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2006 Spotlights


On Tour | Theatrical Stages | Television & Film | Corporate Shows | Houses of Worship | Nightclubs | Theme Parks | Casinos/Hotels | Awards | Other Installations | University/Educational | Cruise Ships

On Tour

30 Seconds to Mars
Part of MTV2 $2 Bill Concert Series
LD: Martin Phillips
HES Equipment: Hog iPC
Lighting Contractor: PRG
Tour Dates: Oct. 17-Nov. 25, U.S.

AFI
LD/Lighting Director: Alastair Bramall-Watson
Lighting Contractor: PRG
HES Equipment: 4 DL.2s, Studio Commands, 40 additional Studio Color 575s for special audience film shoot
Tour Dates: September U.S., October Europe/UK, November Australia

Alejandro Fernandez
Programmer: LD Jorge "El Tio" Garrido
HES Equipment: Catalyst Pro v3.3 media server, Wholehog 3 with Playback Wings
Lighting Contractor: AFA Music
Tour Dates: Year-long through US, Mexico, Spain, Central & South America
Tour Name: Mexico-Madrid Sin Escalas

Alice in Chains
LD: Mike Baldassari
Lighting Director/Programmer: Marty Postma
HES Equipment: 3 DL.2s, Wholehog 3 with 1 Playback Wing and 2 DPs
Lighting Contractor: Christie Lites
Digital Lighting Provider: Mainlight Industries
Tour Dates: Sept. 21-Nov. 28 North America; continues into 2007

Basement Jaxx
LD: Jonathan "Leggy" Armstrong
Lighting Director: Craig Lewis
Lighting Contractor: Neg Earth
HES Equipment: 5 Studio Command 1200s, 4 x.Spot Xtremes, 4 Studio Beams
Tour Dates: November-December UK

Bonnie Raitt
LD/Lighting Director: Daniel O'Brien
Lighting Tech: Jim Petrusson
Lighting Contractor: PRG
HES Equipment: Hog iPC console
Tour Dates: spring US, UK/Europe

Casting Crowns
LD/Scenic Design: Scott Moore
Lighting Director: Chris Lighthall
Lighting Tech: Tom "Hammer" Foster
Production Manager: Denny Keitzman for Strait Gate productions
Lighting Contractor: Theatrical Lighting Services (TLS) / DeLux Productions
HES Equipment: 6 Studio Commands, 2 Catalyst Pro v3.3 media servers, 14 Studio Spot 575, 8 Studio Color 575s, 20 ColorCommands, Wholehog 2 console
Tour Dates: February-September 8 in U.S.
Tour Name: "Lifesongs Tour"

Celtic Woman
Lighting Crew Chief: Paul Mundrick
Lighting Tech: Scott McGrody
HES Equipment: Catalyst Xpress software, Wholehog 2 console
Lighting Contractor: Creative Stage Lighting
Tour Dates: 2006

Chris Tomlin
LD: Jon "Hillbilly" Weir
Tech: Christian Hahn
Lighting Contractor: Majestic Productions
HES Equipment: Wholehog 3 with 2 DPs
Tour Dates: January-Feb. 25, U.S.

Chris Tomlin
LD: Jon "Hillbilly" Weir
Lighting Contractor: Majestic Productions
HES Equipment: Wholehog 3 console
Tour Dates: Sept 25-Oct. 30 in U.S., resumes in January.
Tour Name: "See the Morning"

Christian Castro
LD: Carlos Silveira
HES Equipment: 2 Catalyst v3.3 Media Servers, 20 Studio Color 575s, 6 Studio Spot 575s, 14 x.Spots, Wholehog 2 with expansion wing
Tour Dates: South America, Central America
Tour Name: Dias Felices 2006

Dare 2 Share
LD: Jesse Ralph, Brian Worster
Lighting Director/Programmer: Brian Worster
HES Equipment: 8 Studio Spot 575 CMYs, 8 Studio Color 575s, Hog iPC
Lighting Contractor: Legacy Sound Productions
Tour Dates: January – April
Tour Name: “Revolution”

Dare 2 Share Fall Tour
LDs: Jesse Ralph, Brian Worster
Lighting Director/Programmer: Brian Worster
HES Equipment: 8 Studio Spot 575 CMYs, 8 Studio Color 575s, 4 Studio Spot 250s, Hog iPC
Lighting Contractor: Legacy Sound Productions
Tour Dates: September 2006-April 2007
Tour Name: “Gameday”

