THE LIGHTING designer for Kodaline’s UK tour, D Reilly, adopted the band’s diamond-shaped logo using three large diamond-shaped trusses as the visual core of the show.
With one flown over mid-stage and the other two mounted stage left and right on two truss columns each, the geometric patterns were designed to create a “powerful, consistent and easily identifiable look” for the band at venues including London’s Roundhouse (cap. 3,000), Glasgow’s O2 Academy (2,500) and the O2 Victoria Warehouse (3,500) in Manchester.
Needing to outline these features in “vivid” colour, Reilly chose Epix Strip Tour fixtures by manufacturer Chauvet Professional.
“Although there is a level of subliminal branding with the patterns, which mirror the logo, it’s a very attractive and engaging look,” says Reilly. “It draws eyes towards the stage. Because it’s also very modular, it allows us to create a consistent environment to perform in as we move from one venue to the next. We can cut down the size of the patterns for a smaller stage, but it’s still the same feel.”
Reilly weaves the ÉPIX Strip fixtures into his design with chase sequences and can use the strips to show pixel mapped video images created by Lumio Productions.