There are 4 x ETC Source Four profiles behind the key band members, used for silhouetting and cool back-lit breakup effects.
Four half mirror balls are dotted around the stage – in a randomly organised fashion – used during the grand finale of “Guilty”, so when they are hit by a number of narrow beamed fixtures from the floor and the air, they form a diamond shape around where Diamandis is standing onstage.
Two Martin MAC 300 wash fixtures sit at each upstage corner of the stage, used for low level cross lighting, making a nice dynamic contrast to the high level washes.
For the 2 London shows – at The Roundhouse in Camden and just down the road at The Forum in Kentish Town, Entec supplied a Novalight Nova Flower 2K fixture, which was placed upstage centre. This is used during “Rootless” for a fantastically powerful epic rear breakup effect.
For the Forum show, Entec also provided 8 Vari*Lite 2500 spots as part of the overhead rig.
Wood issued a basic spec for overhead lights to all the venues on the itinerary, which were either provided from their in-house stock or sourced by the local promoter. These were hooked in to his Chamsys MagicQ console, along with the touring rig.
For video, Entec is supplying a 14 x 9ft upstage fast-fold screen. In the 2 songs with no footage, shadows of the musicians are cast onto the screen using the downstage MAC 300s.
The Christie 10K Roadrunner projector is rigged at FOH, and all the video content is stored on a Hippotizer V3 media server, triggered from Wood’s desk.
Wood is really enjoying the tour and working with a band that is up for visual invention and experimentation.
He is also tech’ing the rig himself, and says of Entec, “I have had excellent service – all the kit has been well prepped and maintained, which is crucial when you’re working alone on an intense schedule. Entec is a great company to work with – friendly, accessible and very well organised”.