Dave Matthews Band
LD: Fenton Williams
Set designer: Bruce Rogers
Lighting Contractor: Theatrical Media Services (TMS) of Omaha
HES Equipment: 3 Catalyst Pro v4 Media servers (all 3 are being used, no spares), 4 Studio Command 1200s, 15 Studio Command 700s, 25 Studio Beams, 12 Studio Color 575s, 6 Cyberlight Turbo (3 modified to truss spot configuration)
Crew Chief: Pete Franks
Programmer: Aaron Stinebrink
Techs: Steve Finley, Mike Rinehart, Bob Chaize, Zak Viviano
Tour Dates: May 30-September 23 in North America

Die Krupps
LD: Rolf Wenzel
HES Equipment: 7 Studio Beams, Hog iPC console and Playback Wing, F-100
Lighting Contractor: Chaoscenter (for Hog iPC, wing), local supplier for Studio Beams and F100
Tour Dates: Jan-Feb in Europe
Tour Name: 25th anniversary tour

Disturbed
LD: Travis Shirley
Lighting Contractor: Bandit Lites
HES Equipment: Studio Beams
Tour Dates: finished Euro tour, hits US mid-November

Dixie Chicks
LD/Lighting Director: Alex Reardon
HES Equipment: Catalyst Pro media server, Hog iPC
Lighting Contractor: Upstaging
Tour Dates: fall-December, North America

Electronic Beats Festival
with Nightmares on wax, Groove Armada, Zoot Woman, Boy George (DJ Set), DJ Hell
Production/LD: Rolf Wenzel
Director/Programmer: Stephan Aue
HES Equipment: 28 x.Spot Xtreme, Hog iPC w/ 3 Playback Wings, Catalyst Pro 4.0 Media Server
Lighting Contractors: always local, Hog iPC and Wings from Chaoscenter
Tour dates: Several ones over the year across Europe

Eric Clapton
LD: Dave Maxwell
HES Equipment: 6 DL2s, Wholehog 3 console
Lighting Contractor: Neg Earth; more TBA
Tour Name: world tour 2006-2007

Fiona Apple
Lighting Contractor: PRG
HES Equipment: 24 Studio Color 575s
Tour Dates: Summer

Franz Ferdinand
LD: Cormac Jackson
HES Equipment: Hog iPC
Tour Dates: year-long, world

Gary Allan
LD/Programmer: Justin Kitchenman
Lighting Director: Jerome Thompson
HES Equipment: 10 Studio Beams, 10 x.Spot Xtremes (to be supplemented with local production)
Tour Dates: Nov. 8-Dec. 16, U.S.

George Michael
LD: Vince Foster
HES Equipment: Wholehog 3 console
Tour Name: "25 Live"

Guns N Roses
Based on original design by LD Roy Bennett
LD: Gary Westcott
Lighting Contractor: PRG
HES Equipment: 62 Studio Color 575s
Tour Dates: Summer in US, Europe, UK

Hootie & The Blowfish, Leg 2
LD: Bobby Brainard
Lighting tech: Will Lowdermilk
HES Equipment: 6 Studio Beams, 4 x.Spots, 6 Studio Spot 575s, Hog 1000 console
Tour Dates: June 11-Dec. 31
Tour Name: "Looking for Lucky"

Hootie and the Blowfish, Leg 1
LD/Lighting Director/Programmer: Bobby Brainard
Tech: Alex Ritter
HES Equipment: 6 Studio Beams, 12 Technobeams, Hog 1000
Lighting Contractor: Special Events Services
Tour Dates: February-June, U.S.
Tour Name: "Looking for Lucky"

Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo
LD: Jim Brace
Lighting Contractor: LD Systems
HES Equipment: Studio Spot 575s, Cyberlight Turbos, Studio Color 575s, x.Spots, Trackspots
Feb. 28-March 19, Houston Reliant Stadium

James Blunt
LD: Paul Normandale
Lighting Operator: Glen Johnson
Lighting Crew: Jonny Gallagher
HES Equipment: Wholehog 3 with 2 DP2000s, Hog iPC (as backup)
Lighting Contractor: Lite Alternative
Tour Dates: January-March UK; March 13-April 6 U.S.; Australia/Japan follows; summer UK

Jeff Wayne's A War of the Worlds
Lighting Contractor: Chromatic Productions ltd.
HES Equipment: DL1 (in the underbelly of the Martian Fighting Machine)
Supplier: XL Video
Tour Dates: April, UK

