AARHUS, Denmark — Headlining the Honda Civic Tour with special guest Kelly Clarkson, Maroon 5 is taking the stage at amphitheaters across the U.S. With a vast amount of HARMAN’s Martin MAC series lighting fixtures, the summer tour continues through October with its memorizing light show, as part of the production design provided by Demfis Fyssicopulos.
Supplied by Upstaging, the traveling rig includes 64 lightweight and durable Martin MAC III Profiles and 42 Martin Atomic 3000 Strobes with scrolling ability.
The MAC III Profile is a super bright profile luminaire with full color mixing and a unique fat beam look. It is the quietest fixture in its class with its low-noise cooling apparatus. The Atomic 3000’s include a long-life Xenon lamp and provide a continuous blinder effect with auto fade.
“I have a lot of video elements in the show and I needed a unit that could stand its own,” stated Fyssicopulos. “I didn’t want to use monotonous wash units and 8-lighters (I can’t believe I actually said 8-lighters) as the outdated easy-way-out norm would dictate. I was after a forward thinking fixture with enough intensity to accommodate the outdoor stage. The MAC III Air FX proved to be the perfect choice in my eyes – providing the intensity we required along with fresh look choices.”
Photo Credit: Travis Schneider
Founded in 1987 and headquartered in Aarhus, Denmark, Martin Professional is a world leader in the creation of dynamic lighting solutions for the entertainment, architectural, and commercial sectors. Martin lighting solutions are industry standard on top tours and events, grace prestigious theatres, energize nightclubs and decorate major television studios around the globe. Other important areas of application are indoor and outdoor architecture and commercial applications where Martin products are increasingly being used to transform spaces with dynamic light. Martin also offers a range of advanced lighting controllers and media servers, as well as a complete line of smoke machines as a complement to intelligent lighting. The company operates the industry’s most complete and capable distributor network with local partners in nearly 100 countries.Martin Professional joined the HARMAN families of category-leading technology and lifestyle brands in March 2013.
HARMAN (www.HARMAN.com) designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of infotainment and audio solutions for the automotive, consumer, and professional markets. It is a recognized world leader across its customer segments with premium brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, and Mark Levinson® and leading-edge connectivity, safety and audio technologies. The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 14,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $4.3 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.