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Elegance with Adlib

Production News
10 March 2020

CANADIAN SINGER-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen briefed her production team to create an elegant and theatrical design which was adaptable for touring different-sized venues and festivals.

Production manager Zach Snyder invited Liverpool-based Adlib to provide audio and lighting for the European leg of her Dedicated tour, which played venues such as the O2 Victoria Warehouse (cap. 3,500) in Manchester and London’s O2 Academy Brixton (4,900).

Snyder specified an Avid S6L 24d audio console for front-of-house, and a DiGiCo SD13 for monitors, while lighting designer Charles Ford chose a grandMA2 light as his control desk.

“We have no touring video, but a backdrop made from lightweight crushed grey fabric, which takes light beautifully and looks textured and three dimensional,” says Ford, who used 16 Ayrton Khamsin LED profiles combined with 12 Robe MegaPointes for “eye-catching” beam work and effects. He used the Claypaky B-Eye K20 and GLP Impression X4 Bar 20s plus Chroma! ColorForce LED 48 and 72 battens for uplighting.

“Carly takes great interest in the look of the show, and trusts me to get great-looking results,” he says.

For audio Snyder deployed an L-Acoustics K2 & KS28 system, which he says is, “A is a great PA: you can source it worldwide and we use this standard rig at festivals.”

Rae and her four-piece band used their own Sennheiser mics and in-ear-monitors.

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