Jeremy Camp
LD: Tony Fransen
Lighting Contractor: Integrity Lighting
Crew Chief: Kevin Jordan
Dimmer Tech: AJ Morgan
HES Equipment: 10 x.Spots, 14 Studio Beams, 6 ColorCommands, 1 Catalyst v4 Media Server
Tour Dates: Oct. 19-Nov. 19
Tour Name: "Beyond Measure"

Joe Satriani
LD/Lighting Director: Ernesto Corti
Lighting Contractor: PRG
HES Equipment: Hog iPC console
Tour Dates: April 1-May 13, North America; June 10-July 7 Europe, UK.
Tour Name: Super Colossal Tour

Kasabian
LD: Vince Foster
Lighting Contractor: Neg Earth
HES Equipment: Catalyst media server, Wholehog 3 console
Tour Dates: December in UK

Katie Melua
LD: Chris Lambourne
Operator: Oli Metcalfe
Lighting Contractor: Neg Earth
HES Equipment: 6 DL2s, Studio Beams, Wholehog 3 console
Tour Dates: Jan. 20-April in UK/Europe

LeAnn Rimes
LD: Steve Fallon
Programmers: Steve Fallon and Keith Hoagland
Production Manager: Bill Farris
Tour Manager: Steve Emley
Lighting Contractor: Premier Global Productions
DL2 Supplier: Zenith Lighting
HES Equipment: 5 DL2s, 10 Studio Commands
Tour Dates: April 29-30 U.S., off in May for Euro promotional tour, concert tour resumes June 23 in North America; UK/Europe in October; back to North America in November

Lynyrd Skynyrd & Three Doors Down
Lynyrd Skynyrd LD: Steve Owens
Three Doors Down LD: Matt Mills
Lighting Contractor: Bandit Lites
HES Equipment: Studio Beams, Cyberlight Turbos
Tour Dates: June-July 22, North America; Lynyrd Skynyrd on their own Aug. 6-Oct. 6
Tour Name: Double Trouble

Mark Schultz
LDs: Andrew Wakeman, Richard "Swami Candela" Cadena, Phil Gilbert
Lighting Directors: Richard "Swami Candela" Cadena, Phil Gilbert
Lighting Contractor: Maxx Technologies
HES Equipment: 2 DL.2s, Hog iPC
Tour Dates: starts October, U.S.
Tour Name: "Broken and Beautiful"

Martina McBride
LD: Abigail Rosen Holmes
Lighting Contractor: Bandit Lites
HES Equipment: Wholehog 2 console
Tour Dates: Summer U.S.

Martina McBride
LD: Craig Pierce
Lighting Director: John Lucksinger
Lighting Contractor: Bandit Lites
HES Equipment: Cyberlights, Wholehog 2
Tour Dates: Nov. 24-Dec. 2 in North America
Tour Name: "The Joy of Christmas"

Mary J. Blige
LD: Daunte Kenner
Co-designer: Alan Thompson
HES Equipment: x.Spot Xtremes, Studio Beams
Lighting Contractor: Performance Lighting
Tour Dates: Summer, North America, ends September

Mercy Me
LD: Ryan Slaughter
Lighting Programmer: Steve Nance
Lighting Crew: Nick West, Zach Zagrodsky
Lighting Contractor: Integrity Lighting, Inc.
HES Equipment: 20 Studio Beams, 4 Color Commands,1 Catalyst Media Server v4
Tour Dates: Sept. 21-Nov. 14
Tour Name: "Coming Up to Breathe" tour

Montgomery Gentry
LD: Michael Shucher
Lighting Contractor: Bandit Lites
HES Equipment: Studio Beams
Tour Date: fall, North America

Muse - North America
LD: Oli Metcalfe
Lighting Contractor: US - Upstaging
HES Equipment: 4 DL2s (plus 1 extra), Studio Beams, x.Spots, Wholehog 3 console
Tour Dates: July 18-Aug. 6, North America; tour runs through December worldwide

Nine Inch Nails
LD: Martin Phillips
Set/System Designer: Roy Bennett
Lighting Director: Alistair Bramall-Watson
Programmer: Chad Smith
HES Equipment: 2 Hog iPC consoles
Lighting Contractor: PRG
Tour Dates: 2005-2006 world

Panic at the Disco
LD: Robb Jibson
HES Lighting Supplier: Windy City Music
Tour Contractor: Upstaging
HES Equipment: 30 Studio Command 1200s, Wholehog 3 console, Hog 3PC
Tour Dates: Nov. 7-Dec. 12 North America & Mexico

