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Bandit Lites Illuminates Chris Young

Chris Young is rounding out the year with a new album and a tour run that covers the country as part of Jason Aldean's They Don't Know Tour. Bandit Lites is providing the lighting package for the American Country Award winning artist, whose sixth studio album is set to drop this month and features his most recent single, "Losing Sleep."

Using Bandit supplied Elation CuePix Blinder WW2 fixtures, Robe Pointes, Ayrton MagicPanels, and Martin Atomic 3000 Strobes, lighting director Mike Stanley created a portable version of Chris Lisle's 2016 tour design which did not have any floor lights conducive for an opening act position since most of the rig was in the upstage torms.

"Uprights were installed on the pyramid video carts, moving down about half of the Magic Panels and Pointes," says Stanley of the reconfiguration.

With 12 mi video on the carts, Stanley loaded strobes and CuePix blinders behind it to blast through while switching to the Roe Linx ten mil hung off a pip and stripped at set change for the flown wall.

"Mounting the MagicPanels vertically definitely opened up the potential of the 360° pan that really wasn't utilized in last year's show," Stanley says. "And as always, I can't preach enough about the Pointes: they're still my favorite fixture out there."

"The ingenuity of this production is one that demonstrates both creativity and precision," says Bandit Lites' business development officer, Brent Barrett. "Having known both Chris and Mike for years, every opportunity I have to work with them is always a pleasure."

Even with the challenges that come with touring extensively, Stanley finished by sharing how reassured he feels working with Bandit Lites saying, "We try to fly under the radar and be as low maintenance as possible, but I know the Bandit support's there for whatever may come up."


(11 October 2017)

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