live Sound Showcase: Jazz Fest Marks 50 Years

By Jim Beaugez. A musical institution for 50 years, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival takes over the city’s fairgrounds for two consecutive four-day weekends every spring to present dozens of acts on 17 stages and tents simultaneously,...

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Live Sound Showcase: Jacob Collier

By Steve Harvey. UK multi-instrumentalist Jacob Collier and his production director, Ben Bloomberg from MIT’s Media Lab, reveal the custom technologies behind the staging of their solo and four-piece and performances on the current U.S. tour.

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Live Sound Showcase: Panic! at the Disco’s Calm Tour

By Clive Young. Fueled by a hit album and the omnipresent single “High Hopes,” Panic! At the Disco takes a victory lap around North America’s arenas with an Eighth Day Sound-supplied system combining the best of digital and analog...

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Live Sound Showcase: Ghost’s Tour of Death

By Strother Bullins. The controversial Grammy-winning rock band from Sweden, Ghost, just wrapped up the U.S. leg of its A Pale Tour Named Death; PSN caught up with the band’s FOH engineer, Dave Nutbrown, to find out how he...

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Live Sound Showcase: U2—Speaking from Experience

By Clive Young. After a massive stadium tour last summer, U2 returns to the arenas to close out its Innocence + Experience concept tours. Sound director Joe O’Herlihy discusses the tour and looks back at mixing U2 for 40...

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Live Sound Showcase: Touring with Tori Amos

By Steve Harvey. In December, Amos wrapped up the North American leg of her tour with three sold-out nights at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, the latest dates on a world tour that began in...

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