Panic! At the Disco
LD/Programmer: Robb Jibson 
Lighting Crew Chief: Chad Peters
Lighting Tech: Stephan Yates
Lighting Contractor: PRG (John Lee)
HES Equipment: Hog iPC consoles (in Hog 3 mode)
Tour Dates: Summer US, UK Fall

Pet Shop Boys
LD: Carl Burnett
Lighting Contractor: Upstaging
HES Equipment: 2 Wholehog 3 consoles, 1 Playback Wing, 4 DP 2000, 2 Catalyst 3.3 Pro, 32 Studio Beams
Crew Chief: Dan Curley
Techs: Dean Thomsic, Dave Waldon, Tom Fleming
Tour Dates: Fall 2006
Tour Name: Fundamental

Placebo
LD: Jvan Morandi
Crew Chiefs: Andy "Fraggle" Porter (lights), Alastair McDermiad (video)
HES Equipment: 2 Catalyst v4 Media Servers, 4 DL.2s, 16 x.Spots, 20 Studio Beams, Wholehog 2 console
Lighting Contractor: NegEarth
Tour Dates: Europe/UK through Nov-December

Point of Grace
LD/Lighting Director: Keith Hoagland
HES Equipment: 10 Studio Command 700s, 4 Studio Spot 575 CMYs
Lighting Contractor: TLS Inc. and DeLux Productions
Tour Dates: Dec. 6-17, U.S. churches, theatres
Tour Name: Winter Wonderland Tour 2006

Pussycat Dolls
LD/Lighting Director: Scott Warner
Lighting Contractor: Siyan, UK
HES Equipment: Hog 1000
Tour Dates: June 8-30

Radiohead
LD: Andi Watson
Lighting Contractor: Neg Earth
HES Equipment: Wholehog 3, Catalyst Pro Media Server
Tour Dates: May 6-19 UK, Europe; North America June 1-30; UK August

Rebecca St. James
HES Equipment: 18 Technobeams, 8 Studio Beams, Hog 1000 console
Lighting Contractor: TLS (Nashville)
Tour Dates: Winter-spring 2006 U.S.

Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band
featuring Ringo Starr, Edgar Winter, Richard Marx, Hamish Stuart, Sheila E., Rod Argent
LD: Jeff Ravitz
Lighting Dir./Programmer/Operator: Susan Rose
Lighting Contractor: Morpheus
HES Equipment: Wholehog 2 console, Hog 2PC as backup
Tour Dates: North America in summer through July 20

Rob Thomas
LD: Benoit Richard (aka Ben Richards)
Lighting Contractor: Ed & Ted's Excellent Lighting
HES Equipment: 2 Wholehog 3 consoles, 28 Studio Beams, 3 Catalyst Pro Media Servers (1 is a backup)
Tour Dates: February-April in Australia, U.S., Canada

Rolling Stones
LD: Patrick Woodroffe
Lighting Director: Ethan Weber
Programmer: Dave Hill
HES Equipment: 2 Wholehog 3 consoles (1 is a backup)
Lighting Contractor: PRG
Tour Dates: year-long world tour
Tour Name: "A Bigger Bang" world tour

Roni Benise
Lighting Designer/Lighting Director/Programmer: Bud Horowitz
Head Electrician: Marty Langely
Electrician: Dave Larrinaga
Lighting Contractor: PRG - Mark Coleman
HES Equipment: 24 Studio Beams, 12 x.Spot Xtremes, Wholehog 2 with Expansion Wing
Tour Dates: April 19-May 13, U.S.
Tour Name: "Nights of Fire"

Schandmaul
LD/Lighting Director:  Martin Heining
Lighting Tech:  Rupi Zech
Moving Light Tech:  Tanja Siwitza
Lighting Contractor: Rain Age GmbH
HES Equipment: 10 Studio Commands, 8 Studio Spot 575s, 1 Hog iPC
Tour Dates: April-May in Europe
Tour Name: "Mit Leib und Seele Tour 06"

Shakira
LD: Abigail Rosen Holmes
Lighting Directors: Daniel Boland, Graeme Nichol
Lighting Contractor: PRG
HES Equipment: 48 Studio Beams
Tour Name: "Oral Fixation"

Shane and Shane
Lighting Director/Programmer: Scott Cunningham
HES Equipment: 4 Studio Beams, 4 Technobeams, Hog 2PC
Tour Dates: August-October
Tour Name: The Bluegrass Tour

Sheryl Crow
LD: Paul Guthrie
Lighting Director: Bryan Faris
HES Equipment: 5 DL2s, 2 Catalyst Pro media servers
Digital Lighting Supplier: XL Touring Video
Lighting Contractor: PRG
Tour Dates: rescheduled tour runs June 12-July 9 in North America
Tour Name: "Wildflower" Tour

Slayer
LD/Lighting Director: Jason Cain
Lighting Contractor: Gemini Stage Lighting
HES Equipment: 4 DL2s, Catalyst, 16 Studio Command 700s, Wholehog 3 console, F100s
Tour Dates: June-July 26, North America

Smucker's Stars on Ice
LD: Errol Rineart
Programmer: Vickie Claiborne
HES Equipment: Hog iPC, 12 Studio Color 575s
Lighting Contractor: Q1 Production Technologies
Tour Dates: Nov. 25-March 24, U.S.

Snow Patrol
LD: Dave Sherwin
HES Equipment: Wholehog 3 with playback wing, Hog 500, Catalyst Pro Media Server, Studio Spot 575 CMYs, Studio Beams
Lighting Contractor: SM Lighting Ltd.
Tour Dates:

Spring Harvest (music & conference tour)
LD: Neil Scrivener
HES Equipment: 6 Studio Commands, 22 Studio Spot 575s, 24 Studio Color 575s, 8 x.Spots
Lighting Contractor: MLD
Tour Dates: UK

Taking Back Sunday
LD: John McGuire
HES Equipment: 1 Catalyst media server, 18 Cyberlights, 10 Studio Command 700s, 8 Studio Beams, Hog iPC console (in Hog 3 mode)
Lighting Contractor: CW Productions

Tanzwut
LD:  Chris Schulz
Lighting Contractor: Rain Age GmbH
HES Equipment:  4 Studio Commands, 1 Wholehog 2
Tour Dates: May in Europe

The Strokes
LD/Production Designer: Chris Ragan of IPS Creative Group
Lighting Director/Programmer: Howard Giddens
Lighting Contractor: Neg Earth for UK tour; Ed & Ted's for U.S. tour
HES Equipment: 2 DL2s, 2 Catalyst Pro media server; 5 Studio Spot 575s will be added to US tour, no DL2s for US leg
Tour Dates: Starts Jan. 24 UK/Ireland; starts March 1 US, Canada, followed by Japan/Australia and US arena tour

The Who
LD/Lighting Director: Tom Kenny
Programmer/Board Op: Dave Farmer
Lighting Contractors: Entec, PRG
HES Equipment: Studio Color 575s, Wholehog 2 console with wing
Tour Dates: UK

The Zutons
LD: Jonathan Armstrong
Lighting Contractor: Neg Earth
HES Equipment: Hog iPC, Studio Beams
Tour Dates: UK

Third Day
LD/Lighting Director/Programmer: Johnny Caudill
HES Equipment: Catalyst v4, Studio Beams, ColorCommands, ColorPro FX
Lighting Contractor: Creative Stage Lighting

Thousand Foot Krutch
LD/Programmer: Keith Hoagland, CK Productions
Lighting Director: Emmanuel Brown
Lighting Contractor: StringNoize of Hamilton, Ontario
HES Equipment: 12 Studio Color 575s, 2 Color Pro FX, Hog 1000 console
Tour Dates: starts May
Tour Name: "Art of Breaking" 2006

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
LD: Roy Bennett
Lighting Directors: Wally Lees, Jerome Thompson
HES Equipment: 1 Catalyst Pro Media Server, 22 Dataflash AF1000s
Lighting Contractor: Upstaging
Tour Dates: April-September, U.S.
Tour Name: "Soul to Soul" II

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
LD: Jim Lenahan
HES Equipment: 3 Catalyst v4 Media Servers
Lighting Contractor: CW Productions
Tour Dates: 2006

Toni Braxton
LD/Set Design: David "Gurn" Kaniski
Prod. Mgr: Tim Lamb
Lighting Contractor: Leg 1 - Ed & Ted's; Leg 2 - Felix Lighting
HES Equipment: Hog 1000, Studio Color 575s
Tour Dates: March 10-July 3
Tour Name: Libra Tour

Toto
LD/Lighting Director: Andrew Doig
Lighting Crew: Phil de Boissiere, Phil Freeman, Andy Greenall, Stephan Hazebrouk
Lighting Contractor: Neg Earth
HES Equipment: 3 DL2s, x.Spot Xtremes, Studio Beams, Wholehog 3 + 2 wings
Tour Dates: Feb. 25-May 8 in UK, Europe, Japan; June 28-July 4 U.S., July 12-Aug. 20 Europe
Tour Name: World Tour 2006


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